Bits: €1250 British Airways Cape Town deal in Club World, 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, Cathay Pacific launches with AirPortr

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: British Airways offering €1250 Club World flights to South Africa British Airways is offering some very aggressive fares out of Amsterdam if you fancy a break in Cape Town or Johannesburg in 2019. For return Club World fares from Amsterdam, you are […]

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Bits: Avios invests in Monese, No 1 Lounges / Virgin Atlantic deal, new O2 concerts for Marriott points

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Avios invests in Monese On Monday I published a mini-rant about the bloated state of the UK credit card industry.  As part of that, I asked why investors were pouring vast sums into online current account start-ups (Monzo, Revolut, Starling etc) when […]

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Bits: 2500 Avios off wine redemptions, Qatar’s Malta route confirmed – a good BA tier point run, Cathay lounge

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: 2,500 Avios back when you redeem for wine Every year British Airways runs a Christmas promotion to encourage you to redeem Avios for cases of wine. The 2018 version has not been widely advertised and appears to end today.  It is also […]

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Bits: BA improves On Business, Virgin pilots strike, Hilton Mallorca and Hotel des Indes leaving

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: A change to British Airways On Business On Business is the small business loyalty scheme run by British Airways.  Whilst hugely devalued a couple of years ago, there is no reason NOT to sign-up if you are a VAT-registered company as you […]

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Bits: Plaza Premium loses Cathay T3 management, LOT launches City to Vilnius, BA launching Islamabad?

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Plaza Premium loses management of Cathay Pacific lounge Plaza Premium confirmed to us this week that it is no longer managing the Cathay Pacific lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3. We had heard rumours of this from readers in the last couple of […]

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Bits: 5% off SNO ski holidays, BA launches Ljubljana and Montpellier, earn double Radisson Rewards points

Written by Anika @ Head for Points

News in brief: Get 5% off your ski holiday with a SNO promo code Winter holidays are approaching fast and we wanted to remind everyone that ski holidays company SNO is still offering an exclusive 5% off discount code for all Head for Points readers […]

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Bits: HFP on Radio 4, new Amex cashback hotel deals inc Marriott, changes to the Tesco Premium credit card

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Listen to me on ‘You and Yours’ I did a segment on Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ yesterday lunchtime, discussing the recent changes to petrol loyalty with Esso dropping Clubcard and BP dropping Nectar – which Esso is joining!  We did a Shopper […]

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What is the best use of American Express Membership Rewards points?

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

I have written numerous articles before about using American Express Membership Rewards points and a few pieces on how I value airline miles and hotel points. I have pulled together both of these strands in this updated 2018 article on how to make the best […]

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Get 250 bonus Heathrow Rewards points (=250 miles) with every Heathrow Express purchase!

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

Heathrow Rewards and Heathrow Express have teamed up to offer a generous bonus promotion. Between 1st December and 31st December, you will receive 250 bonus Heathrow Rewards points with EVERY Heathrow Express purchase you make. This is on top of the standard – and pretty […]

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Bits: No 1 Lounge discounts, Norwegian switches to Miami and San Francisco, Avios South Africa closing

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Save money on No 1 Lounges If you don’t have airport lounge access via your flight ticket, your elite status, via a Priority Pass card from American Express Platinum or via a Lounge Club card from American Express Gold, your best fall-back option is usually No 1 Lounges. No 1 […]

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Bits: Amex ‘£10 off at BP’ offer, 2000 Hilton Honors points for new members, BA closes Munich lounge

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: £10 cashback offer at BP with American Express American Express has launched a new cashback offer with BP.  You may, or may not, find this under the ‘Offers’ section of the online statement page of one or more of your Amex cards […]

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Bits: “IAG to bid for Flybe”, Norwegian launches Rio, No 1 Lounges opens Birmingham Clubrooms

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: “IAG to bid for Flybe” Following the news last week that Virgin Atlantic was in discussions with Flybe over a takeover bid, IAG – the owner of British Airways – is also now believed to have opened talks. This is an interesting […]

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Bits: new IHG PointBreaks list TODAY, the final BA 767 flight took place last night

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: New IHG PointBreaks list launching today – probably! IHG Rewards Club will be releasing a new PointBreaks list on Monday – I think. I say ‘think’ because IHG has not been trailing this on social media as it often does, and the ‘Cyber Monday’ hype […]

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