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FINAL FEW DAYS: An exclusive competition for our readers

Win a Virgin Voyages cruise (all inclusive) for two, plus 90,000 Virgin Points! Click through to enter, all we need is your name and email address. UK residents only.

The article above also includes details of the new Virgin Voyages cruises from Portsmouth which will take place in August and September 2024.

Special feature:

We go behind the scenes at Air Salvage International. It turns out the world’s biggest aircraft scrapyard is in the Cotswolds! Image below.

Air Salvage International

This week’s top travel news stories:

Virgin Atlantic will start charging for seat selection in Economy next month – Economy Classic and Economy Delight will no longer be free

What does BA Euroflyer and BA CityFlyer’s CEO have to say about the state of the industry? Highlights from a speech at The Aviation Club UK.

Register now for Hyatt’s new autumn bonus points promotion

Etihad and Air France KLM have announced a partnership which will allow Flying Blue members to redeem for Etihad flights and vice versa

British Airways is trialling a new ‘Group 0’ boarding process

Other British Airways and Avios news:

British Airways triples the cost of transferring Avios but increases the annual cap

Get 50% bonus Avios when you book a Qatar Airways Business Class flight in September

Transfer Nectar points into Avios and be entered into a competition to win a New York holiday

Credit card news:

It’s 60 years since American Express UK launched its £ cards – we look back …. and reveal C F Frost. Image above.

Hotel news:

Get a 25% discount (equivalent to a 33% bonus) when you buy World of Hyatt points – we give some examples of when it makes sense

London NFL tickets are available via Marriott Bonvoy – but only via auctions for now

Get 20,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points with a Homes & Villas booking

United Premium Plus

Latest reviews:

This week we started a special series of United Airlines reviews.

The key one is a review of United Airlines Premium Plus (premium economy) from London to San Francisco. Image above.

We also reviewed:

Next week we’ll look at United’s Polaris business class product.

Separately, Sinead went to Barcelona to review the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona hotel.

United AIrlines Global Services lounge Heathrow

Other interesting articles:

Get a 50% bonus buying Virgin Points until Monday

Get a 60% bonus buying Lufthansa Miles & More miles

Join us at ‘Loyalty Summit’ in London on Thursday 21st September for just $149 if you’re in the travel or loyalty industry

What are World of Hyatt points worth? and What are Radisson Rewards points worth? Our valuation series concludes.

Exclusive HfP reader offer for SME owners:

Got an SME? Join Malaysia Airlines MHbiz PRO and earn up to £450 of shopping vouchers

That’s all, folks

Our latest round-up of miles and points offers closing soon is here.

Don’t forget to visit our forum if you have any questions relating to frequent flyer or hotel loyalty programmes or loyalty credit cards.

See you next Saturday.

Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points

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