British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

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Taking a look at the highlights of the new British Airways sale

British Airways launched its September sale on Tuesday with offers in all travel classes. The home page for the sale is here.  You can book until 21st September. Travel dates are all over the place and it would be take me a full article just to list all […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with £60 LEGO spend is back!, BA changes rules on ‘Plus’ short-haul fares

News in brief: 2,400 Avios with £60 LEGO spend (or 1,200 Avios with £30 of LEGO) (EDIT: the Tesco website is playing up today and the links below may not work properly – or they might!  If the links do not work, type into your […]

British Airways September sale starts TODAY

It is always risky writing about deals which are not yet launched as there is always a chance that they get pulled at the last minute or start late.  So, if it is not live when you read this, don’t blame me!  (EDIT: it is now […]

Bits: pay your car tax on Amex, sale, beat luggage theft with a gun!

News in brief: DVLA now accepts American Express (EDIT: it turns out that DVLA is STILL trialling the use of American Express.  I have been told that you may or may not be given the option of using Amex at random.  This is why some […]

Bits: New BA Stansted route, HFP in The Economist, new BA / China Eastern codeshares

News in brief: New British Airways route from Stansted Over the Summer, BA has been running a series of routes from Stansted at the weekend.  These use aircraft which would otherwise be flying from London City but which are left idle by the 24 hour […]

British Airways introducing buy on board by the back door!

Regular readers will have seen my various articles recently on the major cuts to British Airways in-flight service, eg here and here and here. Long-haul travellers in World Traveller (economy) have born the brunt.    We have seen the loss of pretzels, removal of cheese […]

Bits: new BBC ATC series starts tonight, Virgin economy sale, 30 Avios per £1 on flowers!

News in brief: ‘Skies Above Britain’ starts tonight on BBC2 I have been asked by a NATS employee to plug ‘Skies Above Britain’, which I’m happy to do.  Starting on BBC2 tonight at 9pm, this five part documentary focusses on the work of air traffic […]

Bits: Virgin East Coast 50% off sale, HFP in the Daily Mail, a good Club Europe meal

News in brief: Virgin East Coast four day sale Virgin East Coast is running a short sale until Thursday night.  The discount is apparently a full 50% on all sale tickets, although the deals cannot be combined with any railcards you hold. The sale is […]

Bits: BA removes newspapers from inbound short haul, Etihad 10% discount code

News in brief: Latest British Airways cost-cutting move announced I ran the latest list of British Airways service cuts for August recently.  This followed on from the long list of service cuts that were imposed in July. The first service cut for September has now been […]

How to use your Avios points for airport lounge access

Yesterday I featured two interesting offers to get you into airport lounges this Summer: Via The Daily Telegraph, you can buy passes for lounges in the Dragonpass network – which is extensive – for £16.50 per person Via No 1 Lounges, you can buy access […]

Bits: BA Holidays / Sandals promo, new EU ruling extends flight delay compensation

News in brief: Special BA Holidays / Sandals deals British Airways Holidays has teamed up with Sandals, ‘the World’s leading all inclusive resorts’ (in quotes because I have never been to one …. although I’m obviously open to offers, Sandals!). The promotion offers discounts of […]

Bits: cheap Dragonpass lounge access, 750 Avios with No 1 Lounges, airberlin new short-haul business

News in brief: Daily Telegraph / Dragonpass offer returns – or earn 750 Avios with No 1 Lounges The Daily Telegraph has brought back its occasional airport lounge access promotion with lounge network Dragonpass. Via this link (ignore the April date!), you can buy passes to […]

VERY good deal – 4,500 Avios for a £30 subscription to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

I have a soft spot for The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, probably because they tend to mention this site occasionally!  (After this has finished, it would be fun to do an article for them on how I added 20% to their subscription base in 48 […]

25% off Avios sale to Middle East now works with a 2-4-1 – but you must book TODAY

TODAY, Sunday, is the last chance to get a 25% discount on Avios redemptions to the Middle East booked via or  Full details can be found here. When I first wrote about this offer, I was critical of the fact that you could […]

New BA and oneworld arrivals lounge opens in Heathrow Terminal 3

The American Airlines arrivals lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 has reopened after a five month refurbishment.  Whilst AA branded, this is also the arrivals lounge used by British Airways long haul flights into Terminal 3 as well as all Qantas and Cathay Pacific flights. The […]

Bits: good Accor / Amex cashback deal, other Amex offers, 20% bonus on SPG to AA conversions

News in brief: Accor and Amex launch new cashback deal Accor Hotels, which operates Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis, M Gallery, Pullman etc, is running a new cashback deal with American Express. There are two variants – £30 back on £250 spend and £50 back on […]

Bits: Avios / Tesco competition, 1200 free Avios with PayQwiq, Etihad ‘all A380’ from Heathrow

News in brief: launches its own Tesco conversion competition We have already seen the competition launched by British Airways to encourage Avios transfers to British Airways Executive Club this quarter.  One person will win 1,000,000 Avios whilst 10 will win 10,000 points. has […]