Now save up to £300 on BA flight with ‘Part Pay With Avios’

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Back in October 2013, British Airways introduced ‘Part Pay With Avios’.  This was a new scheme which allowed you to reduce the cost of a cash ticket by redeeming Avios points. This had been rumoured for some time.  When it finally launched, it was a […]

Up to 7,000 bonus Avios with BA’s weak new flying promotion

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British Airways has launched a new bonus Avios promotion to drive traffic on a few specific routes.  This can earn you up to 7,000 points between now and early December. Unfortunately it is not incredibly generous.  As you will see from the fare code letters in the […]

Aggressive BA business class fares from Finland to the US

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HFP reader Ziggy, who runs Vacation Smarter, alerted me via his blog to some aggressive business class fares that British Airways is offering from Helsinki to the West Coast of the US for Summer 2015. If you are looking to maximise your British Airways tier points, […]

25% bonus for moving HSBC Premier credit card points to Avios (and how to get one)

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For the 2nd year running, HSBC has launched an October transfer bonus to Avios (via British Airways Executive Club) for holders of the HSBC Premier credit card. Until 31st December, you will receive a 25% bonus when you transfer your points.  This means that you will have […]

£25 Amex cashback with London Restaurant Festival – and how to exploit it

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The London Restaurant Festival is back, running from October 8th to October 27th. American Express is again sponsoring the festival, and is offering £25 cashback on your statement when you make 2 x £25 purchases as participating restaurants. You need to register your card in advance […]

Ever heard of Jin Jiang J-Club? They are a new Avios partner.

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I have been travelling for 25 years.  I have been seriously interested in the world of miles and points for at least 15.  And yet, somehow, I have never come across Jin Jiang J-Club before. All that is about to change, because British Airways Executive Club […]

More British Airways route launches for Summer 2015


Last week I summarised the new route launches that British Airways is planning from Gatwick for Summer 2015. A couple of days ago, BA announced a number of new leisure routes from Heathrow. The new services are: Corfu (CFU) – 4 flights per week Kos […]

Review: British Airways A380 First Class, with photos

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Yesterday I ran ahead of myself by showcasing the tasting menu that I had on the British Airways A380 recently in First Class flying out to Los Angeles.  Today I will show you how the cabin looks. All British Airways A380 flights leave from concourse […]

The British Airways A380 First Class tasting menu – in pictures!

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I promised to share a few photos from my flight to Los Angeles recently in First Class. It was the first time that I had flown a BA A380 although I have tried the Emirates and Singapore versions. Tomorrow I will look at the seat […]

British Airways increases short-haul heavy baggage charges


British Airways announced on Monday that it has, with immediate effect, increased the charges for ‘heavy baggage’ on short-haul flights.  There is also an increase in baggage charges for anyone on a ‘hand baggage only’ fare. If your suitcase weighs more than 23kg, and you […]

My review of The Concorde Room at Heathrow Terminal 5

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The Concorde Room is the flagship British Airways lounge at Terminal 5 with a sister lounge at JFK in New York.  It is only open to passengers holding a First Class flight ticket or who hold a Concorde Room card, given out for earning 5,000 […]

British Airways launches new routes from Gatwick, cuts back Maldives and Buenos Aires

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British Airways released a flurry of route announcements last week.  These things tend to come out in bursts, since every route cancellation will eventually be matched by a new route or capacity addition. Here is a summary of the announcements.  All of these changes will commence from […]

How to transfer Iberia Avios points to British Airways Avios points

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I have covered a few Iberia Plus promotions on Head for Points recently.  This has led to a few emails asking exactly how you can transfer Avios points from Iberia Plus to British Airways Executive Club. This article will act as a reference post and I […]