Bits: BA GGL Heathrow Express First upgrades extended, Etihad scraps chauffeur cars on redemptions

News in brief: Heathrow Express / BA Gold Guest List upgrade deal extended We were with the Heathrow Express team at the Business Travel Show yesterday.  They confirmed that – whilst ba.com has not been updated – the offer of free First Class upgrades on […]

Bits: Is British Airways getting rid of the Club Europe table?, last day for 30% Hyatt ‘buy points’ bonus

News in brief: Is British Airways getting rid of the Club Europe console? On Wednesday we wrote about the plans by British Airways to cap Club Europe at seven rows due to the lack of galley space on its new and ‘to be refurbished’ short […]

When your Hilton Honors points expire, and how to stop it

I receive occasional emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my Hilton Honors points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my Hilton Honors points expire?’. This series looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep valuable points intact. If you […]

What I learned at the Co-Brand Credit Card Conference yesterday

Anika and I were at the UK’s only annual co-brand credit card conference yesterday where representatives from most of the card groups we discuss on Head for Points meet up to discuss what is happening in the industry.  Which, at the moment, is obviously quite a […]

Using Avios on Royal Jordanian – Part 2, the Crown Lounge at Amman airport

This is the 2nd of my three articles about my experiences flying BA’s partner Royal Jordanian. Part 1 reviewed Royal Jordanian’s short haul business class service (click here).  In this article I want to take a look at the Crown Lounge at Amman airport. Queen […]

When your Club Carlson points expire, and how to stop it

I receive occasional emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my Club Carlson points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my Club Carlson points expire?’.  This new series looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep your valuable points intact. […]

British Airways “to cap Club Europe at seven rows”

When I wrote about the new Club World catering last week, I mentioned that I had also heard some interesting news about Club Europe changes.  I wanted to get some additional confirmation before I wrote about it, and luckily the Club Europe crew we had […]

Meridiana now officially Air Italy – and may become a useful Avios partner

We have occasionally covered the weird story of Italian airline Meridiana on Head for Points.  This was an airline based in Sardinia, owned by the Aga Khan and flying a decrepit fleet of planes to random destinations.  It also used Avios as its loyalty currency, […]

Bits: Qatar’s first A350-1000 arrives and off to Heathrow, three new routes to the Med from Southend

News in brief: Qatar Airways first A350-1000 arrives, to be used on Heathrow route On Tuesday Qatar Airways received its first (and the world’s first) A350-1000 at the Airbus factory in Toulouse.  This makes Qatar Airways the first airline worldwide to operate an A350-1000.  The […]

Fly to Australasia with Etihad (ex-Scandi) from £1730, valid all year inc Christmas

Etihad has jumped on the bandwagon of airlines offering aggressive Business Class discounts out of Scandinavia.  If you have been looking to head to Australia or New Zealand this year, this might work for you. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Auckland. The best departure […]

Using Avios on Royal Jordanian – Part 1, review of short-haul Crown Business

Royal Jordanian has a surprisingly low profile amongst Head for Points readers.  They would have been further off my own radar if I didn’t have a friend who uses them regularly and is a fan. This is why Royal Jordanian should be on your radar: […]

Bits: new Accor / Avios promo now live, Radisson and Park Inn sale on, triple Shangri-La points

News in brief: New ‘6000 Avios’ Accor promo now active A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the new Accor (Novotel, Ibis, Sofitel, Pullman, Mercure etc) promotion.  You can earn 6,000 Avios or €120 of vouchers for completing 3 x 2-night stays. Today is […]

The top 9 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

Assuming that my pneumonia clears up, on Wednesday I am giving a ‘state of the nation’ speech – from the customer perspective –  to the key players in the UK co-brand credit card industry. I will try to do an article later in the week […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 15 – How to earn and redeem Avios points on Flybe

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how to earn and redeem Avios on Flybe. It is now over three years […]

Bits: Small Luxury Hotels leaves Avios, win a 1-year pass for Plaza Premium’s LHR lounges

News in brief: Small Luxury Hotels leaves Avios after launching its INVITED loyalty scheme Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a consortium of 520 luxury hotels in 80 countries. These are primarily independent properties, many of which are well known in their respective markets. […]

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