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

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

Head for Points article index

Huge 60,000 Avios sign-up bonus for the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card

Priority Pass increasing its guest fees from 1st October

News: Luxair adds Manchester flights, Marriott opens a Four Points hotel in Edinburgh

British Airways extends free rebooking of all short-haul flights to Friday

REGISTER NOW: Marriott’s new ‘1,500 points per stay plus brand bonuses’ hotel promotion

Norse Atlantic cuts Barbados flights

Club Eurostar will get a new top tier in October

What are IHG One Rewards hotel points worth?

Which Heathrow Airport hotels are walkable from the terminals?

What are Hilton Honors hotel points worth?

The story of the Boeing 747 at British Airways

British Airways restarts flights between Billund and Gothenburg this week

Hilton opens a Canopy hotel in Cannes

What are Accor Live Limitless hotel points worth?

Review: the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Venice (my fifth visit, even though ….)

News: Caviar House Mile High Picnics, Flying Blue parking partner, Heathrow shopping deals

Get cheaper Virgin redemptions with a credit card voucher

British Airways to insist on photo ID for domestic flights from 1st September

Get a big Virgin Points bonus on flight bookings – alongside a new sale

British Airways ‘First Dining Room’ in Terminal 3 seems to be admitting Gold Guest List

Review: the Canopy San Francisco SoMa hotel, part of Hilton Honors (ex Virgin Hotels)

ULEZ comes to Heathrow on 29th August – you may need to pay £12.50 to drive to the airport

What is the cheapest way to top up your Virgin Points?

Radisson Hotels launches a new sale

The W Edinburgh hotel is finally taking bookings

Which airlines have lie-flat business class seats on intra-Europe flights?

Route news: Norse drops Kingston, BA adds more Faro flights, Southend gains Alicante

Can you access airport lounges flying Aer Lingus with British Airways elite status?

Monarch is returning to the UK skies – but can it succeed?

Review: the Kimpton Saint George Toronto hotel, part of IHG One Rewards

Get a SIXT car rental status match from your Marriott Bonvoy or Virgin Atlantic status

Review: Air Transat Club Class (premium economy) on an A321LR from London to Toronto

Get any Railcard for £19.80 with Trip.com

Save at Hotel du Vin when you stay and dine on a Sunday

What are the three ways of earning airline tier points from a package holiday?

New RailAir route from Watford to Heathrow, and improved Woking times from today

NEW: You can now spend Virgin Points on LATAM flights to and around South America

IHG launches (another) new hotel brand – Garner

REGISTER NOW: Hilton launches its new bonus points promotion for September to December

Excellent £1,225+ SAS business class flights from UK to USA are back – no Saturday required

See Madonna and more as new Marriott Bonvoy O2 concert tickets released

LATAM launches London to Lima flights – and how to earn and spend points for it

Southampton Airport opens its runway extension- what changes?

Becky Hill plays Hilton’s Secret Socials gig

Aer Lingus launches two new US cities, bookable with Avios

New brands in New York – Marriott launches Delta Hotels, Hilton launches Tempo

Which loyalty experts can you hear at World Aviation Festival, Lisbon, next month?

Finnair will join Avios – what does it mean for you?

Should a family of three swap who holds their BA Premium Plus Amex card each year?

Finnair adds extra Bangkok flights, bookable with Avios

Emirates adds a 7th Heathrow flight – on a Boeing 777

What is Virgin Atlantic’s policy for unaccompanied children?

British Airways On Business points extended to June 2024 – website still down after 6 months

What’s the best non-flying use of Virgin Points?

A ba.com bug that Gold card holders should know about

How I made a mistake over the British Airways rules for unaccompanied children

Get a bonus of up to 40% when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points

Attend a Concorde gala dinner in Manchester

What can the British Airways “You First” team do for you if you are booked in First Class?

The adult LEGO Concorde, with 2000 pieces, is coming next month!

What is the best credit card for foreign FX spending when someone else is paying?

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

Review: the new Blush Lounge by Plaza Premium at Heathrow Terminal 4

Get 2,500 Virgin Points by activating Tesco Clubcard Auto-Convert

Air India unveils its new livery

LAST CHANCE: get 30,000 bonus points (worth 30,000 Avios or £300) with Capital on Tap

A bookable route to New Zealand opens up with Virgin Points

How to redeem Virgin Points for hotel rooms via Kaligo

Join aviation and loyalty leaders (and HfP) at World Aviation Festival, Lisbon, next month

Aer Lingus redemptions are still far cheaper when booked at avios.com (but no 2-4-1’s)

How to use Virgin Points for a Virgin Holidays discount

Treat your kids to a ‘Paddington’ day with Marriott Bonvoy

Aer Lingus to finally restart flights to Minneapolis?

How to convert Virgin Points to Hilton or IHG hotel points

Norse Atlantic delays its new winter sun routes

Very good Hawaii business class fares are back – with huge BA tier point potential

Nectar Connect is closing – an easy source of Avios goes away

How to upgrade your Virgin Atlantic flight with Virgin Points

What benefits does Heathrow Rewards Premium membership get you?

The mysterious mystery of Gatwick North’s new Flight Lounge

How to redeem Virgin Points on ANA and other partners

Get a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points

More chances to fly a Finnair flat bed seat to Helsinki

Review: the classy Etihad First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi Terminal 3

How to redeem Virgin Points on SkyTeam flights

What are the best hotel promos for August 2023?

Amex Gold bonus increased to 25,000 points (=25,000 Avios) until Tuesday

British Airways agrees pay deal with Unite for 24000 staff, reverses ‘fire and rehire’ pay cuts

Lots of Singapore and Sydney Club World Avios availability for four people for July 2024

Review: Etihad’s A380 Business Studio from London to Abu Dhabi – still competitive?

More BA route tweaks: A380 returns to Singapore (no Club Suite), City to Milan and San Sebastian

New route news: Qatar Airways grows at Manchester, Ethiopian Airlines adds Gatwick

British Airways launches FOUR new Heathrow short-haul routes – Avios seats wide open

IHG gains a Dubai beach resort from Accor overnight – and redemptions are good value

British Airways improves short haul snacks in Economy, and makes lounge loos unisex

Save 15% on Heathrow Express flexible tickets

Virgin Hotels becomes more integrated into Virgin Red

No more sign up bonuses on Sainsbury’s Nectar credit cards

Review: the tranquil British Airways lounge in the Heathrow Terminal 5B satellite

Get 30,000 points, and great benefits, with Amex Platinum

How to redeem Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic flights

How does GHIC, the EHIC replacement EU travel insurance card, work?

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