HFP in Malaysia: Review of Malaysia Airlines First Class lounge at Kuala Lumpur

This is our review of the Malaysia Airlines first class lounge in the international Satellite terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). This review is part of our series on Malaysia Airlines. You can read the first article, my review of the Malaysia Airlines Golden […]

First look at the new British Airways lounge at San Francisco International Airport

British Airways has re-opened its lounge in San Francisco with a brand new look. Late last year we reported that British Airways had closed its lounge at San Francisco airport for ‘construction’.  At the time it was unclear if this meant a full refurbishment as […]

Bits: Amex rolls out its spend-based bonus promo to more people, Finnair adds Busan, Iberia adds Cairo

News in brief: American Express rolls out more spend-based bonuses 10 day ago we wrote about a new spend-based bonus promotion launched by American Express for many people – but not everyone – who have Preferred Rewards Gold or The Platinum Card.  The deal may also […]

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Bits: BA Beijing flights moving to Daxing, Miles & More launches miles transfers, YOTEL opening in Edinburgh

News in brief: British Airways Beijing flights moving to Daxing British Airways has announced that all Beijing flights will move to the new Daxing airport on 27th October, at the start of the Winter timetable.  BA is the first international airline to set a moving […]

What happened at the Head for Points 2019 Summer Party?

Thank you to everyone who came to our Summer Party on Monday at Renaissance St Pancras. There were over 500 people in the room at one stage – twice as many as we have ever had before – and we were understandably nervous about what […]

Bits: BA pilots strike moves nearer, BA Amex ‘buy Avios’ bonus, Marriott & BA’s GDPR fines, Stansted Express family deal

News in brief: Strike by BA pilots looking more likely As we have covered before, the British Airline Pilots Association is currently balloting its members who work for British Airways on industrial action. It turns out that BALPA and BA spent Monday and Tuesday at […]

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40% bonus when you use Virgin Flying Club ‘Miles Booster’ – good deal?

Virgin Atlantic is currently running its semi-regular bonus on ‘Miles Booster’. ‘Miles Booster’ IS a potentially very good deal.  This version is better than ever, both in terms of the discount and the number of miles you can buy. Miles Booster only works if you have […]

Finally …… the full British Airways peak and off peak Avios calendar for 2020

What are the peak and off-peak dates for redeeming Avios points in 2020?  British Airways still hasn’t officially released the peak and off peak dates for reward flights in 2020 but we now have some clarity on what the calendar will look like next year. […]

Virgin Atlantic offering 0% FX fees to new credit card applicants – better than bonus miles?

Virgin Atlantic has launched a new promotion if you take out one of its Reward credit cards. This time, it is NOT offering additional bonus miles.  Instead, you will pay no FX fees on all foreign currency transactions you make before the end of November. […]

Holiday Tips 2 – earning Avios or other miles when ordering foreign currency

This is the second part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series, covering ways of earning miles and points from every aspect of your holiday planning.  The article yesterday covered earning Avios and other miles from car rentals. Even if you do decide to pay for the […]

Holiday Tips 1 – Earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals, and saving on insurance

This article looks at how to earn Avios and other airline miles from car rentals. The schools are nearly out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look […]

Virgin Atlantic’s new A350 Upper Class Suite is now bookable!

Virgin Atlantic has opened booking for its first A350 flights, featuring the brand new Upper Class Suite. As promised, the first aircraft will be heading to New York JFK.  As will the second, third and fourth!  As well as being its most lucrative route, Virgin […]

Bits: Amex removing the Priority Pass restaurant benefit, tonight is HFP Summer Party night!

News in brief: American Express removing Priority Pass restaurant access The Platinum Card from American Express comes with two Priority Pass airport lounge access cards, one for you and one for your supplementary Platinum cardholder.  This allows each of you to get two people into […]

EXCLUSIVE: New Heathrow T4 Priority Pass lounge opens as El Al throws in the towel

Heathrow Terminal 4 has got a ‘new’ airport lounge, accessible with a Priority Pass. El Al has decided that it no longer wants to run its own facility at Heathrow.  The impressive King David Lounge, which was managed by Plaza Premium, has been handed over […]

Bits: £100 off £500 Hilton USA spending, Norwegian drops Las Vegas, Flybe takeover approved

News in brief: Get £100 off £500 of Hilton USA spending A new American Express offer has been launched with Hilton.  You may find this in the ‘Offers’ section of one, all or none of your cards on the online statement page.  I have it […]

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