Qatar Business Class

Bits: BA cancels one daily Hong Kong flight, BA launches Newquay, a good value Marriott New York redemption

News in brief: British Airways cancels one daily Hong Kong flight In a not-very-surprising move, albeit one that has not been publicly announced yet, British Airways has cancelled the daily BA31/32 flights to and from Hong Kong. The last departure was last night.  It is […]

Virgin Atlantic is (re)launching flights to Cape Town this Winter!

Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights to Cape Town! Virgin Atlantic has slowly been growing its route network again after several years of cuts, buoyed by the arrival of new aircraft.  Last year it launched Tel Aviv, March sees the launch of Sao Paulo (I will […]

Avios-earning at Travelex is now back after the cyber attack

As you probably saw in the press over New Year, Travelex recently suffered one of the most damaging cyber attacks ever seen in the UK. Hackers took control of the Travelex IT system and demanded $6m to unlock it.  The company took down its website […]

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BA bits: Cruise118 Avios winner, half-term BA family treats, a great BA deal to ….. Shanghai!

News in brief: We have a winner of our Cruise118 competition! Thank you to everyone who entered our recent Cruise118 competition. Congratulations to Ruth H, who was the lucky winner of 100,000 Avios! If you or a family member are thinking about a cruise, remember […]

Virgin bits: the new A350 Upper Class tray table, 50% bonus buying Flying Club miles, Government to take equity in Flybe?

News in brief: Exclusive first pictures of the new Virgin Atlantic A350 tray table! There is a lot to like about the new Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Suite which launched on the A350 last year.  Here is our review of the new Upper Class Suite […]

BREAKING: Air Italy goes into liquidation – no more Avios earning or redeeming possible

Air Italy, the Italian airline which was 49% owned by Qatar Airways, has been placed into liquidation. Air Italy was an Avios partner, and indeed used Avios as its loyalty currency.  We didn’t talk about it much on Head for Points because it was NOT […]

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Get a special British Airways Valentine deal when two people travel

Whilst nowhere near as generous as the Lufthansa / SWISS ‘2-4-1’ offers which also launched yesterday, British Airways has launched some decent offers to celebrate Valentine’s Day this week. Here are the rules: Book by Friday 14th February Travel dates vary by route and are, […]

World of Hyatt launches its new Spring promotion – register now

World of Hyatt has launched its new Spring promotion. It is another outing for the ‘Bonus Journeys’ offer which ran last Autumn. Unfortunately, Hyatt still hasn’t got the message about making its promotions member-friendly: Your first stay after registering doesn’t earn a bonus.  Your bonus […]

OZ / NZ FROM £1410, SA FROM £990: Excellent 2-4-1 First and Business deals from Amsterdam with SWISS & Lufthansa

The Lufthansa and SWISS ‘2-4-1’ sale has reached the Netherlands.   Frankly, it has reached new levels of madness.  £1400 for return Business Class flights to Australia or New Zealand are virtually unheard of – only Air China comes close to this in its occasional ex-Germany […]

Can you really fly Ryanair for £5 all-in? And would you want to? I try it out! (Part 1)

This is, rather unlikely I admit, our review of Ryanair. Back in December, Ryanair launched a huge ‘£5 one-way’ flight sale.  This was flagged in our comments section and there was some discussion over whether we should give it a go, with a view that […]

Can you really fly Ryanair for £5 all-in? And would you want to? I try it out! (Part 2)

This is part two of my Ryanair flight review. Part one of my Ryanair review can be found here and covers my (successful) attempts to avoid paying a single extra penny for seat selection or cabin baggage on top of my £5 base fare. How […]

Bits: British Airways launches ‘overnight bag drop’, your first look at Luton Airport’s refurbished Aspire lounge

News in brief: British Airways offering ‘overnight bag drop’ British Airways is now publicising the fact that you can check in your bags at Heathrow on the day before you fly. Take a look at this page of ba.com. Whilst it has only just been […]

Save 10% on Priority Pass airport lounge club membership

This article is sponsored by Priority Pass to promote its current ‘10% discount’ offer If you are a regular traveller without status, finding somewhere to sit and relax in a departure hall can be a minefield.  If this sounds like you, it could be worth […]

The little-known way that Amex Platinum gets you Star Alliance Silver and fast track Star Alliance Gold

One of the quirks of American Express Platinum is that you get more benefits than Amex actually tells you about.  This is because some American Express partners have reciprocal deals with other companies. For example, there is a partnership between Shangri-La Hotels and Taj Hotels.  You […]

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. You don’t need to be worried about missing a good […]

Review: The Escape Lounge at London Stansted Airport

This is our review of the Escape lounge at London Stansted Airport. We last looked at this lounge three years ago, when Anika popped in.  I had never been myself so I thought it was worth another look.  Very little seems to have changed, looking […]

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