In brief: Dave Stringer passes away, Marriott Platinum Challenge surprise

News in brief: Dave Stringer passes away Regular readers may remember that, back in January, I posted a link to Dave Stringer’s travel blog. I get a lot of emails from readers who tell me of all the great places they have been able to […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

Yesterday I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby – ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’.  Today I wanted to update, in light of recent card closures, my list of the best on-going earning rates. […]

Save 20% on almost all hotels, everywhere via an Aer Lingus AerClub promo!

AerClub is the Avios-based reward scheme for Aer Lingus, BA’s sister airline.  The ability to pay for hotels (and car hire and experiences, but we’re focusing on hotels here) has just been introduced to AerClub. AerClub has been running an interesting offer.  You can save […]

British Airways launches Cologne – book your Avios Christmas Market trips now

British Airways has announced a new route from London Gatwick to Cologne. The service will launch on 16th November in order to catch the Christmas Market traffic. Cologne is the 4th largest city in Germany, with its sightseeing attractions topped by the huge cathedral.  Business […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?  This is not as easy an answer as you might think and beginners to this hobby may not be aware of the full range of cards which are available.  You have more options than you […]

My failed attempt to review Vueling’s short haul business class

This was meant to be my review of Vueling’s Excellence business class service. In October 2017 IAG’s low cost carrier Vueling joined Avios with a rather complicated way of earning and spending points.  Rob’s article explaining how to earn and spend Avios on Vueling is here. […]

Bits: Amazon Prime Day offers, Eurostar St Pancras staff striking on 28th

News in brief: Amazon Prime Day continues all day Tuesday Amazon Prime Day has returned for the fourth time, with big discounts on many items all day today. You need to be an Amazon Prime member to take part, but Amazon is happy for you […]

Win 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points on Head for Points this week!

This week IHG is running a great competition with us to promote their current special weekend offer at hotels in Manchester. One lucky Head for Points reader will win 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points! 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points could get you: between 7 and […]

My review of YOTEL Gatwick Airport – what’s it like to stay in a windowless cabin?

This is my review of the YOTEL at London Gatwick Airport. The YOTEL at Gatwick Airport opened about a decade ago and despite it being right inside the South Terminal, we’ve never paid much attention to it.  The idea of sleeping in a windowless tiny […]

Bits: Amazon Prime Day starts today, new luxury Starwood / Marriott hotel opens in Paris

News in brief: Amazon Prime Day – big discounts from noon today and all day tomorrow Amazon Prime Day has returned for the fourth time. What started as a one off event for Amazon’s 20th birthday three years ago, is now an established annual event […]

The free night promo you have literally YEARS to complete ….. Hyatt Brand Explorer

When Hyatt Gold Passport relaunched as World of Hyatt, it added an interesting new promotion which generally passes people by.  It is called Hyatt Brand Explorer. The way that Brand Explorer works is that you receive a voucher for a free night at any Category […]

What are the best hotel promos for July?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  Apologies that this edition is a little later than usual. All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the […]

Bits: Lloyds Avios Duo balance transfers, Opodo discount code, Carlisle Lake District airport delayed again

News in brief: Lloyds Avios Duo credit card balance transfer deal A couple of readers have been in touch about a targeted balance transfer offer they have been given by Lloyds Bank on their Lloyds Avios Duo credit card.  This card is no longer available to […]

How Jason got to the World Cup semi final at 48 hours notice using his miles and points!

I had an email from reader Jason yesterday which I thought I would share.  He decided, last Saturday night, that he fancied a trip to Moscow to watch England in the World Cup semi-final.  And he wanted it for as near to free as possible. Anyone […]

Bits: win 100,000 IHG points on Monday, 20% off Manchester IHG hotels, Gold Guest List lounge guesting

News in brief: Coming Monday: An exclusive competition with IHG We have teamed up with IHG to offer our readers the chance to win 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points. On Monday we will launch an exclusive competition to promote IHG’s current Manchester offer (see below). So […]

30% bonus when you use Virgin Flying Club ‘Miles Booster’ – good deal?

Virgin Atlantic has launched its semi-regular bonus on ‘Miles Booster’. ‘Miles Booster’ IS a potentially very good deal. Miles Booster only works if you have a Virgin Atlantic cash or reward flight booked or have taken one in the last six months. You are able to […]

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