REGISTER NOW: Marriott’s new Summer bonus points promotion is here

Marriott Bonvoy has launched its second ‘bonus points’ promotion since the scheme launched in February. You can register here by logging in. (If you have trouble via that link, try this one.) Here are the key points: The promotion is called “Endless Earning” It runs […]

Review: British Airways Club World on an A318, London City to New York via Shannon (Part 1)

This is my review of BA1, the British Airways service from London City to New York JFK, on an Airbus A318. The introduction to this BA1 review which ran yesterday – click here – looked at the background and history of the service. I also […]

Review: British Airways Club World on an A318, London City to New York via Shannon (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my review of BA1, the British Airways service from London City to New York JFK, on an Airbus A318. Part 1, which looks at the cabin and seat, can be found here.  This article focuses on the food and drink […]

How and when to get tickets for the Head for Points Summer Party on Monday 8th July!

Now that we have teased you – twice – about our upcoming Summer party, we thought it was time to give you some concrete details. Last year we held our first Summer party after several successful Christmas events.  It was a success – it was […]

Review: Should BA scrap BA1, the ‘all business’ London City to New York service?

This is my review of BA1, the ‘all business class’ service from London City to New York JFK, via Shannon. Well, more accurately, tomorrow will be my full review.  Today I want to give you some background to the BA1 service and my reasoning for […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic orders 14 new aircraft, BA Amex ‘buy Avios’ bonus launched – good deal?

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic orders 14 new A330neo aircraft The rumours we reported recently were true, with Virgin Atlantic confirming an order for 14 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft at the Paris Air Show yesterday.  There is also an option for an additional six aircraft. The […]

Get an IHG Rewards Club status match – including top tier Spire Elite!

IHG Rewards Club has launched a status match promotion, offering 2,500 members with UK or US addresses the chance to get a status match to top-tier Spire Elite. If are not currently top tier in another programme, IHG will match your mid tier status to […]

Hey big spender ….. we don’t want your credit card business

There are very few businesses which actively try to discourage their customers from spending more, especially in the consumer field. If you are running a B2B company, of course, you may be keen to diversify your income (an issue we had with HFP in the […]

When a BA Gold should book a ‘double Avios’ Gold Priority Reward

A while ago we were with some friends when the conversation turned, as it always does when the other person is a traveller, to miles and points.  The wife was unleashing her frustration about being unable to get the short-haul redemption seats she wanted to fit […]

HFP in Oman: Review of Oman Air business class, Muscat to London Heathrow (Part 1)

This is my review of Oman Air business class on a Boeing 787-9, from Muscat to Heathrow. It is the final part of our series on my recent trip to Oman as a guest of Oman Air and the Al Bustan Palace in Muscat.  My […]

HFP in Oman: Review of Oman Air business class, Muscat to London Heathrow (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of our review of Oman Air business class, flying from Muscat to London on a Boeing 787-9. Part 1 of our Oman Air business class review can be found here, which focuses mainly on the cabin and seat layout.  Here we […]

Why NO-ONE should spend £20,000 for a 2-4-1 on the free British Airways American Express card

Long-term readers will recognise this article, as I like to give it an outing every 12-18 months.  I wanted to give it another run today as it has a lot of value for new HFP readers who may be putting £20,000 per year on the […]

Review: Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa (part of Marriott Bonvoy) in Dubai – Part 1

This is our review of the Al Maha Desert Resort outside Dubai, part of Marriott’s ‘The Luxury Collection’. Caroline, who you may remember from our review of the new LNER Azuma trains along the East Coast Mainline, recently enjoyed a trip to Dubai and spent […]

Review: Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa (part of Marriott Bonvoy) in Dubai – Part 2

This is Part 2 of our review of the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai. Part 1 of our Al Maha review can be found here – we had to split it due to length! Al Maha is one of the most iconic […]

Reviewing Jurys Rewards – is the Jurys Inn reward scheme any good?

The Jurys Rewards loyalty scheme is little known.  We thought it was time to give it a quick review. The Jurys Inn chain is relatively low profile although – under the new ownership of Leonardo Hotels – it is now picking up again after a […]

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