British Airways and BA Executive Club

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British Airways to launch Manchester weekend flights to Europe

According to reports on Flyertalk, and whilst these flights are NOT yet available for booking at ba.com, it appears that Manchester Airport prematurely announced that British Airways will be running weekend services from the airport this Summer. The details now appear to have disappeared from the airport […]

Bits: 1200 Avios via Tesco PayQwiq, Emirates launches Athens to NYC, HFP on the radio

News in brief: 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles for trying Tesco PayQwiq – now nationwide From yesterday, you can now use Tesco’s mobile payment app PayQwiq in EVERY Tesco store.  If you haven’t tried it yet, you can earn 120 Avios (50 Clubcard points) […]

Bits: bonus Avios at Bicester Village, Necker Island gets trickier on Virgin miles

News in brief: Double Avios and 10% off at Bicester Village Until 10th February, you will receive double Avios (10 for every £4 spent) when you visit the Bicester Village designer shopping outlet in Oxfordshire.  Full details are here.  This offer has been running for a […]

Two hotel schemes where you earn more Avios with Iberia Plus than with BA

In this article yesterday I asked for your help in confirming whether Accor had cut their transfer rate into Avios or whether it was a typo.  It seems to be a typo on their website, luckily. This means that, if you collect Avios points via […]

BA launches ‘part pay with Avios’ special offer – but is it worth it?

Ever since ‘part pay with Avios’ was launched, British Airways has been experimenting …. and experimenting …. and experimenting.   There have been constant changes to: the classes in which you can use it the value given per point and the maximum number of points […]

Bits: important Accor promo update, Accor / Iberia transfer rate changed?

News in brief: Important Accor promotion update Yesterday I wrote about the new Accor promotion.  This offers you potentially 6,000 Avios or €120 of hotel credit for making 3 x 2-night stays. What I did not point out clearly, although it is stated on the […]

Good new Accor promotion – 6,000 Avios or €120 credit for 3 x 2-night stays

(EDIT:  the T&C’s of this offer now say it is valid for bookings from the 23rd January.  This could be an error, as the site is available for registration, but for safety you may want to return to this page on Monday and book then.) […]

Forbes magazine asks “Did British Airways make one cut too many?”

The website of Forbes magazine published an interesting article yesterday on the current state of British Airways.  It is surprisingly accurate – by the standards of mainstream publications when reporting on airline and frequent flyer issues – and worth a read. Here are a couple of […]

Would BA prioritise the downgrading of Amex 2-4-1 passengers?

Long term readers of Head for Points will remember my trip home from the Middle East at Easter 2013. Despite having four Club World tickets booked, we arrived at Dubai Airport to find that an aircraft swap meant that the aircraft had a smaller Club […]

Can you no longer ring BA at midnight to use a BA Amex 2-4-1 voucher?

British Airways guarantees to release at least 2 Club World and 4 World Traveller seats on every long haul flight for Avios redemption.  These are made available as soon as tickets for the flight go on sale, which is at midnight 355 days before departure. […]

New BA Club World ….. some info emerges

British Airways is, at last, gearing up for the launch of the new Club World cabin. A member of cabin crew sent me a memo on training requirements for the new cabin.  What is interesting about this is that it implies a more substantial change […]

Bits: new BA strike dates announced, new Amazon cashback credit card launched

News in brief: New British Airways strike dates announced The Unite union announced yesterday that a further wave of cabin crew strikes will take place on Thursday 19th, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st January. British Airways will announce its contingency plans on Monday.  This is […]

SNOW: Many BA cancellations and delays from 3pm, free rebooking offered

Due to the heavy snow and freezing temperatures expected at Heathrow this afternoon, there are major delays and cancellations of flights to be expected. National Air Traffic Services has informed Heathrow Airport of expected delays due to the need to de-ice aircraft before they can […]

My review of the British Airways Terraces Lounge at Berlin Tegel Airport

This is my review of the British Airways Terraces lounge at Berlin Tegel Airport. Dear Berlin, please get a move on and finally open your new airport! After having spent two weeks in Germany it was time for me to fly back from Berlin to London. It […]

Bits: limited BA First food for 96 hours, reader loses 220,000 BMI Avios, double Heathrow Rewards on food

News in brief: BA dropping First Class food during the strike If you were wondering how British Airways is managing to run so many services during the cabin crew strike today and Wednesday, here is one reason. On many services with a First Class cabin, […]

Bits: TopCashback 25% bonus to Avios scrapped, Miles & More gift card deals – any good?

News in brief: No more 25% bonus on TopCashback transfers to Avios Quietly TopCashback has withdrawn their 25% bonus when converting TopCashback cashback directly into Avios. First launched in September 2016 with no expiry date, the 25% bonus with TopCashback for converting cashback into Avios came after […]

January Sale Bits: BA Holidays extra £100 off, Opodo extra £20 off, Monarch flights £29 or less

News in brief: Extra £100 off BA Holidays The current British Airways Sale is still running until 31st January. Despite BA giving their sale the name ‘The Unforgettable Sale’, it looks rather underwhelming. However for a limited time, you can save an extra £100 with […]

I (finally) try AirPortr – why should I carry my own suitcase to the airport?!

This is our review of AirPortr’s luggage delivery service in London. We’ve covered AirPortr on Head for Points before, ran a competition with them and they provided a prize for our raffle at the Christmas party. Nevertheless neither Rob nor I have ever tried their […]