Earn up to 1,000 bonus Avios plus win a share of 100,000 Avios with new Avis promotions

Avis has launched two bonus Avios promotions – as well as a prize draw giving away 100,000 Avios! The two Avios promotions are If you book an Avis car in mainland Spain for three days or more in August, you will receive 500 bonus Avios […]

Bits: £1500 UK to Jo’burg deal with Qatar Airways, last day for BA and Virgin sales, last day for the Hilton sale

News in brief: £1500 UK to Johannesburg deal with Qatar Airways (EDIT: this deal now appears to have been pulled) Qatar Airways is offering a very attractive £1500 (£1498 to be exact) business class deal to Johannesburg.  It seems to be available between October and […]

Save the £4.99 fee when you sign up to Revolut via our special HFP reader offer

This article is sponsored by Revolut to promote its special sign-up offer for HFP readers Revolut, the app-based current account, started off life as a free debit card for people who do not have, or do not want, a separate ‘0% FX fees’ credit card to […]

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Why it can be worth paying an annual fee for a miles and points credit card

I get numerous emails from Head for Points readers asking for advice on which miles and points credit card they should get.  These often come with the caveat “but I don’t want to pay a fee for a card”. I don’t agree with this approach.  […]

Virgin Atlantic and Delta changing US services from Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester

Virgin Atlantic and Delta have just announced a raft of scheduling changes that will increase the frequency of flights between the UK, including from Manchester, and the USA These changes are unrelated to the joint venture filed between Delta, Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France, […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Marriott Bonvoy – The Facts

This is the fourth of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two articles on different days. One will list the basic facts of the scheme – basically “How does Marriott Bonvoy work?” – and the other […]

Virgin Atlantic launches good US Upper Class sale for immediate travel – works for solo travellers too!

Virgin Atlantic has launched a good sale on many of its US routes. This seems to be in response to the current British Airways sale, which is exceptionally cheap – see our article here – but which requires two people to travel. The Virgin Atlantic […]

Can you get a better travel deal with Clubcard points than Avios or Virgin miles?

Tesco Clubcard offers a very cheap way of accumulating Avios points and Virgin Flying Club miles without stepping on a plane.   This is why I cover the best Clubcard earning offers on Head for Points and a broader range of Clubcard and Nectar deals over […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Le Club AccorHotels – The Opinion

In my previous article I outlined ‘the facts’ of the Le Club AccorHotels loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – big global network, decent Platinum benefits at Sofitel […]

Hilton Honors tightens up its status match – but it is still generous

Hilton Honors has changed the requirements for its status match programme.  Not necessarily worse – although it will be harder for the majority of people – but different. It still remains a good offer, in my view, and something you should seriously consider at the right […]

LAST CALL: Get a 20%-45% bonus when you buy Avios

A quick reminder that that British Airways is currently running a new short-term ‘buy Avios’ promotion which has another 48 hours to run. You will receive a bonus of up to 45% Avios when you buy or gift points by Sunday 18th August. This is […]

Big Marriott Bonvoy changes: peak/off-peak launches, Points Advance and ‘5th night free’ tweaked

Marriott Bonvoy has just announced a number of changes to the programme, a couple of which seem innocuous but which have the potential to bite. Full details of these changes can be found on this special page of the Marriott website.  The site includes a […]

Bits: good free competition for BA Amex cardholders, Eurostar Carte Blanche changes (HFP exclusive)

News in brief: 100 prizes to be won by British Airways American Express cardholders for #BA100 British Airways has launched a competition for all British Airways American Express cardholders to promote #BA100. There are 100 prizes to be won – the full list is here […]

Virgin’s first A350 arrives – and the 3rd and 4th aircraft now showing in the JFK timetable

Virgin Atlantic accepted delivery of its first A350 at the Airbus factory in Toulouse over the weekend.  The aircraft has been called ‘Red Velvet’. There was no public arrival event, with the aircraft quietly flown into Gatwick on Saturday.  I’m not sure why Virgin Atlantic […]

What can your business do with Amex Membership Rewards points?

Sponsored Feature Whilst there are a wide range of personal credit and charge cards which offer rewards on your spending, your options are smaller if you are looking for a Small Business payment card with a rewards scheme. There is very little out there, but […]

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