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Here’s the full HfP index of articles for August 2020

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Here is a full list of the articles we published in August 2020.  Click through to read them in full:

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Where can you still travel to from the UK? We make a list

Bizarre: You can’t book Avios seats for babies via Iberia Plus

Receive 25% bonus Avios in Aer Lingus AerClub with SuperValu Real Rewards

The end of ‘mid haul’ aircraft at British Airways as it withdraws the ex-BMI fleet?

Deal updates: my TAP Gold status match and the Santander Cycles Amex bonus

LAST CALL: Earn double Avios on British Airways flights and at BA Holidays!

Get a 60% bonus when you buy Qatar Privilege Club miles

How to get Hilton Honors Diamond status in just nine nights, valid to March 2022!

Virgin Atlantic launching flights to Lahore and Islamabad

Get a bargain in the British Airways September Sale – city breaks from £99, holidays from £179

NEW: Marriott Bonvoy launches generous status match!

British Airways launches a new 50% ‘buy Avios’ points bonus – worth it?

Review: the American Express Platinum Cashback credit cards

Cuba removed and Switzerland, Jamaica and Czech Republic added to UK quarantine list

The 80/20 slot rule may be back, and change UK aviation for ever

REGISTER NOW: Hilton Honors launches new ‘double points’ AND ‘double night credits’ promotion

British Airways extends On Business points and status

IHG loses control of 103 North American hotels

British Airways delays the restart of more London City routes

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine has closed

More American Express cashback card offers launched

Eurostar finally starting direct trains from Amsterdam and Rotterdam

Hilton’s luxury brands offering ‘3rd night free’ for stays in Europe

How to earn Avios with NH Hotels and nhow

Virgin Atlantic saved (for now) as creditors approve refinancing

Get 50% off ALL Avios redemptions on Iberia – eg NYC Business for 34,000 Avios + £133 return!

Buy 1,000 Membership Rewards points for £6 with Boris Bikes – even if you’re not in London

Virgin Atlantic giving free coronavirus insurance to ALL passengers – what’s covered?

Is civil war brewing for BA pilots and union BALPA?

Hilton opening a hotel in the Faroe Islands

Save 62% on British Airways Centenary Gin!

Exceptional £76 room deal, including a bottle of bubbly, at Hotel Indigo Kensington

Where is Virgin Atlantic flying in Sep/Oct 2020? 26 destinations planned

Thinking of cancelling Amex Gold or Amex Platinum?

What is the best Virgin Atlantic credit card?

Virgin Atlantic to restart flights to India next month

Loganair to take over London City Airport flights to the Isle of Man

Plaza Premium lounge reopens at London Heathrow Terminal 5

When is it worth transferring hotel loyalty points to frequent flyer miles?

Portugal removed and Austria, Croatia and Trinidad & Tobago added to UK quarantine list

The Virgin Atlantic credit cards just got a LOT more valuable

WORLD FIRST: Earn tier points on Virgin Atlantic redemptions!

Virgin Flying Club extends your status and vouchers by another six months

Two readers get upset because BA Holidays is too quick to pay refunds!

What do you do if BA suspects you of selling Avios and closes your account?

Delta Air Lines to use Plaza Premium Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2

Good Hotel Indigo deal in London

Wizz Air opens a (small) base at London Gatwick

Now Amex Business cardholders can sell their Membership Rewards points for 0.9p!

How do you get a British Airways Executive Club Premier card?

easyJet pulling out of Stansted, Southend and Newcastle on 31st August

I’m now on 41 Marriott Bonvoy elite nights (after staying 1 night!)

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review: LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius

MALDIVES DEAL: overwater bungalows for 23,333 Amex points or 70,000 Radisson points

CHANGED: You now only have three months to trigger American Express bonuses

Get 2,000 Avios with ANY hotel booking, however short or cheap, with our current Kaligo offer

Match your British Airways Gold or Silver card to Star Alliance Gold via TAP Air Portugal!

How to earn 1,750 Avios with an Avis car rental in September

How to earn Avios points booking hotels via Agoda PointsMAX – but is it worth it?

How does IHG Business Rewards – the small business and PA loyalty scheme – work?

Fly Etihad’s fantastic First Class Apartment or Business Class Studio for 30% fewer miles!

Wizz Air launches a base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Qatar Airways returns to London Gatwick Airport

London City Airport stops construction on its £170m terminal expansion

Get a deal and help Leading Hotels of the World raise coronavirus relief funds

France, Netherlands, Malta and others added to the UK Government quarantine list

REGISTER NOW: Earn 2,500 Marriott Bonvoy points per stay with their new promotion

Downgraded from First Class by British Airways? You could get a 75% refund.

Bournmouth’s Queen’s Hotel joins Accor as a Mercure – earn 4x points

American Express Platinum beefs up its travel insurance

TWO DAYS ONLY: Get a 75% bonus when you buy Qatar Privilege Club miles

British Airways Heathrow terminal staff agree big pay cuts to avoid compulsory redundancies

I flew Delta One long-haul with a baby during coronavirus – how did I find it? (Part 1)

I flew Delta One long-haul with a baby during coronavirus – how did I find it? (Part 2)

£49 B&B deal at Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels via Travelzoo

Has Len McCluskey admitted that Unite’s actions increased the BA redundancies?

Received a Harrods American Express card invitation? This is what it offers.

Lounge update: Virgin Atlantic moving into Plaza Premium, more Aspire lounges opening

HFP EXCLUSIVE: Get up to 10,000 bonus Avios on hotel bookings at

Club Suite rollout: has your chance of getting the new British Airways business class seat improved?

What are Club Eurostar points worth? We do the maths – adding in the new fees

Get 3,000 bonus Radisson Rewards hotel points, worth £10, for your first app booking

Is British Airways permanently closing short-haul from Gatwick?

What is the British Airways temporary catering like in First Class?

You can now fly from Heathrow to Teesside International with Eastern Airways

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review: Weligama Bay Marriott Resort and Spa, Sri Lanka

Had a British Airways First Class ticket cancelled or changed? Call “You First”

Tesco Clubcard launches an Avios competition but no conversion bonus

British Airways extends its ‘Book with Confidence’ policy (again!) for new bookings

Jersey-based Blue Islands launches Blue Skies Club, its own frequent flyer scheme

Earn 600 free Avios points for signing up with e-Rewards

NEW OFFER: Get a free reward night when you join InterContinental Ambassador

Travelex goes into administration, most UK retail outlets to close

Got Amex Gold? American Express will pay you 0.675p CASH for your Membership Rewards points.

What aircraft will replace the Boeing 747 on your next British Airways flight?

Earn triple Virgin Flying Club miles at Bicester Village – limited time offer!

Get half price food and drink at Heathrow via ‘Eat Out to Help Out’

Club Eurostar is adding a £32 fee to all redemptions

Court filings reveal the full messy details of Virgin Atlantic’s rescue plan

What are the best hotel bonus point promotions for August?

New Stansted Express trains now in service

Get a 100% bonus buying Hilton Honors hotel loyalty points

At least four HFP winners in the Small Luxury Hotels coronavirus giveaway

Take a look at Luton Airport’s refurbished Aspire lounge

Get two nights for the price of one at IHG hotels in UK and Europe – stay by April!

Where is British Airways flying in Europe in August? Now at 101 destinations!

Make sure your UK hotel stays are earning full points following the VAT cut

The Gainsborough Bath Spa – the UK’s best regional city hotel – is now a Hyatt redemption

Why on earth do we recommend a Diners Club card?

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for August? – plus your news round-up

Why January 2013 was an amazing sweet spot for a free Maldives holiday on points

What benefits does the Heathrow Rewards Premium membership tier get you?

HFP’s history of BA1, the (now scrapped) London City to New York JFK flight

NEW: Use your InterContinental Ambassador free night at Regent Hotels – ANY day!

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – The Savoy, London, watching New Year’s Eve fireworks

SME? Get 40,000 points with American Express Business Platinum

Review of the Executive Lounge at Jersey Airport

Earn double Avios or Virgin miles at Esso petrol stations with a Tesco Express in August

British Airways airport lounge art sold for £2.2 million

Luxembourg joins the UK coronavirus quarantine list

British Airways re-opens the Heathrow Terminal 5 North lounge

Lounge news: Birmingham Aspire to open, photos from the new Leeds Bradford Airport lounge

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