Inside BA’s new A320neo aircraft with its super-thin seats (and power sockets)

As I mentioned earlier in the week, the first brand new Airbus A320neo short haul aircraft is now in service with British Airways. This is the aircraft with the super-thin seats in the rear half as well as no video screens and – in Club […]

Bits: Who won our Premium Economy competition?, Accor APAC offer, Starwood article update

News in brief: Who won the two flights to New York in Premium Economy? Earlier this month we ran another competition giving away flights to New York. This time in Premium Economy. And the winner is: Helen F. We’ve already been in touch with the […]

Get £50 off all British Airways long-haul flights until Monday night

British Airways has launched a decent deal, valid in all travel classes.  The best value is clearly for Economy flights which, I admit, knocks out a large percentage of our readership.  There are some decent World Traveller Plus prices at the moment though – Oman, […]

From August … a 5-month window to redeem the BEST Starwood hotels at 40% off

We have spent a lot of time this week discussing the new (and still nameless) merged Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards loyalty scheme. If you missed it, this article here is a good place to start. There is one positive aspect […]

Bits: IHG 80% ‘buy points’ bonus, ViaVan launches £3 London rides, 25% American Airlines transfer bonus

News in brief: New IHG Rewards Club ‘buy points’ bonus Until 31st May, you can buy IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – points with a bonus of up to 80%. The page to buy points is here – log in […]

Bits: New Durham lounge, 6000 Virgin miles from Avis, 50% Amex MR bonus to Finnair

News in brief: New Durham Tees Valley lounge now open Durham Tees Valley Airport has opened the Premium Lounge.  It replaces the previous Swissport lounge. The cash price of £21.95 seems a little toppy, but let’s see.  It makes the £25 – £35 being charged […]

REGISTER NOW – Hilton launches new ‘double points’ promotion for May to September

Hilton Honors has just launched its new Summer promotion which is now open for registration. To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with minimal small print: You will earn DOUBLE Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 1st May and 31st August.   […]

Bits: Virgin launches afternoon tea, the new BA A320neo seats, 20% off at Millennium Hotels

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic launches afternoon tea – on the ground and onboard One thing about running HFP is that you meet a far broader range of people than you ever do in the City.  Eric Lanlard is one of these people – I […]

It’s back – ‘Kids Fly Free’ on BA to/from Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast and Glasgow

British Airways has launched a bigger and better version of the ‘Kids Fly Free’ offer which it has run in the past.  This is a genuinely good deal with no catches or small print.  Free means free. From 1st June to 5th November, up to two children under […]

The Amex Plat / Marriott status answer and what else I learned at the Marriott press briefing yesterday

Loyalty press conferences in the UK are a funny old thing, because there aren’t actually that many people to invite!  Thus it was that four usual suspects – plus a mysterious woman who I didn’t even notice until the end, who didn’t speak and I […]

Bits: Zipcar Flex opens at Terminal 5 – drive for £17, Flybe sale launches (EDIT: now Thu), BA’s A320neo is here

News in brief: Zipcar Flex opens at Heathrow Terminal 5 Most readers, at least London-based ones, will know Zipcar as a ‘pound per hour’ car hire group.  They have a few hundred cars scattered across Central London and you can book them by the half-hour […]

Book the 5-star Sofitel at Heathrow Terminal 5 for £100 or less as a ‘Top Secret’ hotel is currently offering £7 off hotels, including its ‘Top Secret’ list of unnamed London hotels.  This allows you to book the Sofitel London Heathrow Terminal 5 at a very attractive price. The link to access the deals is here. You cannot link directly to […]

ALL GONE: Book £55 rooms at the five star Hilton Park Lane in London!

EDIT:  HFP readers managed to snap up all the available rooms within 20 minutes! To celebrate its 55th birthday, the London Hilton on Park Lane is selling 55 rooms at £55. The offer was launched at 9am this morning but with very little fanfare.  It […]

All (?) you need to know about the new merged Marriott and Starwood programme

Last night Marriott held a major event in New York to outline the first steps of the integration of Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards. This is what was announced, along with some other information supplied to me in advance.  It covers […]

Bits: new BA Rome lounge opens, the QE2 floating hotel in Dubai bookable, Aegean joins Heathrow Rewards

News in brief: British Airways opens new lounge in Rome British Airways launched its new lounge in Rome Fiumicino yesterday. To quote: “Spread over 460 square metres, the space can comfortably host nearly 140 customers. It also features a number of zones that create separate […]

Bits: win 1 million IHG points!, update on the new Leeds Bradford lounges

News in brief: Win 1 million IHG Rewards Club points! Your chances of winning this are probably not huge, but for the sake of 30 seconds ….. The Crowne Plaza at Changi Airport in Singapore is – as I can personally verify – one of […]

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