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HFP in Vietnam: Review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from London to Hanoi (Part 2)

This is part two of our review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy on a Boeing 787-9 from London Heathrow to Hanoi. Part one, which looks at the Vietnam Airlines premium economy seat, can be found here. This second part looks at the food and in-flight […]

REGISTER NOW: Marriott Bonvoy launches its Autumn promotion, ‘Unlock More’

Marriott Bonvoy has launched its third ‘bonus points’ promotion since the scheme launched in February. You can register here. Here are the key points: The promotion is called “Unlock More” It runs from 29th October to 14th January (registration via this link is open now […]

HFP in Doha: Inside the flagship Qatar Airways Al Mourjan business class lounge

This is my review of the Al Mourjan business class lounge at Hamad International airport in Doha. It is the final part of our current Qatar Airways series. Our previous article reviewing the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4, is here.  Our […]

Hilton India and SEA sale

And the new Flybe brand will be ….

Flybe has just announced its new brand, following its takeover by a Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Air consortium. And it is …. Virgin Connect. This was my guess, and indeed much of the industry (the new holding company is called Connect Airways, after all).  What […]

Would scrapping frequent flyer schemes really reduce climate change?!

The media – of which, technically, HFP is part – is a funny thing.  On Sunday evening I noticed a couple of comments on the site relating to Guardian coverage of a report written by Imperial College and commissioned by the Government’s Committee on Climate […]

Bits: Good Lufthansa / SWISS fares from Italy, Hilton auction deal at The Biltmore, 75% bonus on Flying Blue miles

News in brief: Exceptional Lufthansa / SWISS companion fares from Italy SWISS and Lufthansa have launched some fantastic First and business class fares from Italy. Unfortunately, these are companion fares which require two people to travel – bad luck if you are a solo traveller. […]

BA sale

Amex has closed two Amex Rewards Credit Card variants – but you may still want to get the surviving one

One of the downsides of cancelling an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card or Platinum charge card is that you are required to empty out your Membership Rewards points account. The Preferred Rewards Gold credit card is free in year 1 and comes with […]

We go inside the new Lomond Lounge at Glasgow Airport – is it worth £40?

This is our review of the brand new Lomond Lounge at Glasgow International Airport. It is part of our review series covering most (we’re getting there!) lounges at UK airports.  You can see all of our airport lounge reviews here. The Lomond Lounge was part […]

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

I wanted to take another look what is out there in the way of UK Star Alliance credit cards, since access to earning via a credit or charge card is often a key factor in choosing a programme. At the moment, there is a special sign-up […]

What happened at the Head for Points reader dinner last week?

Last Thursday we held our first Head for Points reader dinner at Quo Vadis, a restaurant in Soho. It is one of the things we are trialling following some DIY market research where many of you said you were keen to come to different types […]

Bits: 160 BA tier points from £210, get an 18 carat gold debit card!, Avios / Nutmeg offer extended

News in brief: 160 tier points from £210 in the British Airways sale We covered the current British Airways First and Business Class sale the other day.  There are some good fares, especially the ‘companion fare’ offers where two people travel. That article focused on […]

HFP in Doha: Is the Al Maha VIP arrival and departure service worth booking?

This is my review of the Al Maha VIP arrival and departure service at Hamad International Airport in Doha. It is part of our current Qatar Airways series. Our previous article reviewing the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4, is here.  Our […]

How to earn miles and points from Europcar

Europcar is a major player on the car rental scene in Europe (the company is based in France) although it has a lower profile than the big boys, Hertz and Avis Budget. Europcar joined Nectar 18 months ago as their car rental partner, replacing Hertz.  […]

O2 mobile customers now get FREE airport lounge access if their flight is delayed!

O2 has launched a very interesting special offer for anyone whose phone runs on the O2 network and who is signed up to the O2 Priority benefits programme. If you are an O2 customer and your flight is delayed by 60 minutes or more, you […]

Bits: BA’s virtual reality experience hits Gateshead, 3000 Miles & More miles with a 2-day Hertz rental

News in brief: BA’s virtual reality experience arrives in Gateshead The British Airways virtual reality experience, Fly, is opening at PROTO, Gateshead on Wednesday 16th October. Fly is an ‘interactive, full motion, multisensory experience that traces humankind’s relationship to flying – the first of its […]

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