Bits: BA increases minimum age for solo travel, Heathrow Rewards fashion bonus, good LEGO / Tesco deal

News in brief: British Airways increases the minimum age for solo travel from 12 to 14 British Airways is rolling out changes to the minimum age for travel for a child flying alone. From bookings made after 1st May, a child must be 14 before […]

American Airlines makes it harder to book with Avios via new controls on inventory

A few weeks ago, American Airlines made some changes to how it offers its seats for award travel.  This has an impact on you if you were planning to use your Avios to book an American Airlines ticket. My mate Dave, who runs LGBT travel […]

REMINDER: Get exclusive benefits on luxury hotel bookings via Head for Points

I wanted to give our luxury hotel booking service another mention today, in case you are starting to make your holiday plans for 2018. Since I launched this service a year ago with Emyr Thomas of Bon Vivant, the feedback from Head for Points readers […]

Is BA’s new Club World catering essentially a big con?

If you are flying to London from Hong Kong in Club World today, you will have received the ‘new’ Club World meal service for the first time. This was, as you may remember from the glossy British Airways launch event last year, to be provided […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic one day Valentine sale, feedback on Avios from Midpoint, use Lufty miles for Tesco vouchers

News in brief: Save £279 per person in Premium Economy with Virgin Atlantic’s Valentine’s Sale Virgin Atlantic has launched a one day Valentine’s sale in case you find flowers and chocolate too boring. Until midnight tonight you can save up to £279 per person when booking […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 13 – How to use Avios for tax-free flights on Alaska Airlines (good for Hawaii)

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how and why you may want to redeem Avios on Alaska Airlines. Most readers […]

Bits: Aspire lounge in Gatwick North to close, Hilton status match extended?, Radisson rebranding

News in brief: Aspire lounge in Gatwick North to close for refurbishment Aspire has announced that its lounge in Gatwick North will close on 26th February for refurbishment.  It will re-open under the Club Aspire format in May. This is the oldest Aspire lounge in […]

A good Avios redemption to Santiago, Chile – paying just £44 tax

We don’t give LATAM much coverage on Head for Points, even though I have written articles covering redemption opportunities with most of the other oneworld partners. There is one excellent Avios redemption with LATAM from Europe which is worth knowing about. LATAM is a long-time member of […]

My review of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah (Part 1)

This is my review of the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah hotel. I outlined the booking process for my stay in this article.  To save money (this was not an official review trip) I booked via American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts to get a […]

My review of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my review of the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah hotel.  Part 1, which focuses on the rooms, restaurant and location, is here (click). The beach Whilst the hotel looks large from the photographs, the main building runs right to the edge […]

The beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus

We don’t do very many ‘first principles’ articles on Head for Points.  A number of recent emails, plus a discussion in the comments section on Saturday from a reader who had been refused a bonus on an Amex Business charge card, made me feel that […]

A new ‘buy Avios’ bonus launches today – with changes to the rules

If all goes to plan – and we are writing this in advance – British Airways will today launch its latest ‘buy Avios’ bonus promotion. Until 23rd February you can get up to 35% bonus Avios when you buy points. You will get: 10% bonus […]

Good Wyndham Rewards promo means you should be staying at a Ramada or Days Inn!

A generous new promotion means that you can get a free night at any of 8,000 hotels across the world if you can squeeze in two stays at a Ramada or Days Inn property this spring. Wyndham – even though you may never have heard […]

Bits: Get an extra Hotels.com Rewards free night credit, Germania flying for BA, Clubcard to BA competition

News in brief: HFP Exclusive: Get an extra Hotels.com Rewards free night credit on your next stay We wanted to remind you today of the special deal we are currently running with Hotels.com. Hotels.com has once again offered Head for Points readers an exclusive promotion […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 12 – Redeeming Avios for low tax US domestic flights

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how to redeem Avios for domestic flights in the United States. With the US […]

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