Which Virgin Atlantic credit card is best for you?

Back in April, Virgin Atlantic launched its two new Virgin Flying Club credit cards, issued by Virgin Money. Full details are on the airline website here. We spent a lot of time in April discussing the cards over a number of articles.  I wrote so […]

Bits: Avios cancellation refunds, get Avis status with Priority Pass, 15% off IHG ‘points and cash’ redemptions

News in brief: One thing British Airways Executive Club does well …. Over the last few weeks I have had to cancel seven long-haul redemptions, racking up over £250 in cancellation fees. Four were booked via BA with Avios, one with Virgin Flying Club miles […]

Head for Points shortlisted for three 2018 Business Travel Journalism Awards

I’m pleased to say that Head for Points has been shortlisted for three 2018 Business Travel Journalism Awards. The categories we have been shortlisted for this year are: Features Journalist of the Year – Air  (Rob) Features Journalist of the Year – Accommodation  (Rob) Best […]

How I tried to outwit the St Regis New York $50 ‘Daily Destination Fee’

I spent three nights last week at St Regis New York.  Whilst I used 60,000 Marriott Rewards points per night, the hotel was selling for $1,100 + tax per night for a standard room.  This seems to be their normal peak rate looking at busy […]

Hilton Honors quietly DOUBLES the price of many of its cheapest redemptions

Hilton Honors has, with no announcement, made substantial increases to the points required to stay at many of its cheapest hotels. These have been slipped through over the last 48 hours. As of last week, there were seven UK hotels – I think – which […]

Bits: buy Avios from 0.85p via Groupon Spain (again), Lufthansa Premium Economy sale to Asia

News in brief: More 1p Avios via Groupon Spain Groupon has launched another cheap Avios promotion in Spain, with Iberia Plus.  Click here for details. Here are the prices: 2,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €19 (0.85p) 4,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €54 (1.2p) 8,000 Iberia Plus […]

Great Virgin redemption: fly Amsterdam to Toronto on Jet Airways for $40 tax

You may not know that you can use Virgin Flying Club miles to book rewards flights with India’s Jet Airways.  It is explained on the Virgin Atlantic website here. Virgin has an obscure range of partner airlines – you can see the list on the Flying […]

Which Marriott Rewards hotels should you book before January when Category 8 launches?

In early 2019, Marriott Rewards will add Category 8 to their current reward chart.  This is what you should do before it happens. Selected hotels which have been temporarily placed in Category 7 will be moved up to Category 8.  As you can see from […]

Bits: free hotel night with HSBC Premier credit card, Hilton to open at Silverstone

News in brief: HSBC Premier credit card offering a free hotel night HSBC Premier has brought back its ‘free hotel nights’ offer on its free HSBC Premier Mastercard credit card. If you take out the HSBC Premier credit card before 9th November you can claim […]

REGISTER NOW: Marriott’s new Autumn bonus points promotion is here

Marriott Rewards (and Starwood Preferred Guest, since they are technically the same programme now) have launched their first ‘bonus points’ promotion since their 18th August merger. You can register here. Here are the key points: The promotion is called ““MegaBonus in More Places” It runs […]

Bits: 100% bonus buying Hilton points, BA refunding flights booked during data breach, Crazy Rich Asians

News in brief: 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points Until 20th September, Hilton Honors (the new-ish Hilton Tallinn Park, reviewed here, is pictured below) is offering a 100% bonus when you purchase 40,000 or 80,000 points. The Hilton ‘buy points’ page is here. Regular […]

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

I wanted to give our luxury hotel booking service another mention today.  Since I launched this service 18 months ago with Emyr Thomas of Bon Vivant, the feedback from Head for Points readers has been excellent. Over £820,000-worth of rooms have been booked so far. Here […]

Good deal – earn 6,000 Avios or €120 credit for 3 x 2-night Accor stays

Accor Hotels, which own Novotel / Ibis / Mercure / M Gallery / Sofitel / Pullman / Raffles / Swissotel / Fairmont etc, has brought back its potentially generous promotion to earn 6,000 bonus Avios or €120! Called “The Reward Days”, you will earn €120 […]

How to get a good Heathrow parking deal via the NCP at Hilton T5

A few weeks ago I wrote an article on Good To Go Parking, which is a clever parking tip at Heathrow Airport.  You can read that here.  Good To Go is a ‘secret’ leisure-focused parking brand owned by the airport and using the official Heathrow […]

Bits: Aer Lingus launching two new long-haul routes (bookable on Avios), free Luxury Travel Fair tickets

News in brief: Aer Lingus announces two new long-haul routes Aer Lingus has announced two new routes to North America. It will fly direct from Dublin to Montreal and Minneapolis–Saint Paul from Summer 2019. Full details are on the Aer Lingus website here. Montreal is due […]

Genuine surprise as BA ditches its caterers for the best in the business

It is fair to say that the HFP view so far on the promises of major improvements in Club World business class is sceptical. It has, after all, taken a year to roll out a new blanket across the network.  BA couldn’t even get that […]

Bits: BA ‘Buy on Board’ coffee goes up!, Iberia rolls out Premium Economy, see a concert in Berlin with Marriott

News in brief: British Airways ‘buy on board’ tea and coffee prices up! British Airways has put through some inflation-busting price increases for its ‘buy on board’ tea and coffee. The new menu is online here.  The January 2017 menu is in this HFP article […]

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