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

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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


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

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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 […]

1000 Avios with Zipcar membership – a good deal?


British Airways Executive Club members should have received an email yesterday with a link to the latest issue of “The Club” magazine. One of the offers is 1,000 Avios for joining car-sharing scheme Zipcar. I like Zipcar.  We have a membership in London and there […]

There has been NO Iberia devaluation. I repeat …

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One upside of only publishing articles in the early morning, instead of dropping them in during the day, is that it gives me more time to reflect on the issue at hand. And, this time, saved me an ‘egg on face’ moment. The quiet of […]

Is this the new British Airways Club World seat?

New A350 British Airways Club World seat

We are away at present, so this article is shorter than I would like.  However, I thought this story on Australian Business Traveller was too good to wait. It explains, in detail, a potential new Club World seat which British Airways has just submitted for patenting. […]

Clearing my inbox – lots of news in just one article!

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I have decided to make a determined effort to clear my inbox of stories this week! Here are a few things which are worth a look but which I have been sitting on for a while because I couldn’t justify a full post: Virgin Atlantic […]

BA EU promo: 30,000 Avios in Club World & 15,000 Avios in World Traveller Plus


British Airways is determined that the ‘back to work’ push after the Summer goes with a bang this year – especially as recent trading updates from the major European airlines show a distinct softening in demand. If you live in Europe – or your British […]

British Airways fees increasing – credit card, seat selection

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The British Airways credit card fee increased yesterday from £4.50 to £5 per booking.  This is the first increase since the fee was introduced in 2009 (was it really so long ago?). Despite this, British Airways still claims that it does not recover its entire […]

British Airways to allow pre-ordering of food in Club World and First

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British Airways is on the verge of rolling out a trial of a pre-order food service, Business Traveller reported last week.  This will allow passengers in Club World and First to specify their choice of meal in advance and be guaranteed to receive it.  At […]

Hilton and BA launch ‘triple or quadruple Avios’ promotion

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Hilton and British Airways have launched a joint promotion which is running until November 30th. It is simple enough.  You need to have your Hilton HHonors account set to ‘points and miles’, which means that you will earn 10 Hilton points and 1 British Airways […]

Decent BA business class fares to Australia from Oslo

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Sydney is a popular target destination for using frequent flyer miles, probably because the sheer length of the flight means that people are keen to do what they can to avoid travelling in economy. Ironically, redemption tickets to Australia and New Zealand are often poor […]