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SkyTeam alliance partners

The SkyTeam alliance is a group of major airlines which includes Delta, Air France, KLM, Alitalia and others. You can earn and redeem miles with any of these airlines for flights on any airline in the alliance. The official SkyTeam website is here. These articles cover airlines which do not have their own Head for Points category.

HFP in Vietnam: Review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from London to Hanoi (Part 1)

This is our review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy on a Boeing 787-9 from London Heathrow to Hanoi. This is the first part of a new HFP series on Vietnam.  Vietnam Airlines offered me and my plus one complimentary flights (one way Premium Economy, one […]

HFP in Vietnam: Review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from London to Hanoi (Part 2)

This is part two of our review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy on a Boeing 787-9 from London Heathrow to Hanoi. Part one, which looks at the Vietnam Airlines premium economy seat, can be found here. This second part looks at the food and in-flight […]

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, […]

48 HOUR COMPETITION: Win a £150 London restaurant voucher with Vietnam Airlines

Over the weekend we are running an exclusive competition with Vietnam Airlines to celebrate their fourth year of winning a Skytrax ‘4 star airline’ award. Vietnam Airlines is the flag carrier of Vietnam and has a very young fleet averaging just 6.9 years old. It […]

My review of Delta One – see what you get from a £4 ‘US to Europe’ Virgin redemption

This is my review of the Delta One business class service between London Heathrow and Atlanta. Last week we ran an article showing how you can redeem Virgin Flying Club miles for Delta’s Business Class service and pay just £4 in taxes and charges. As […]

How to use Virgin Atlantic miles to fly USA-Europe in Business for just £4 of tax!

On Saturday we covered the slightly shocking news that Virgin Atlantic has hiked the taxes and charges on Virgin Flying Club miles redemptions to the United States in Upper Class to £764 return. The good news is that this only applies to US routes.  The […]

Virgin and Delta add new Gatwick to Boston and New York JFK services to stifle JetBlue

Virgin Atlantic sent out a very weird press release on Thursday. It announced that Virgin Atlantic and its joint venture partner – and major shareholder – Delta are launching new services from London Gatwick to Boston and New York JFK in 2020. This is what the […]

Excellent business class deal to Asia using Etihad miles on Czech Airlines

Etihad Guest, the frequent flyer programme of Etihad Airways, has a rather eclectic mix of airline partners on which you can redeem your miles. I wrote about these partners here.  At the time, the sweet spot was a 36,000 miles business class return trip on […]

Excellent Alitalia business class deals from London inc Mauritius £1274, Tokyo £1329, Buenos Aires £1229

Alitalia is running a special 20% discount code on flights from London this weekend. Added to their existing special deals, you end up with some very attractive looking prices. Take a look at this, for example.  London to Mauritius in March for £1,274 return in […]

Review of the impressive new Air France lounge at Terminal 2E (L gates) at Paris Charles de Gaulle

This is my review of the Air France lounge at Terminal 2E (L gates) at Paris Charles de Gaulle.  This lounge opened last year and is impressive. This is the third part of my review of an Air France business class flight from London Heathrow to […]

Review of the SkyTeam (and Priority Pass) lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4

This is my review of the SkyTeam lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4. This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews here. It is over four years since I last reviewed the SkyTeam […]

Why the only thing better than transferable points is INSTANTLY transferable points

One of the key ideas I push on Head for Points is that transferable, or convertible, points are better than non-transferable points. The best way to explain this is via American Express Membership Rewards points, earned from Amex Gold, Amex Platinum and the Amex Rewards […]

Garuda launching direct flights from Heathrow to Bali

Garuda Indonesia is changing its Heathrow to Jakarta service in late January to include a stop in Bali. This is good news for anyone considering a trip to Bali, but bad news for anyone who has already booked a flight to Jakarta and who will […]

China Southern to leave SkyTeam – and rumoured to be joining oneworld

China Southern announced yesterday that it is leaving the SkyTeam airline alliance.  It will not renew its existing contract on 1st January and the airline will slowly unwind its position during 2019. There is a belief in the industry that China Southern will switch to […]

Delta adds Edinburgh to Boston – an interesting new Virgin Atlantic redemption

Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic’s 49% shareholder, is adding a new UK route for Summer 2019. From 23rd May, it will fly daily from Edinburgh to Boston. The service will use a Boeing 757 and depart Edinburgh at 10.55, landing at 13.02.  The return leaves […]

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