Flybe increases its Avios earn rate by 50% – and the Flybe Avios scheme goes live

It is now four years since Flybe abandoned its own reward scheme and adopted Avios as its reward currency. Flybe recently hired a new Head of Loyalty (ex-Avios) and he appears to have set about making immediate changes. From 1st October, you are earning 50% […]

Has ‘£5 back on a £20 Amazon purchase’ appeared on your American Express accounts?

American Express and Amazon have launched another of their occasional offers.  And it is a generous one. If you are targeted, you will receive £5 cashback on your next £20+ purchase on amazon.co.uk made with your American Express card. To see if you are targeted, […]

Aspire Lounges launches its new Aspire Rewards scheme – and Priority Pass / Lounge Club visits count!

This is our review of the new Aspire Rewards loyalty scheme. For a number of years, Aspire and Servisair airport lounges ran a loyalty scheme called LoungeMiles.  It was card based, like a coffee store loyalty scheme, and allowed you to redeem your accumulated points […]

Two split-ticketing tools to help you find cheaper train tickets

‘Split ticketing’ has been a niche topic in rail circles for some years – you can save a lot of money on your train travel by using it correctly. What ‘split ticketing’ means is that, instead of buying a rail ticket from A to C (with the train stopping […]

Bits: Last day for our Marriott exclusive, Air India drops Heathrow to New York, BA A380 to Dubai

News in brief: Last day to get 10,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points via our exclusive offer Over the last two weeks, Marriott has been running a special promotion exclusively for Head for Points readers. To celebrate the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest into the new (still […]

My review of American Airlines 77W Business Class – is it better than BA Club World? (Part 1)

This is my review of Business Class on American Airlines Boeing 77W (777-300) between London Heathrow and New York JFK. This is the first of two sister articles.  Today I want to consider the following question: When redeeming Avios to the US, you often have […]

My review of American Airlines 77W Business Class – is it better than BA Club World? (Part 2)

This is part two of my review of Business Class on American Airlines Boeing 77W (777-300ER) between London Heathrow and New York JFK. Part 1, which focused on the cabin, the seat and the IFE, can be found by clicking here. In this part I […]

Earn 9,000 Avios for a 3-day Avis weekend car rental!

Avios (through Iberia Plus) and Avis have teamed up to offer another generous car rental promotion.  It’s nowhere near as good as the ‘18,000 Avios for a weekend rental’ offer they ran 18 months ago but it is certainly pretty decent. Full details can be found […]

Bits: Last day for IHG’s UK Flash Sale, Hilton Garden Inn at Birmingham Airport opens, Blacklane 10x at Miles & More

News in brief: Last day to book for IHG’s UK and Ireland Flash Sale A quick reminder that today (Monday) is the last day to book in IHG’s short flash sale for Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites hotels in the […]

Bits: Avios confirms you can keep your 2nd Lloyds upgrade voucher, Hyatt drops home rentals but Marriott expands

News in brief: Avios confirms that you can keep your 2nd Lloyds upgrade voucher On Friday we explained how many Lloyds Avios Rewards cardholders had unexpectedly received a 2nd annual upgrade voucher in their avios.com account.  Click here for that story. Avios has now made […]

Bits: Heathrow fined £1.6m for fixing car parking prices, Al Bustan Palace in Muscat reopens, 20% off LATAM flights

News in brief: Heathrow Airport fined £1.6m for fixing car parking pricing at Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport has been hit with a £1.6m fine by the Competition & Markets Authority over price fixing for car parking at Terminal 5. The case involves the Sofitel Hotel […]

LAST CHANCE: Win a £500 lastminute.com gift card from Cross Border Financial Planning

This week we have been running another great competition and if you haven’t entered yet, you have until midnight tonight (Sunday) to do so. One lucky reader will win a £500 lastminute.com gift card which can be used on anything from flights to hotels and […]

Why you should now be wary about visiting the Plaza Premium lounge in Terminal 5

Regular readers will know that I am very fond of the new Plaza Premium Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5.   See my article here for example. Even though I have British Airways status, I still pop in here if travelling through Terminal 5 on my own […]

Bits: BA to drop trolley food service in Club World, American Express Shop Small to return

News in brief: British Airways to drop trolley food service in Club World Business Traveller got confirmation yesterday that British Airways is to abandon the trolley service for serving food in Club World, just a short while after it was introduced.  Rumours had been circulating for […]

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

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature 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 pages. As there isn’t a month end coming up, it is […]

Has a 2nd Lloyds Avios Rewards upgrade voucher appeared in your account?

I’ve had numerous emails from readers in recent days who have found a new upgrade voucher appearing in their avios.com account courtesy of their Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card.   If you didn’t get an email telling you it was there, it is worth checking anyway.  […]

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