HFP in Oman: my review of the beachside Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

This is our review of Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in Oman. This review is part of our series on my recent trip to Oman as a guest of Oman Air and the Al Bustan Palace in Muscat.  My flights and hotel were complimentary […]

Virgin Atlantic closes Flying Co and joins BlueBiz, the Air France, KLM and Delta SME loyalty scheme

We have written before about ‘On Business’, British Airways’ loyalty scheme, which rewards the companies that book employee travel.  Our latest overview of how On Business works is here. Virgin Atlantic has a similar program called Flying Co, which we have never covered in detail. […]

Bits: why you should turn down BA’s new ‘at the airport’ Avios upgrades; BA’s Sofitel T5 check-in trial ends

News in brief: Avoid BA’s new trial of ‘at airport’ Avios upgrades During June, British Airways is trialling something new at Heathrow.  During midweek office hours, passengers on cash tickets may be offered the chance to upgrade their seat using Avios.  The offer will come […]

Which Avios-earning small business Mastercard from Capital On Tap is best for you?

We have run two articles over the last four months on Capital On Tap, a small-but-growing payments group which is working with Avios to offer two small business Mastercards.  Over 200 Head for Points readers have successfully signed up so far via our special reader […]

Win England v Australia Cricket World Cup tickets with Heathrow

If you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets to the ICC Cricket World Cup matches via Emirates Skywards, Heathrow has launched a competition to win a pair of tickets for the England v Australia match at Lord’s on Tuesday 25th June. You can enter here. […]

HFP in Oman: review of the Oman Air First Class Suite (Part 1)

This is our review of Oman Air First Class on the Boeing 787-9, between London Heathrow and Muscat. This review is part of our series on my recent trip to Oman as a guest of Oman Air and the Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz Carlton […]

HFP in Oman: review of the Oman Air First Class Suite (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my review of the Oman Air First Class Suite, which you can only find on the Boeing 787-9 between London and Muscat. Part 1 of my Oman Air First Class review, which looks at the cabin and the suite itself, […]

Bits: InterCon Lyon opens, 100% bonus when you buy IHG points, bonus Virgin miles on Tel Aviv flights

News in brief: InterContinental Lyon opens – and looks stunning IHG has just opened a new InterContinental in Lyon.  It is surprising it has taken this long given that Lyon is France’s 2nd largest metropolitan area and has significant banking, chemical and pharmaceuticals industries. The […]

LAST CALL: Earn up to 8 Avios per £1 with a special Hotels.com promotion

I wanted to give the Hotels.com / Avios promotion another mention today as the current special offer ends tomorrow. Hotels.com and British Airways Executive Club now have a direct earning relationship, allowing you to earn Avios with every hotel booking. This deal allows you to […]

Lots of British Airways First Class and Club World US Avios availability …. but not surprising when you see the new ex-US charges!

EDIT, Thursday: a LOT of this availability has now been removed.  Was it a mistake – it was there for five days – or not?  We’ll probably never know.  Do keep checking as pockets do still seem to be there. British Airways has opened up […]

Save £30 on Economy Delight and £50 on Premium with a new Virgin Atlantic offer

Virgin Atlantic has launched a special deal for Premium and Economy Delight flights. Until Tuesday 11th June: you can save £30 on Economy Delight flights to all Virgin Atlantic destinations you can save £50 on Premium (Virgin’s name for Premium Economy) flights to the US […]

Why you should get a FREE Curve Card to maximise your miles and points from credit cards

Curve Card is an intriguing payment product which has a LOT to offer to miles and points collectors.  Whilst this introductory article is a little complex at times, the key thing to remember is that Curve Card is free – in fact, they pay you […]

Bits: HFP Summer Party!, Virgin Atlantic ordering more aircraft, up to 40% bonus buying Virgin miles

News in brief: Save the date for the Head for Points Summer Party! As promised, we are putting together a Summer party again this year.  Last year, our Christmas and Summer parties sold out in less than 5 minutes. The venue we have selected this […]

Join the ultimate frequent flyer MegaDo trip this October

MegaDo is a US group which organises what can best be described as ‘frequent flyer tours’. It has just announced its next Star Alliance MegaDo which will take place in Europe this October. I have done three of these trips in the past and reported […]

Bits: new Hilton / Amex deal, Curve adds the Miles & More credit card, Royal Air Maroc and oneworld

More news in brief: New Hilton / American Express promotion launched Hilton has launched a new American Express promotion.  This may be found on some, all or none of your Amex cards, under the ‘Offer’ tab on your online statement page. There are a few […]

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