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Here’s the full HfP index of articles for January 2023

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Here is a full list of the articles we published in January 2023.  Click through to read them in full:

Head for Points article index

Norwegian short-haul airline Flyr files for bankruptcy – Gatwick route will not launch

What is the best Star Alliance frequent flyer programme for you?

Air France KLM offering good Dubai business class sale fares for Autumn

Last day to register for the Paris 2024 Olympics ticket lottery

Review: the tiny new PrimaVista lounge at Rotterdam Airport

What is the difference between American Express Gold and American Express Platinum?

Review: the Sofitel London Heathrow Terminal 5 hotel

Why January is a good time to join ibis Business to get Accor Live Limitless Gold status

Emirates redemptions from Milan / Athens to New York devalued but taxes stay low

Flybe goes bust – all flights cancelled

Is IHG One Rewards the best hotel loyalty scheme?

SCHLOSS Roxburghe resort in Scotland joins Hyatt

Review: the Hilton Rotterdam hotel

Your 250 Avios from Uber should have posted – unless BA / Uber unlinked you

Hilton rolling out ‘keep your Diamond status with 1 stay’ – check ‘My Offers’ online

Accor launches a new two-way airline partnership with ITA

Finnair launches a new sale

The Avios / Hackett partnership has ended

Win one of 10 prizes of 300,000 Avios in a prize draw

Travelodge unveils its ‘budget-luxe’ upgraded hotels – are they worth a visit?

Manchester Airport announces closure of Terminal 1 after £440m Terminal 2 expansion

Peter Kay VIP suite tickets at the O2 available for Marriott Bonvoy points

NEW: Spend and earn Avios on duty free at Doha’s Hamad International Airport

REGISTER NOW for Marriott’s new ‘1000 bonus points and double elite nights’ promotion

Eurostar launches a new logo – and a new loyalty scheme is coming

REGISTER NOW: IHG One Rewards launches its new Spring bonus points offer

Review: we visit Motto Rotterdam Blaak, Hilton’s new hostel-hotel concept

Excellent £100 Hyatt / American Express cashback deal launched

Get 5,000 Avios as a sign-up bonus with the Aer Lingus credit card

What new Avios earn and spend partners has Qatar Airways brought?

Fly EL AL? You can book it via Qantas Frequent Flyer using Amex Membership Rewards points

What is the best Star Alliance credit card?

Review: the NH Collection Antwerp Centre hotel

Is Hilton Honors the best hotel loyalty scheme?

Wizz-Air makes a big push into Turkey from London

British Airways has quietly increased the tier points earned to Hong Kong

Student? Get BA Bronze equivalent status (Qatar Silver) on graduation with Qatar Student Club

Got Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite hotel status? You get United Airlines status for free

How many tier points does each British Airways flight earn?

IHG launches a ‘5-4-4’ hotel deal for its Luxury & Lifestyle Collections

Qatar Airways to replace Emirates as F1’s airline sponsor – use Avios for tickets?

Accor launches its 44th hotel brand – Handwritten Collection

I chat to Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, about life post-pandemic

Good Lufthansa and SWISS flight deals to Dubai

Get a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors hotel points

Lufthansa makes a stand-alone bid for Italy’s ITA

Wide-open reward availability at Hilton’s Conrad Maldives Rangali resort

We join Luxair’s first flight from London City Airport to Antwerp

Lots of Aer Lingus business class Avios seats to the US have appeared – with low taxes

Emirates offering stopover freebies on new bookings for two weeks only

Aspire lounge at Bristol Airport may leave Priority Pass

American Airlines unveils biggest ever Heathrow Summer schedule

Two new American Express deals – 1000 Avios on £500 BA spend and £300 off Qatar Airways

Good deal at the InterContinental Edinburgh The George hotel

Excellent SkyTeam flight deals to Sao Paulo and Lima

Last call for the current Hyatt ‘buy points’ bonus – annual cap doubled

What are American Express Centurion airport lounges, and where are they?

How do British Airways American Express 2-4-1 vouchers work?

Accor Live Limitless adds new event ticket redemptions in London

New American Express Platinum Dining maps to help spend your £300 credit

Emirates ramps up its UK regional services

How to donate your £120 Deliveroo credit from American Express Gold to charity

Where can you fly on Iberia with your Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher?

Review: the JW Marriott Grosvenor House hotel, London

Hilton launches (another) new hotel brand – Spark

News: good Andaz Prague hotel deal, Air India moves flights from Heathrow to Gatwick

Hyatt opens the FirstName Bordeaux hotel

Is Accor Live Limitless the best hotel loyalty scheme?

What are the 2023 peak and off-peak Avios flight dates?

Hyatt returns to the La Manga Club

British Airways gets access to a new lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle

JW Marriott Berlin hotel ‘unveiled’ after initial refurbishment

The first UK airport with 100% ‘don’t unpack’ security scanners is …. Teesside

Astonishing 70,000 Avios sign-up bonus for the British Airways Premium Plus American Express!

Check your IHG Milestone Rewards if you did a mattress run

NEW: Transfer Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles into Marriott Bonvoy points

British Airways Boeing 787-8 fleet getting Club Suite – Autumn flights showing at

NEW: Get 35,000 Avios with the British Airways Premium Plus Amex card

Etihad launches its Winter sale – Seychelles at £1,999

How to transfer 54,000 Avios per year to someone

Crazy €750+ BA / AA business class fares to New York, Boston, DC

BA slashes the cost of transferring Avios between members by up to 90% – opens new opportunities

Save 20% on IHG One Rewards redemptions …. soon

New Marriott Bonvoy O2 concert tickets released

Elizabeth line staff to strike on Thursday

Need a UK airport hotel? These four are in the Hilton Winter Sale

How do Barclaycard Avios Mastercard upgrade vouchers work?

Why the only thing better than transferable points is INSTANTLY transferable points

Review: the new Andaz Prague hotel, part of World of Hyatt

Your questions on our 30,000 points Capital on Tap Visa offer answered

How to use Avios to FULLY pay for Aer Lingus flights – no cash required

Groupon offering 50% off a Priority Pass lounge card

Review: Is the Bank of Ireland Avios credit card from Aer Lingus AerClub worth the fee?

JetBlue adds a day flight from New York JFK to London Heathrow

KLM and Air France launch a decent business class flight sale from the UK

Book review: Mileage Maniac by Steve Belkin, the man who earned 40 million miles

Get 4,500 bonus points if you (or your partner?) are a new Hilton Honors member

British Airways unveils new crew uniforms from Ozwald Boateng

Get a refund to your American Express card? Here’s how it impacts your vouchers and bonuses

BA Holidays launches extra sale discounts

Hilton news: why it has the best hotel promo for January, Hampton Exeter Airport shuts

Last chance to pick your 2022 Marriott Bonvoy Annual Choice Benefit – which is best?

Have you been blocked from making American Express referrals?

Five Avios secrets you probably don’t know

British Airways launches five new Gatwick short-haul services – wide open for Avios redemptions

Final batch of 2022/23 Arsenal tickets bookable with Emirates Skywards miles or Amex points

Got Marriott status? It seems you will get a soft landing for 2023

You can now convert Reward Gateway points into Avios

How a couple can earn 186,875 Avios if they are new to Amex

Hilton Glasgow charging £10 to use its swimming pool

The new InterContinental Bucharest hotel is now open

Is Virgin Atlantic’s ‘Points Plus Money’ feature a good deal?

Here are 10 new Marriott Bonvoy hotels you’ll want to visit in 2023

Get up to 13,750 Avios with Sainsbury’s life insurance – and a look at other insurance offers

How does Marriott Bonvoy ‘Points Advance’ – booking rooms without having the points – work?

Catch up on our flight and hotel reviews from 2022

StatusMatcher – what tier matches can you get from your existing airline and hotel status cards?

Which sort of IHG One Rewards points count towards elite status, and which don’t?

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