British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

As well as reading the articles below, make sure that you read our Avios Redemption University series to learn how to maximise your Avios points.

Why not joining Iberia Plus cost a reader £417 – and could cost you too

Most Head for Points readers will have an avios.com account and a British Airways Executive Club account.  You really don’t have much choice, since some Avios offers (such as the generous insurance promotion currently being run by Alan Boswell) can only be credited to avios.com […]

BA’s novel plan to beat the 2-week strike – borrow nine planes from Qatar!

Back in 2015, I reviewed the Qatar Airways ‘regional First Class’ service. Qatar Airways First Class on short-haul uses 2 x 2 fixed seating, rather like the Virgin America First Class seat I flew in 2014: Leg room was more than acceptable – remember that […]

Bits: Norwegian launches Buenos Aires, two Avios wine deals ending, Virgin / Waitrose over?

News in brief: Norwegian launches Buenos Aires from Gatwick If you follow our Instagram feed, you’ll know that Anika is currently in New York testing out Norwegian’s Premium cabin.  We should get that review up in the next couple of weeks. If it turns out […]

What is worth booking in the new British Airways sale?

British Airways has launched a new sale, with deals in World Traveller,  World Traveller Plus, Club World and First.  There are also some Club Europe and BA Holidays deals available. The home page for the sale is here.  You can book until 11th July. Travel dates are […]

Bits: BA launches two new ski routes, BA drops two routes, Scottish APD cut

News in brief: British Airways launches two new ski routes British Airways has announced two new routes from Heathrow to Grenoble and Turin in time for the Winter 2017 ski season. These routes already operate from Gatwick and those flights will remain.  There will be […]

3,500+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles booking (better than taking Avios!)

I wrote on Tuesday about the interesting new partnership between Heathrow Rewards, the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme, and hotel booking site Rocketmiles. What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles – if you are not familiar with it – is a similar website to PointsHound, Agoda and Kaligo.com.  You […]

Holiday Tips 1 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

The sun is out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look at earning miles from credit cards abroad, from foreign currency and when booking airport car parking. For […]

Get a £50 gift card with the £150 Tesco Premium Credit Card – worth it?

Back in June 2016, Tesco launched the Tesco Premium Credit Card. You can check out the details here.  The representative APR is 56.5% variable, including the £150 fee, assuming a £1200 credit limit. In my experience, HFP readers tend to run hot or cold when looking […]

Bits: more on the HSBC Premier deal, Qatar / HFP competition winner

News in brief: More on the HSBC Premier deal from yesterday I did a long article yesterday on the new sign-up bonus on the HSBC Premier credit card: the free card is now offering 5,000 airline miles for signing up the £195 World Elite card […]

Get 5,000 bonus miles with the HSBC Premier credit cards – World Elite is now 45,000 miles!

HSBC Premier has launched a special sign-up bonus on its two HSBC Premier credit cards. Until 31st August, you will receive an additional 10,000 HSBC Premier points when you take out either of the HSBC Premier credit cards and spend £2,000 within 90 days. 2 […]

Bits: bonus miles with Kaligo hotels, Emirates scraps free wi-fi

News in brief: New Kaligo.com hotel deals for bonus miles Hotel booking group Kaligo.com is currently running a very generous Avios promotion.   You will receive 5,000 Avios with £500 of cumulative spend or 10,000 Avios with £1,000 of cumulative hotel spend when you book before 11th […]

New BA Holidays promo – fly to New York etc in Club World with hotel from £1,299!

British Airways Holidays has launched a special Club World promotion for travel over the Summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year on some routes to the US, Canada and Mexico. There are some decent prices here but you need to book by Monday 19th June. The […]

Bits: big BA delays at JFK T7 security until next year, win a volunteering holiday with Avios

News in brief: Delays at JFK Terminal 7 security for British Airways passengers Passengers at New York JFK Terminal 7 – the home of British Airways – have to expect l-o-n-g delays getting through security from 22nd June until the end of January 2018. This […]

Bits: Plaza Premium lounge in T5 underway, Hilton sale on, 10000 new Avios seats

News in brief: Plaza Premium lounge in Terminal 5 under construction! As you can see from these two photographs, which I took yesterday, the new Plaza Premium lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 is now under construction. It is situated by Gate A7, which means it […]

How to upgrade British Airways flights using American Airlines miles

Being able to upgrade British Airways tickets using Avios is a well known feature of the programme as I wrote in this article.  There is also a full page on ba.com explaining how it works. Whilst upgrades from World Traveller / Economy are restricted (the cheapest […]