British Airways returns to Kuala Lumpur – EXCELLENT Avios availability

Malaysia A380

After a 14 year gap, British Airways announced yesterday that it is resuming flights to Kuala Lumpur. The service will begin on May 27th 2015.  It will be operated by a four class Boeing 777 which will include First Class.  BA has stated that it […]

Why am I going to Las Vegas this weekend?

Pool party

I have done quite a few weekend breaks in the past which, to a normal person, would seem fairly crazy.  New York, Dubai, Cape Town … these are not the sort of places where you normally head to after work on Thursday or Friday night, only […]

Want to keep your middle seat free? BA increases the cost

Wedding dress

British Airways sent out an announcement recently regarding the pricing of ‘extra seats’, often known as ‘comfort seats’. The archetypal user of an ‘extra seat’ is a musician with a priceless cello or violin, a bride-to-be with her wedding dress (see photo below!), an ex-skier with a foot […]

British Airways launches Riga with airBaltic and Hamburg with SUN-AIR

airBaltic Gatwick

British Airways has announced a new codeshare agreement, this time with airBaltic. It only covers one route, from London Gatwick to Riga in Latvia.  I had a good trip to Riga a few years ago, and it is worth a visit if you have exhausted the […]

BA to refresh World Traveller and World Traveller Plus on Boeing 747 fleet

British Airways A380 World Traveller seat

British Airways has announced a ‘soft’ refurbishment of the World Traveller and World Traveller Plus seats on 18 of its remaining Boeing 747 aircraft.  This reflects the fact that some of these aircraft are still seen as having a good few years of service in […]

Sorry Ian, sorry Will …. BA rolled out the red carpet for a copycat!

Will photo

If you are a regular reader of Head for Points, you probably remember that I dedicated some space in May to Will, who had written a blog about his fairly crazy attempt to earn British Airways Gold Guest List status by flying 40 flights in under 40 […]

Update on the Zipcar / Avios relationship

Zipcar

I wrote recently about the new partnership between pay-by-the-hour car sharing site Zipcar and avios.com / British Airways Executive Club. It wasn’t clear at the time what would happen if you were an existing Zipcar member.  There is no option on the Zipcar site to […]

BA news snippets – restrictions on kids to South Africa, service changes, special meals dropped

BA To Fly To Serve

A few British Airways service announcements have dropped into my inbox in the last few days.  Here is a round up: Big restrictions on taking children to South Africa This seems to have come out of the blue, and does sniff of excess bureaucracy. From […]

I just used 34,000 Avios for Disneyland Paris tickets!

Disneyland Paris

Yes, I know.  It’s not very rock’n’roll, using 34,000 Avios to get into Disneyland Paris. It’s not even exceptional value for Avios points.  The best cash price I could find for 2 adults and 2 children to Disneyland Paris was £206.  Using 34,000 Avios (9,000 […]

Has avios.com removed its ‘extra’ award availability?

Avios thumbnail

One of more interesting quirks of the separate avios.com and British Airways Executive Club schemes is that avios.com had additional reward availability for European economy flights. This goes back to the days of the old Air Miles scheme, when it was run totally separately from […]

British Airways introduces ‘Hold Your Flight Price for 72 Hours’

British Airways Hold Your Price

British Airways launched a new feature a couple of weeks ago – the ability to lock-in the price of a ticket for up to 72 hours. Since this is a new feature (with nothing taken away in return!) and it will benefit some people, it […]

New British Airways sale launched

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British Airways has launched its latest sale.  It offers discounts on Club Europe / Club World and First Class flights and holiday packages. The special ba.com page for the sale is here. You need to book by September 23rd. The best way to see what is […]

The ‘other’ BA redemption chart we also forget about

OneWorld Avios redemption chart

Earlier this week I discussed the chaos that broke out on certain US frequent flyer sites when they thought (incorrectly) that Iberia had devalued its oneworld partner awards and that BA must surely follow. Part of the reason for this storm was that everyone had forgotten […]