British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

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British Airways and Loganair finally agree a codeshare deal for 1st September

10 days ago I wrote about how Loganair and British Airways appeared to be playing a complex game of brinkmanship over a new codeshare agreement. Loganair operates flights to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, primarily from Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh.  It is probably best known […]

BA Club Europe revolution – cheap one-way tickets, no ‘Saturday night’ rule and free same day changes

With no fanfare so far, it seems that British Airways has finally decided to bite the bullet.  Club Europe tickets are now available at sensible prices on many routes without the need to buy a return or stay for a Saturday night. Here is an […]

Bits: 50% off mytaxi – black cab to/from Heathrow for £25, 18% off LateRooms, 7200 Avios with a tablet

News in brief: 50% off mytaxi in London The Hailo taxi network has recently been rebranded as mytaxi following its acquisition by Daimler. In theory mytaxi will be relaunching as an Avios partner soon although I haven’t seen any movement yet.  If you previously earned Avios […]

Now earn 1,000 Avios with every No 1 Lounges booking!

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 Lounges is the […]

Bits: Lloyds Avios card bonus gone, City Airport winners, Iberia / Groupon 1p Avios deal back

News in brief: Lloyds Avios Rewards refer a friend bonus dropped Avios has dropped the 4,500 Avios ‘refer a friend’ bonus that it has offered on the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card for the last couple of years. The referral site stopped working last week […]

Fly BA First from Barbados? You can use the Private Jet Terminal!

Reader Janne asked us if we were interested in a review of the IAM Jet Center private jet terminal lounge in Barbados.  As it’s Summer and most people are either away on holiday or dreaming of far away places, we thought this would make an […]

Get FREE membership of the Zipcar car sharing club – but avoid the Avios deal

I like car share club Zipcar.  We have a membership in London and there are about 15 cars within a 15-minute walk of our house.  The nearest, which is available 80% of the time, is literally 30 seconds away.  £6-£7 per hour for the car, plus £59.50 […]

LAST CALL: earn up to 10,000 Avios with your household, business or landlord insurance

As you only have a few days left to take advantage of their generous introductory deal, I wanted to give another mention today to a new partner – insurance broker Alan Boswell.  If your insurance is due this month you may want to give them a […]

BA launches Nashville – Avios seats now available – and adds other US flights

The rumours I reported on Sunday were correct.  British Airways announced a new route to Nashville in Tennessee yesterday. The service will start in May 2018 and will, amazingly, be the only direct flight from anywhere in Europe to Nashville. The flights will operate five […]

Highland games: no BA / Loganair codeshare deal as Flybe launches in competition

Loganair operates flights to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, primarily from Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh.  It is probably best known for its service from Glasgow to Barra, where the plane lands on the beach and the flight times are adjusted to the tide table (photo below). […]

Bits: 1000 Avios from Marriott posting, British Airways to launch Nashville soon?

News in brief: 1,000 Avios for joining Marriott Rewards posting Two months ago I published an article, see here, showing how you could get 1,000 Avios points simply for joining Marriott Rewards – no stay required. This was obviously very generous, and if you had a […]

Bits: more BA strikes, BA (re)launches Flight Pass, triple Miles & More with Best Western

News in brief: More British Airways strikes announced The UNITE union has announced another batch of ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew strike dates.  This covers 16th August to 30th August, which means it is back to back with the current strike. You probably know the score […]

BA Club Europe flash sale – flights plus hotel from £269 per person!

BA has launched a Club Europe holidays flash sale with good prices for city breaks and beach holidays this Autumn. These deals look very good if you are flexible about when you can travel, and are a cheap way to pick up 80 tier points (160 […]

Bits: now a Tesco / BA competition, 20% Tesco to Virgin bonus?, 1200 Avios with Tesco PayQwiq

News in brief: British Airways launches a Clubcard / Avios conversion competition Last week I wrote about the competition that is running if you convert your Tesco Clubcard vouchers into Avios via the platform. As a reminder, for every £2.50 of Clubcard vouchers […]

Why 2 people + 2 Starwood Amex cards = 25,000 Avios or other miles

Starwood Preferred Guest, the loyalty scheme for Sheraton, Westin, W, aloft etc – is an oddity amongst hotel programmes.  Whilst it works in the same way as other schemes, with different tier levels and an earnings rate based on spending, it is a standout programme for […]