BIG NEWS: Virgin Atlantic announces its £1.2 billion rescue plan – but is it enough?

Virgin Atlantic will continue to fly – at least for the medium term.  The airline has just announced its £1.2 billion recapitalisation which will hopefully provide enough liquidity to see it through the worst of the coronavirus crisis. Here are the headline details: The rescue […]

Bits: Nectar launches hotel booking site, £70 Opodo discount code, BA Arrivals Lounge closed, Hilton closes in Cape Town

News in brief: Nectar launches a hotel booking site – is it any good? Nectar has launched its own hotel booking site, which you can find at hotels.nectar.com. As you will see, it is a white lable version of Rocketmiles, which is itself part of […]

Hilton Honors will roll over ALL your elite nights from 2020 into 2021!

With airline and hotel loyalty programmes rushing to extend your status automatically for next year, a problem has emerged. Once your status is assured for next year, what is the benefit of continuing to give your business to that airline or hotel?  (Apart, of course, […]

LAST DAY: Get a 100% bonus buying Hilton points and a 60% bonus buying Marriott points

There are two ‘buy points’ offers ending today.  If you are thinking of booking any stays for the next couple of months, it may be cheaper to buy points instead of paying cash. Get a 100% bonus buying Hilton Honors points We’re not suggesting that […]

The new HFP chat thread – Wednesday 15th July

We have decided to run this new daily chat thread on Head for Points. Historically, the daily ‘Bits’ articles were the defacto repository for random comments and questions.  It is unlikely that the news flow will be so big over the next few weeks that […]

How I am maximising the Amex Business £150 Dell cashback offer

American Express recently launched a series of cashback offers for its Business Platinum and Business Gold cardholders.  This is how I am trying to maximise one of them to generate as much money as possible. I am going to look at the Dell cashback offer […]

Bits: Norwegian to resume long-haul flights in December, Qatar moving to Terminal 5, follow Rhys’s first flight on Instagram

News in brief: Norwegian to resume long-haul flights in December The vast majority of Norwegian’s long-haul network from the UK is to the US. This makes operating these routes very difficult given the travel ban implemented by the US on European travellers, the increasing rates […]

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – The Peninsula, Shanghai

Today, our ‘My Favourite Hotel’ review is from Shanghai. We are currently running this reader-written feature to provide some positivity and inspiration to Head for Points.  You can find all of the ‘My Favourite Hotel’ reviews so far by clicking here.  This was scheduled to be […]

The new HFP chat thread – Tuesday 14th July

We have decided to run this new daily chat thread on Head for Points. Historically, the daily ‘Bits’ articles were the defacto repository for random comments and questions.  It is unlikely that the news flow will be so big over the next few weeks that […]

400 UK Travelodge hotels may change brand as landlords lose patience (and money)

The UK hotel industry may be facing one of its biggest shake-ups in recent years, as landlords of over 400 UK Travelodge hotels open talks over rebranding. Accor, Marriott, IHG, Hilton, Jury’s Inn and Magnuson Hotels are among the groups who are in detailed discussions […]

Is the new British Airways ‘use more Avios but just pay £1 of taxes’ policy a big mistake?

During 2019, British Airways announced a shake-up of Avios pricing on short-haul flights. Since Avios was introduced, short-haul flights have come with a flat £17.50 one-way / £35 return added on.  This was termed ‘Reward Flight Saver’ and is a contribution towards the taxes and […]

Book now for IHG and Best Western ‘3 for 2’ hotel deals

If you are considering a UK or European trip during this year, IHG has launched ‘Get A Night On Us’ at its UK and European hotels.  These include InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn Express. You can find out more here. […]

The new HFP chat thread – Monday 13th July

We have decided to run this new daily chat thread on Head for Points. Historically, the daily ‘Bits’ articles were the defacto repository for random comments and questions.  It is unlikely that the news flow will be so big over the next few weeks that […]

LAST CHANCE: Get 15,000 points (=15,000 Avios) sign-up bonus with Capital On Tap’s Visa SME credit card!

Tomorrow (Monday) is your LAST CHANCE to get the special Head for Points sign-up deal on the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. Here’s the one line summary: Apply today or tomorrow and you will receive a sign-up bonus of 15,000 Capital On […]

Amazon ad
SPECIAL OFFER: Get a bonus of up to 15,000 Virgin Atlantic miles!
VAA