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SAVE THE DATE: the 2023 Head for Points Summer Party is coming!

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Yes, it’s back. We’re delighted to announce that the Head for Points Summer Party will be returning next month.

If you’ve never been, this is a unique opportunity to eat, drink and be merry with 500 fellow guests – including a lot of industry representatives – whilst also potentially winning a £7,000 raffle prize!

It is, by a huge margin, the biggest frequent flyer event in the UK.

The date will be Tuesday 27th June. We hope you can make it.

Save the date: Tuesday 27th June

The party will take place at the Renaissance St Pancras hotel from 6pm to roughly 9pm and there will be 500 tickets available.

As anyone who attended our 2019 and 2022 Summer Parties will attest, the Renaissance is a great venue for a summer celebration. There is a balcony area if the weather is fine and a beautiful vaulted indoor space if it’s not.

As well as chatting to Rob, Rhys and Sinead and fellow guests, there should be around 75 people from your favourite airlines, hotels and credit card companies in the room who are keen to meet you and hear what you think.

Tickets, subject to final confirmation, will be £12.50 which includes VAT (boo!) and the Eventbrite booking fee (bigger boo!). This gets you:

  • your first drink
  • canapes and cupcakes all night (we’re spending over £12,500 on catering – you won’t leave hungry)
  • …. and a potentially very valuable raffle ticket

There will be a cash bar for additional drinks on the night. Our deal with the hotel is for eight bar staff so the queues of last year should not reoccur.

We will be releasing tickets in the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on the site or your emails for full details of when the tickets go on sale.

The party is generously sponsored by SeatSpy

Hosting a party for 500 people at a five star hotel with free food and (some) free drink is clearly very expensive. We couldn’t have done this without the generous support of SeatSpy, our preferred reward flight alert and search service.

For over three years now, SeatSpy has been a convenient way of finding reward seat availability on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.

It is by far the easiest way of seeing Avios and Virgin Points reward seats across an entire year without having to search for dates individually.  It is the only service of its type with Virgin Atlantic coverage.

Over the last couple of years, SeatSpy has also added coverage for Air France, KLM, American Airlines, Etihad, United Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, LOT Polish, Croatia Airlines and Brussels Airlines.

A key part of the service is award seat notifications. Pick a route, pick an airline, pick a date or date range, pick one or more travel classes and you will be notified as soon as extra reward seats open up. It’s a service I have personally benefitted from on multiple occasions and is worth the subscription fee on its own.

SeatSpy is also trialling notifications for event redemptions via Marriott Bonvoy Moments and Hilton Honors Experiences. This can include anything from tickets to see bands play at the O2 in London to tennis tickets or a factory tour at the McLaren Technology Centre. You need to move fast when these are offered as ‘buy it now’ redemptions, and a SeatSpy subscription allows you to be notified within minutes of tickets becoming available.

The SeatSpy team will be at the party on the night. They are keen to chat to existing users about how they find the site and what new airlines and features they want to see, as well as sign up new users.

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The famous Head for Points party raffle will return!

We will also hold our famous party raffle on the night.

We’re delighted to say that our friends at Malaysia Airlines have donated a fantastic raffle prize worth £7,000+. With British Airways no longer flying to Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia Airlines being a member of the oneworld alliance, it is the obvious choice for anyone who wants to earn BA tier points and earn (or spend) Avios. We’ll tell you more about what the airline offers in the run up to the event.

Full details will be revealed when tickets go on sale. Each party ticket comes with a raffle ticket, and you need to be in the room at 8pm when the raffle is drawn. There will be some valuable runner up prizes worth £500+ too – full details to come.

Details of how you can get a ticket will be published very soon. We still have lots more to reveal, but please mark Tuesday 27th June in your diary now.

The HfP team and SeatSpy look forward to seeing you there!

Comments (60)

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  • mattnav_travel says:

    Shame that it had to be on a weekday for working non-Londoners who’d like to have joined in 😢 Any plans to hold a similar event on a Saturday ?

    • AirMax says:

      The profile the advertisers (and prize suppliers) are looking for: London for the week, the country for the weekend.
      If you live in the North and go to London only for theatre at the weekend or something, well, hmm

    • Rob says:

      Can’t see my wife approving that 🙂

  • The Savage Squirrel says:

    Interesting. That might just work for this northerly reader…

  • BuildBackBetter says:

    Out of curiosity, what’s the second biggest frequent flyer event in the UK?

    • Rob says:

      There’s a Flyertalk pub meet-up at Christmas that gets around 30 people.

  • Peter Taysum says:

    OK, I’m potentially in! How can I get a good deal at the Hotel, max points at Marriot Bonvoy; I’m teaching in Aylesbury the following morning. I’m from Oooop Noooorrth! 🤪

    Plus parking!


    • Tariq says:

      Overnight it at the Courtyard LTN (or Hampton LTN) and take the train from Airport Parkway to STP there and back on the night.

  • yorkieflyer says:

    Mmmm late notice again, sadly away

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