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Bits: £1346 London to Seoul in Business, Flybe sells Gatwick slots, 5% off your ski holiday with SNO

News in brief: £1346 Business Class return from London to Seoul Air France and KLM have launched some aggressive business class fares from London to Seoul.  You can get as low as £1346 return for much of the year. I recommend starting at klm.com because […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature (although we skipped a week due to the quiet New Year period) 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 […]

What does the Virgin Atlantic takeover of Flybe mean for Avios collectors?

All of the coverage of Virgin Atlantic’s proposed acquisition and rebranding of Flybe has, not surprisingly, focused on what it means for Flybe and for Virgin Atlantic. What hasn’t been discussed is what impact the deal will have on Avios. When I heard that Virgin […]

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BACK AGAIN: Get 3,000 Avios or other miles with the Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has brought back its generous sign-up bonus worth 3,000 points for 2019. 3,000 points is a very generous sign-up bonus for Heathrow Rewards.  It is especially generous given the recent 50% and 100% transfer […]

Virgin Atlantic unveils consortium bid for Flybe – to rebrand as Virgin Atlantic!

A Virgin Atlantic-led consortium, Connect Airways, has announced its recommended bid for Flybe. The offer is at just 1p per share (they were trading at 16p on Thursday) but it comes with a promise of a £100m cash injection. The deal has been recommended by […]

How many tier points does each British Airways route earn?

This article lists every British Airways flight from London together with the tier points that you will earn in British Airways Executive Club. If you want to know how many tier points you earn for a particular British Airways flight, there is no official list. […]

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Bits: £20 Eurowings Amex cashback, Etihad sale, double Qatar miles, Avios / Charles Tyrwhitt offer

News in brief: £20 Eurowings cashback American Express has launched a cashback deal with Eurowings.  Eurowings is the Lufthansa-owned low cost carrier which now flies all of Lufthansa’s UK flights which do not go to its Frankfurt or Munich hubs – Berlin, Hamburg etc. If […]

Virgin Atlantic to unveil consortium bid for Flybe today?

(EDIT: Please do not comment in this article.  Comment in the revised version at the top of the home page or click here as this contains the published facts. Thanks!) It was reported on Thursday that a Virgin Atlantic-led consortium will announce a bid for Flybe […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for January? – plus news round-up and a look ahead

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our directory of the 16 main UK travel credit and charge cards can be found by clicking the […]

Four Avios-earning hotel partners which you can’t credit to BA Executive Club

It is now over seven years since Avios was launched and the British Airways and Iberia loyalty schemes given the same ‘currency’.  Whilst efforts have been made to unify the different partners who work with each programme, it has been a slow process.  It was […]

Bits: Nashville gains BA First Class, 15% off UK Aspire lounges, BBC documentary on in-flight air quality

News in brief: Nashville gains First Class Back in October we reported that British Airways was moving the Nashville service, launched in May 2018, to daily operation from the Summer 2019 timetable.  There are presently five flights per week, increasing to seven from 19th April. The service has […]

HFP’s full list of British Airways Avios redemption pricing by route

It is surprisingly tricky to find out how many Avios are required for a particular route.  You need to go to ba.com, track down the ‘Avios Spending Calculator’ page and then type in your destination and preferred travel class.  It is a bit of a […]

Why using Virgin Atlantic miles to book ANA is the best way to get to Japan

If you are considering travelling to Japan, the obvious options – especially if you want to earn Avios and British Airways tier points – are British Airways and Japan Airlines.  If you don’t mind a longer journey, you can also use Finnair via Helsinki, Qatar […]

Bits: England v France rugby tickets, Hilton’s LXR brand hits London, Four Seasons Hampshire update

News in brief: See England v France at Twickenham with Marriott Rewards Marriott Rewards has put two packages to watch England v France at Twickenham on 10th February up for auction. Each package is for two tickets.  It includes: Tickets to watch the England vs. […]

Get 5,000 Avios (or other miles) sign-up bonus with the free HSBC Premier credit card

HSBC Premier has launched a special sign-up bonus on its free HSBC Premier credit card. Until 2nd March, you will receive 10,000 HSBC Premier points – the usual bonus is nothing – when you take out the free HSBC Premier credit card and spend £1,000 […]

‘Miles and points’ for the solo traveller – should you have a different collection strategy?

How should your miles and points collecting change if you are a solo traveller?  I thought it was worth updating this article which I originally ran in 2013 in the light of the loss of the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card upgrade voucher and the […]

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