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

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

Head for Points article index

Norwegian acquires fellow Norwegian airline Widerøe

What’s going on at Global Airlines, the new UK airline which has bought four used A380s?

Marriott and Hertz launch a status match

Take a look through our 64 ‘My Favourite Hotel’ reviews

Review: Domes of Corfu – a luxe family-friendly resort (Marriott Bonvoy)

How does the 2024 Avios peak and off-peak chart compare to previous years?

Get £200 American Express cashback on a Relais & Chateaux hotel stay

Avios Group under investigation by HMRC for its VAT policies

News: listen to Rhys on the Simple Flying podcast, Finnair’s new seat rolls out

REMINDER: get 30,000 bonus points (converts to 30,000 Avios or £300) with Capital on Tap

British Airways orders six more Boeing 787-10 aircraft

How many Virgin Points do you need to fly to ….?

Review: The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne (Small Luxury Hotels / World of Hyatt)

Get VIP tickets to the BMW PGA golf with your Hilton Honors points

How does Virgin Red differ from Virgin Flying Club?

Review: the Etihad Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4

Which hotel loyalty programmes will rollover your ‘excess’ elite nights on 31st December?

Huge amounts of Orlando reward availability on Virgin Atlantic from Manchester

I fly on Etihad’s inaugural A380 flight from London to Abu Dhabi

Volotea launches Strasbourg flights from London Gatwick

Iberia joins the British Airways / Qatar Airways joint venture

Domes Resorts add Domes Lake Algarve to Marriott’s Autograph Collection

Here are the 2024 British Airways peak and off-peak Avios flight dates

NEW: Get £300 to spend at Indeed each year with American Express Business Platinum

eGates at all UK airports now open to 10 and 11 year olds

NEW: book ITA Airways flights using Virgin Points – good long-haul options

News: Virgin Atlantic closes its Newark lounge, Pittsburgh wooing Aer Lingus

British Airways makes short haul schedule changes for winter 2023

How to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

Lufthansa adds UK ski flights – including to Austria

LAST CHANCE: Save 30% on Virgin Atlantic reward seats to the USA in all cabins

£237 economy flights to the USA are back for the first time since the pandemic

Review: the Domes Aulus Zante resort, Zakynthos (part of Marriott Bonvoy)

RwandAir to increase Heathrow flights to daily

Hilton expands Emirates Old Trafford, plans new Portrush hotel

British Airways extends the Air Belgium charter on the Chicago route

BA Holidays extends its ‘double tier points’ offer to December 2024

Qatar Airways is returning to Cardiff in December, it seems

Air France launches Abu Dhabi flights – a new Virgin Points route to the Middle East

American Express brings back a minimum income requirement for its cards

Do the Avios changes make you better or worse off? We run the numbers

Lots of Dubai Club World and First Avios seats (4+ per flight) over October half term

REMINDER: Receive 2,500 – 300,000 Avios (or cash) with Nutmeg’s ISA & pension transfer offer

Earn 4 Avios per £1 spent at Bicester Village – and which travel partner is best?

New Marriott Bonvoy O2 concert tickets released

REMINDER: the ‘Reward Flight Finder’ feature in the BA app is still broken

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

British Airways moves to ‘earn Avios based on your spend’ – are you a winner or a loser?

How to get free hotel elite status from UK credit cards

Global Hotel Alliance launches a partnership with Regent Seven Seas cruises

MGM’s US casino hotels join Marriott Bonvoy after ending Hyatt partnership

Why haven’t ‘grab and go’ airport lounges launched in the UK?

Do you know that you earn status tier points on Virgin Atlantic redemption flights?

Which hotel chains offer lifetime status?

Hilton: get $100 to $300 daily credit on suite bookings at 50 top hotels

Still got the Amex Gold charge card? Swap to the Gold credit card and save £160

Which 30 airlines can you book with Avios points?

News: Gatwick strikes and a ban on agency workers, save £10 at World Duty Free at Heathrow

“Is British Airways Gold status worth it?”

Qatar Airways has returned to Birmingham with daily flights

Mandarin Oriental to open a third London hotel

Redeem Virgin Points for 0.5p via Virgin Trains Ticketing

Accor Diamond? Get a free 72-hour weekend car rental from Europcar

Amex is ending the sale of Membership Rewards points – should you jump in?

Review: the impressive Neptuno VIP Lounge in Madrid Terminal 4S (Priority Pass)

What is it like in the Accor Live Limitless suite at BST Hyde Park?

See Peter Kay with your Virgin Points at the AO Arena in Manchester

What could the new British Airways First Class seat look like?

Why ‘earn and burn’ is not always your best hotel points strategy

Super 8 hotels are coming to the UK

How I used my American Express Business Platinum benefits on a trip to Madrid

New Aspire lounge, used by British Airways, opens at Belfast City Airport

How can you earn Nectar points? (Part 2 – financial)

How can you earn Nectar points? (Part 1 – non-financial)

Premium economy and more flights to London? I interview Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mesfin Tasew

Got Amex Platinum? Join the Harvey Nichols Rewards scheme and save even more

British Airways throws Alex Cruz under a bus (again) in a Sunday Times interview

InterContinental Edinburgh The George adds a club lounge

What happened at Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone’s rooftop F1 party?

How many Avios do you need for flights on BA partner airlines?

Redeem Emirates Skywards miles for BMW Golf Classic tickets

Save on United Airlines and Emirates flights via special football deals

SIXT opens the first car rental base in Heathrow Terminal 2

BA news: sparkling wine returns to World Traveller Plus, Speedbird Cafe rebrands

News: IHG UK flash sale, Southend adds Geneva, Avis Budget adds Glasgow Central Station

Move quickly: lots of BA Club Suite Avios seats to Sydney in September / October / November

NEW: get a 25% bonus on HSBC Premier credit card points conversions to Avios

17th July is the last day to salvage value from your Radisson points via Choice Privileges

Why Caffe Nero remains the best Nectar redemption

Stansted Airport submits plans for new terminal extension

Which airlines let you transfer miles (including Avios) INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Get double Heathrow Rewards points on airport parking

Donate Avios to selected charities, with British Airways doubling your donation

New ‘£70 cashback on £200 spend’ Amex hotel offer with Millennium – good for NYC, Singapore

Get a free Greggs sausage roll from LNER

Virgin Red launches a special rosé wine deal for Virgin Points

What happened at the Head for Points Summer Party 2023?

The two easy ways to use Avios points to fly to Australia and New Zealand

First Direct scraps FX fees on its debit cards

easyJet drops free large cabin bag on certain fares

What are the best hotel promos for July 2023?

Newham council to block London City Airport’s expansion plans

Is easyJet Plus worth the £215 membership fee?

Review: the new Grand Hyatt La Manga Club resort and spa

Review: restaurants and dining at Grand Hyatt La Manga Club (part 2)

How do you convert Nectar points into Avios points?

How do you convert Avios points into Nectar points?

A positive change to the British Airways American Express 2-4-1 companion voucher rules

TfL orders an additional 11 DLR trains

Heathrow appoints its new CEO

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