British Airways and BA Executive Club

British Airways Executive Club is the main reason that Head for Points exists!


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FIRST LOOK: The brand new Qantas lounge in Heathrow T3 (accessible by BA passengers)

The new Qantas lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 opens at 8am on Wednesday.  On Tuesday I met Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, at the official opening who was keen to show me what British Airways passengers can expect if they choose to visit this lounge instead […]

Bits: IAG / BA buys Monarch’s Gatwick slots, MyFlights to close, new Amex cashback deals

News in brief: BA owner IAG buys Monarch’s Gatwick landing slots IAG, the parent of British Airways, confirmed last night that it had bought the landing slots at Gatwick Airport previously used by failed airline Monarch. Whilst many of these will end up with British […]

It’s back: Get up to 50,000 Avios for investing with Nutmeg

Wealth management group Nutmeg has brought back its generous Avios offer for opening a pension or ISA. If you didn’t get around to opening an account back in April when this offer last ran, you might want to look at the deal now. For every […]

LAST CALL: 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles with £12 NOW TV box – plus a Sky Entertainment / Kids / Cinema pass

We try to keep Tesco Direct deals on our sister site Shopper Points these days, but this offer is so good that we thought it was worth a bigger audience over here.  I am giving it another mention today as it is about to end. […]

Black Friday with BA: 5,000 bonus Avios with Avis and BA flight and holiday deals

Like or not, today is Black Friday.  Be grateful that your inbox has not had as many deal emails as ours this week! We have given over all three articles today to Black Friday offers.  If you can’t face it, don’t forget before you log […]

Bits: BA US Christmas Club World sale, Air Passenger Duty hiked, Surf Air moves to London City

News in brief: British Airways launches US Club World Christmas sale This has not been officially announced yet but the fares have been loaded into Many US routes are showing at £1,500 (East Coast) to £1,650 (West Coast) return in Club World. You must […]

How to use Avios for domestic Japanese flights – with no taxes!

We’ve run this article by HFP reader Ricardo before.  However, it contains valuable advice for anyone planning a trip to Japan and I like to revisit it every 18 months or so for the benefit of new readers or for people who didn’t have Japan on […]

Booking Reward Flight Saver on BA ‘Fifth Freedom’ routes

I have written many articles in the past about Reward Flight Saver flights, where British Airways caps your ‘taxes and charges’ fee at £35 return for economy, £50 return for business or £55 for First (now Moscow only, I think). As well as shuttling around Europe […]

British Airways to start boarding passengers by group from 12th December

Following numerous trials, British Airways has finally decided to push ahead with boarding in groups.  The new process will go live on 12th December. Your boarding pass will now carry a group number.  These are: Long-haul: Group 1 – BA Gold or oneworld equivalent, First […]

Bits: Lloyds response to our fraud claims, BA changing the policy on children in lounges?

News in brief: Lloyds response to our card fraud claims on the Lloyds Avios Rewards card Our article yesterday on card fraud on the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card got traction, being picked up by Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’, The Telegraph (read their article […]

Bits: double Avios on Kaligo hotel bookings, Hyatt double points promo, last day for ‘buy Avios’ bonus

News in brief: Double Avios on hotel bookings Hotel booking site has been fairly quiet on the promotional front recently. They now have a new offer available: You will receive double Avios – up to 40 per £1 but usually less – on […]

Is the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport worth a look?

With new overseas payment products such as Curve and Revolut targetting the travelling public, is there any future for increasingly ‘old school’ products such as the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport?  I thought it was worth taking a look. The Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport card is a more […]

Bits: BA taking 4 ex-Singapore A380’s?, Virgin Trains discounts, classic video footage

News in brief: British Airways to take 4 A380’s from Singapore Airlines? A couple of weeks I wrote about the amazing new First Class Suites being fitted to the new A380 aircraft being received by Singapore Airlines. These new planes are replacements for the first […]

1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles (or £15 Uber credit) with a £12.50 NOW TV box – plus a Sky Entertainment / Sky Kids / Sky Cinema pass

We try to keep Tesco Direct deals on our sister site Shopper Points these days, but this offer is so good that we thought it was worth a bigger audience over here. Tesco Direct has dropped the price of Now TV boxes to £12.50 and […]

Bits: BA’s London City NYC gate lounge closes, Virgin’s CEO on cost cutting, HFP IT help wanted

News in brief: British Airways closes the BA1 gate lounge at London City If you have ever taken the British Airways ‘all business class’ A318 flight from London City Airport to New York JFK (with a refuelling and passport control stop at Shannon on the […]