HFP in Oman: coming up on HFP this week …

Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days in Oman. This was done in conjunction with Oman Air (who provided me with a complimentary flight) and the Al Bustan Palace hotel, which is managed by Marriott’s Ritz-Carlton brand and which […]

Which of the SEVEN UK airport lounges opening soon am I most looking forward to?

2019 is gearing up to be a good year for UK airport lounge openings.  The last six months have already seen the new No 1 Lounge in Edinburgh (review), the new SkyLife lounge at Southend (review), the No 1 Clubrooms in Birmingham (review to come) […]

IT’S BACK: Get £50 off £100 spend at Amazon with Amazon Business

Last Autumn, and again just after Christmas, we ran a very generous promotion with Amazon Business.  For a limited period, it is back. If you sign up, for FREE, to Amazon Business you can save £50 on your next £100 Amazon purchase.  (I know this […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. Today’s list has a couple of decent flight sales including […]

We review LNER’s new Azuma trains – how is the ride? (Part 1)

This is our review of LNER’s new Azuma trains, launched this week and now running on the East Coast mainline. HFP is not just about planes.  We know that our readers also let the train take the strain at times. We were invited on Wednesday’s […]

We review LNER’s new Azuma trains – how is the ride? (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of our review of LNER’s new Azuma East Coast trains. Part 1 of our LNER Azuma review can be found here.  In this part, we look at loyalty schemes, First Class and the refreshements available. Will LNER launch a new loyalty […]

BP leaving Nectar on 31st May

BP has confirmed it is leaving Nectar on 31st May. As we covered in this long article back in March, there are major changes in petrol station loyalty taking place this Summer. Shell Drivers Club is closing to be replaced by a new scheme called Shell […]

How to get a discount on Gatwick Express (2019 edition)

This is our updated guide to saving money on Gatwick Express tickets.  It is a companion piece to our guide on saving money on Heathrow Express tickets which we updated last week. We get the occasional email from readers asking about the cheapest way to […]

Loganair launches new routes to Norway and Guernsey from Edinburgh

Three new routes from Edinburgh Airport departed for the first time this week taking the number of Loganair’s destinations from the Scottish capital to 12.   A weekly flight to Guernsey joins Bergen and Stavanger on the new schedule.  The timetable is: Bergen: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday […]

Hainan Airlines dropping Edinburgh-Dublin-Beijing

Hainan Airlines appears to be dropping its triangular Beijing – Dublin – Edinburgh – Beijing and Beijing – Edinburgh – Dublin – Beijing service from 26th October.  Tickets are no longer available for sale. The novelty value here is that Hainan sells Edinburgh-Dublin and Dublin-Edinburgh […]

Hotel Voucher Shop in receivership

Hotel Voucher Shop is “in difficulties”, it reports. This story hopefully won’t impact many, if any, HFP readers but I am dropping it in just in case. Hotel Voucher Shop is a business which sold gift cards redeemable against hotel bookings. On paper, gift voucher […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. Looking at this list, there are a lot of deals […]

New Mastercard / Visa fee caps agreed with the European Union

In case you missed it in the mainstream press last week, Mastercard and Visa have made a further concession to the EU over their demands for lower interchange fees. Both companies have agreed to cut the fees they charge retailers when they process debit or […]

FIXED AGAIN!: The Amex / Amazon ‘£25 off £40’ coupon started working again on Tuesday

EDIT 2: as of 11am Wednesday it seems to be back! EDIT: It looks like Amazon has closed this down again, because it is not working on Wednesday morning I have repeated this article because, on Tuesday, the code started working again.  It had stopped […]

Britannia Hotels wins the Which? ‘dirtiest hotel chain in Britain’ award

Which? magazine has run a reader survey on the cleanest hotels in Britain – you can read the summary here. Hilton Garden Inn was the winner, followed by Marriott’s Renaissance chain.  Britannia Hotels, not surprisingly, came at the bottom. Which? sent a reporter to Brighton […]

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