British Airways and BA Executive Club

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Which 34 airlines can I use my Avios points on?

Now that AerClub is up and running as the new Avios-based Aer Lingus frequent flyer scheme, I thought it was worth updating my list of all Avios airlines, ie airlines which let you redeem Avios points for their flights. You won’t find this information in […]

Do you need travel insurance to cover your redemption ticket?

I get the occasional email regarding travel insurance for mileage redemption tickets.  To be honest, I have never fully seen the point unless you have a pre-paid hotel reservation at your destination. With Avios, for example, British Airways allows you to cancel a redemption ticket […]

Bits: Nicole Sherzinger joins BA’s New Orleans eBay flights, PartnerPlusBenefit quintuple points!

News in brief: Nicole Scherzinger joins the New Orleans party flight I have previously mentioned the eBay auctions that British Airways is running to buy two (economy) seats on a test flight into New Orleans in late February. BA is now making a last push […]

NEW: Earn Avios when flying United – at higher rates than BA for Economy!

This other article today looks at the new Aer Lingus AerClub programme in more detail. As this scheme is now Avios driven, it helps to be aware of any new ways to earn or spend points that it throws up. I wanted to run this feature as […]

All you need to know about earning Avios in Aer Lingus AerClub

Aer Lingus AerClub finally launched last week.  This is important news for Head for Points readers because Avios is the currency of AerClub. Any Avios points you earn in AerClub will (eventually) be transferrable across to British Airways Executive Club or avios.com via ‘Combine My Avios’. […]

Last chance to get £50 off BA CE for 1-9 people with Tesco Premium Credit Card

One of the benefits of the Tesco Premium Credit Card is a £50 discount on a British Airways Club Europe flight for new cardholders. This is valid for up to nine people and so is theoretically worth up to £450 (if you are a family of 9!). […]

Bits: excellent BA Holidays NYC deal, 100% bonus buying IHG points TODAY, 25% off Iberia from Cardiff

News in brief: British Airways New York Christmas deal BA Holidays has launched two excellent deals if you want to get away for Christmas or New Year: Club World flights + 3 nights in a hotel from £1,199 per person First Class flights + 3 […]

50% bonus when you buy Avios via BA – worth it?

I ran an article yesterday on the new Iberia Plus / Groupon promotion which allows you – in a fiddly way – to buy Avios for around 1.05p each depending on quantity. Coincidentally, British Airways also chose to launch an aggressive ‘buy Avios’ offer yesterday. If […]

BA bits: eBay / New Orleans, HighLife auction, flight simulator gift vouchers

News in brief: British Airways New Orleans auctions now ‘buy it now’ Last week I discussed the eBay auctions that British Airways is running to buy a place on a ‘test’ flight to New Orleans between 24th and 27th February.  This is in advance of […]

Win 100,000 Avios with Avis – simply fill in a form ….

If all goes to plan, we should have a fantastic competition to win a very large pile of Avios exclusively for Head for Points readers over the next week or so. In the meantime, you might want to have a look at this Avios / […]

LAST CALL: Get 10,000 Avios for opening an ISA with Nutmeg

There aren’t that many decent Avios-earning offers around at the moment – apart from the usual credit card sign-up deals – so I thought it was worth a reminder that wealth management group Nutmeg is still running its generous Avios offer. You will receive up to 10,000 […]

Bits: more BA Black Friday offers, Heathrow statement on Waterside, double Heathrow Rewards points

News in brief: More British Airways Black Friday deals We covered the British Airways ‘£1008 Club World’ Black Friday deal extensively last week – it is still bookable until tomorrow.  Details are here. It seems that there are other good deals tucked away in the […]

LAST CALL: bmi Diamond Club closes WEDNESDAY. Got any unclaimed miles?

Long term readers of Head for Points will have lived through the acquisition of bmi British Midland (as was) by British Airways and the integration of Diamond Club into British Airways Executive Club. If you were not taking your frequent flyer miles so seriously a […]

More Avios redemptions going – Flybe in Scotland and Disneyland Paris tickets

There are two stories here, with the tenuous link that both have reduced the options you have for redeeming your Avios points. Flybe and Loganair end franchise deal in Scotland Loganair operates flights to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, primarily from Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh. […]

Bits: BA £301 to Abu Dhabi, Priority Pass Black Friday deal update, HFP party

News in brief: £301 British Airways deal to Abu Dhabi British Airways added an extra Black Friday deal yesterday – economy flights to Abu Dhabi for £301.  This is a very good price if you are looking for some sun next Spring. The travel dates […]

BA Black Friday £1008 Club World tickets and £99 short breaks!

British Airways has launched its Black Friday deals – and they are pretty good.  How does a £1008 Club World trip sound? These deals can be found on the special BA Black Friday page here.  They are bookable until midnight on Monday. Club World for […]

Come back at 8.30am for BA’s Black Thursday mega-deal!

Our usual 3rd article today will not appear until 8.30am.  This is because it covers BA’s Black Thursday (and Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday) offers and I can’t write about them until then due to an embargo.  Come back at 8.30am!