Are you listening BA? Air Canada shows how status extensions should be done

Air Canada is not an airline we cover much on Head for Points, but it is definitely worth covering its approach to extending the status of its Altitude frequent flyers due to coronavirus. Air Canada is a little like British Airways.  It dominates its market, […]

The new HFP chat thread – Wednesday 8th April

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 […]

Coronavirus: Airlines allowed to defer €1.1 billion in European air traffic control fees

EUROCONTROL, the Brussels-based organisation that co-ordinates payment for air traffic control services by airlines, has approved a deal to defer €1.1 billion of fees. EUROCONTROL (The European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation) is jointly owned by 41 European countries, plus Israel and Morocco, […]

Coronavirus: Which EU airlines have most to lose from refunding cancelled flights?

Over the weekend I looked at the scale of IAG’s liability in terms of how much it may have to refund customers for pre-booked flights.  With €3.5bn of pre-paid but not flown flights at 31st December, it is a big number. Bank of America published […]

The new HFP chat thread – Tuesday 7th April

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 […]

easyJet takes a £600m loan from the Government

easyJet has just announced that it has taken £600m in funding from the Government to keep it in the air (or not in the air, technically). The money was raised using the Covid Corporate Financing Facility which allows companies to borrow money from taxpayers.  The terms […]

The new HFP chat thread – Monday 6th April

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 […]

The new HFP chat thread – Sunday 5th April

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 […]

The new HFP chat thread – Saturday 4th April

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 […]

Tell us about your favourite hotel – and earn £50

Update 4th April 12pm: Thank you to everyone who responded to our request! We had a fantastic response with over 150 readers volunteering and are not accepting further suggestions. We are launching a new reader-written feature to help provide some positivity to HFP over the […]

The new HFP chat thread – Friday 3rd April

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 […]

Coronavirus cancellation and refund policy summary: BA, Virgin Atlantic, easyJet, Hilton, Marriott and IHG

Due to rapidly changing policies over coronavirus cancellations and travel waivers, we have decided to compile all the information we have in one up-to-date reference post. Hopefully this gives you an overview of your cancellation and refund rights with the major travel companies we cover […]

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