British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

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PINNED TO MONDAY: Earn 3,600 Avios with £75 LEGO City spend

If you spend £75 on LEGO City toys at Tesco Direct before midnight on Monday you will receive 1,500 extra Tesco Clubcard points. These will transfer into 3,600 Avios or 3,750 Virgin Flying Club miles – plus the miles from the Clubcard points on your base […]

Bits: whopping 3600 Avios with new £75 LEGO deal, Sunday Times £30 deal working again (perhaps)

News in brief: 3,600 Avios with £75 LEGO City spend Tesco Direct has launched a fantastic new LEGO deal. As you can see here, you will will earn 1,500 bonus Clubcard points (worth 3,600 Avios or 3,750 Virgin Flying Club miles) if you spend £75 […]

British Airways announces New Orleans ….. Avios redemptions wide open

As I predicted the other day, British Airways has announced a new route to New Orleans. The first flight will depart on 27th March 2017. There will be four flights per week departing on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The aircraft to be used will […]

Swap your Avios for beer … or wine …. or Bollinger!

Not many people know that British Airways Executive Club has a service, in association with their wine partner Laithwaites, to allow you to trade your Avios for beer, wine or champagne! The good news is that the alcohol is genuinely free.  You don’t need to pay […]

Bits: BA increasing check-in time limit, Qatar discount code, reader wins an awesome prize!

News in brief: British Airways to extend check-in cut-off British Airways has announced that, from 30th October, check-in for long-haul flights at Heathrow will close one hour prior to departure. At present, the cut-off point at which you will be refused is 45 minutes. The […]

American Airlines First Class Avios redemptions to get cheaper but tier points cut

For people who look to earn British Airways status via a tier point run – booking a specific flight primarily because of the number of tier points earned – it seems like the biggest gravy train is pulling out of the station. Two class American […]

British Airways scraps Chengdu, to launch New Orleans?

British Airways announced yesterday that it is closing its route to Chengdu in China after three years. I have been calling out this route since it launched.  I was told by a BA employee that the plug was very nearly pulled before a single flight […]

Bits: Radisson Blu sale, BA Holidays £1149 Christmas sale ends today, new BA Gatwick Summer flights

News in brief: Up to 30% off – Radisson Blu Autumn sale Radisson Blu has launched its Autumn sale. If you book by 30th October for stays between 17th October and 30th November you can save up to 30% off your city break in Birmingham, Glasgow, […]

6,000 Avios and £60 cashback on the £150 Tesco Premium Credit Card – worth it?

Back in June, Tesco launched the Tesco Premium Credit Card. You can check out the details here.  The representative APR is 56.5% variable, including the fee, assuming a £1200 credit limit. I was, for want of a better word, ambivalent about the card when it launched. […]

New BA Holidays promo – NYC and other routes from £1,149 Club World including hotel!

British Airways Holidays has launched a special Club World promotion for travel over Christmas and New Year on five core routes. There are some great prices here but you need to book by Monday. Click here to take a look at some of the deals […]

Sunday Times Travel Magazine changes the rules on its 4,500 Avios promo

Two weeks ago I wrote that The Sunday Times Travel Magazine had rolled over its generous offer of 4,500 Avios points for taking out a £30 subscription.  It was extended to 3rd February 2017. That is still the case.  However, the magazine has now changed […]

Bits: Win a trip to the Dutch Caribbean with KLM, win a trip to the Caribbean with BA

With miles and points news a bit thin on the ground today, we can let our minds wander and think …… wouldn’t it be nice to escape to the Caribbean for a week?! If the answer to that question is yes, here are two competitions […]

Bits: AirPortr’s ‘home to destination’ luggage handling, new Global Entry dates in London, Finnair increases Asia frequencies

News in brief: AirPortr to launch revolutionary ‘home to destination’ luggage handling service AirPortr, Europe’s first same day and on demand luggage collection and delivery service, is about to launch a unique ‘door to destination’ baggage check-in service in conjunction with British Airways. We have covered […]

Bits: 1700 Avios on Avis rentals, Cathay Pacific sale extended, triple Avios to Latin America

News in brief: 1,700 Avios on Avis car rentals Avis has launched a new Avios promotion which runs until 31st October for rentals until 15th December. If you book a car in Group C or above for 3+ days, using the BA Avis discount code, […]

3 HFP readers won 1 million Avios last year – now Shell is giving away 75 million Avios again!

Shell has brought back their ‘Win 1 million Avios points‘ competition. Until 2nd November three lucky winners per day will each win 1 million Avios points. That is a total of 75 winners. Last December Shell ran this competition, encouraging people to use the Shell […]

Bits: Gatwick shorthaul schedule changes, 25% off and free drinks at Ibis, Hilton flash sale ending

News in brief: Shorthaul changes at Gatwick airport announced British Airways has announced changes to their shorthaul flights from Gatwick airport for the Summer 2017 season: The twice a week service to Bodrum (BJV) has been suspended and will not return next Summer A Monday flight to […]

I get legged over with MBNA’s replacement for Diamond Club!

Letters started to land on doormats yesterday from MBNA explaining what rewards scheme would apply to ex-bmi Diamond Club credit cards now that the Avios scheme has closed. Interestingly, MBNA has decided to make different offers to different people.  It isn’t yet clear if they […]