Big news from Hilton – all Hilton Honors status downgrades reversed, and your existing status extended

Hilton Honors has just launched a very impressive response to the coronavirus crisis.  The company has really stepped up to the plate here and put down a marker.  It will be VERY interesting to see how Marriott, IHG and Hyatt respond. What is Hilton doing about […]

Bits: new BA Amex 2-4-1 vouchers NOT being extended, £5 Amex cashback at M&S, London’s Covid-19 taxi service

News in brief: New British Airways American Express 2-4-1 vouchers are NOT being extended EDIT:  British Airways has now told us that all 2-4-1 vouchers earned by 30th June 2020 will be extended by six months at some point On Monday we were the first […]

Marriott news: has your status surprisingly dropped?, last chance to get 50% bonus buying Bonvoy points

If you have Marriott Bonvoy status, you should take a quick look online and see what it shows. During Sunday, Marriott Bonvoy dropped the status of a lot of people – including myself – who thought that they had been rolled over. More annoyingly, Marriott […]

The new HFP chat thread – Wednesday 25th March

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 […]

Government to UK aviation industry: Drop Dead

EDIT: Updated with the original letter from Downing Street Following a number of days of talks with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, easyJet and representatives from UK airports, the Government has refused to provide a package of financial support for the UK aviation sector. According to […]

Qatar Airways reiterates its commitment to cash refunds after complaints – and improves its voucher offer

It’s a tough competition out there to see which airline will be least responsive in failing to give customers the refund to which they are legally entitled for a cancelled flight. The winner is probably Iberia.  I have not heard from a single reader who […]

How I survived a 24 hour flight to Australia in Economy! (Part 2)

This is the second part of my article on how I prepared for my 24 hour flight from London to Sydney ….. in Economy!  Part 1 is here if you missed it yesterday. When we left off yesterday, I was enjoying myself in the Cathay […]

The new HFP chat thread – Tuesday 24th March

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 […]

EXTENDED! All BA Amex 2-4-1 vouchers have been extended by six months

Finally! With absolutely zero fanfare – in fact, with no notification of any sort – all British Airways American Express 2-4-1 vouchers have been extended by six months. Here is a screenshot from my account to prove it: Note that my vouchers were issued in […]

Bought a BA Holiday, ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’ package? You are losing your right to a cash refund.

The Independent reports today that the Government is about to suspend the rules which guarantee you a swift refund when you cancel a package holiday. The article is here. One intriguing feature of my inbox in recent weeks has been the number of people complaining […]

End of IAG? UK Government may take stakes in British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and easyJet this week

There is increasing speculation that the UK Government may move to take partial control of British Airways, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic this week as part of a bail-out of the aviation sector. It may not get this far, of course. One option for an airline […]

How I survived a 24 hour flight to Australia in Economy! (Part 1)

You may remember, late last year, the exceptional Qantas centenary sale, with 100 Golden Tickets from London to Sydney return for £205. It was an offer too good to miss.  I had honed my speed-clicking technique in 2018, when I managed to grab one of […]

Bits: Emirates to close most routes from Wednesday, IHG turns over two London hotels for homeless self isolating

News in brief: Emirates announces it will end all flights – then changes its mind EDIT: Emirates has changed its mind again.  It now looks as if all passengers services, including the UK, WILL be suspended from Wednesday. The Middle Eastern airlines have, so far, […]

The new HFP chat thread – Monday 23rd March

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 […]

BA’s Delhi call centre has been shut down – expect even longer waiting times

British Airways issued a notice to the travel trade on Sunday evening to warn that the call centre in Delhi has been closed down by the Indian Government.   This is part of a coronavirus clampdown. The closure has taken out a chunky percentage of British […]

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