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.

(Now fixed) Tesco glitch – 3,600 Avios or 3,750 Virgin miles for £60 LEGO spend!

Tesco Direct launched two new LEGO promotions on Monday: 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios) for a £60 LEGO spend 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) for a £30 LEGO spend These are both attractive deals if you have any lovers of little plastic bricks in your household. […]

Holiday Tips 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

This is the final part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series which I have updated and re-run this week in preparation for the Summer season.  Earlier articles looked at the best credit card to use abroad, the best way to earn miles when ordering foreign currency […]

‘Kids Fly Free’ on BA until November to/from Leeds, Newcastle, Inverness and Belfast

British Airways has brought back, bigger and better, the ‘Kids Fly Free’ offer which it has run in the past.  This is a genuinely good deal with no catches or small print. Until 1st November, two children under 12 will fly entirely free when accompanied […]

British Airways announces its in-flight service cuts for August!

It is hard to believe, but British Airways has now started making a regular monthly anouncement of the latest cuts to its in-flight service. From early July, as you may remember, we saw: First Class: Amuse bouche removed from the meal service Blanket removed from day […]

Holiday Tips 3 – earning miles when ordering foreign currency

This is third part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series this week, covering ways of earning miles and points from every aspect of your holiday planning.  Earlier articles covered earning miles from your credit card abroad and earning miles from airport car parking. Even if you […]

VERY generous Avios promo from Accor (at least 9 Avios per £1!) – and why you should credit to Iberia

Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Sofitel, Ibis, Novotel, Mercure, M Gallery and Pullman, has launched an interesting ‘triple Avios’ promotion with Iberia Plus and British Airways Executive Club. The offer runs until 12th October although you need to book by 12th September. Existing bookings made […]

25% off Avios redemptions to the Middle East – but NOT with a BA Amex 241 voucher

British Airways Executive Club and avios.com are offering a 25% discount on Avios redemptions to the Middle East booked via their respective websites.  Full details can be found here. (EDIT:  I reworked this article when it became clear that this deal cannot be combined with […]

Random thoughts: T5 Fast Track, Zipcar by the mile, why I’m moving to Paris for 5 days!

Here are a few random observations from the last couple of weeks which you might find useful! Try the new Fast Track security channel at Heathrow Terminal 5 At some point in the last year, a new – totally separate – Fast Track security channel […]

Why you should NEVER book Avios flights on Iberia via ba.com

If you are looking to redeem for Avios points for flights to South America, you may end up redeeming on BA’s sister airline Iberia.   With its flat bed seating now in place and new aircraft coming on stream, Iberia is a perfectly good option these days.  […]

Bits: double Avios at Gate 365 this weekend, 80% bonus when you buy Hilton points

Here are two limited time deals which are only running this weekend.  Both have already started: Double Avios at Gate 365 For this weekend only, until tomorrow night, you can earn double Avios points on EVERY purchase at the British Airways Gate 365 online shopping […]

Bits: Lloyds credit card referral madness, possible 5000 free Avios, Amex FX promo

News in brief: Lloyds hits a new low in credit card referral behaviour If you have ever tried to refer a friend for the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards, you will know that it is only slightly more fun than having a tooth extracted without […]

Bits: Qatar buys 10% LATAM & 49% Meridiana, BA cuts Rio flights, SPG Moments deal TODAY

News in brief: Qatar Airways to buy 10% of LATAM and 49% of Meridiana I mentioned in the Accor article yesterday that the Qatar Investment Authority has now become a shareholder in Accor Hotels by part-funding the acquisition of Fairmont / Raffles / Swissotel. Qatar Airways is […]

How to avoid paying for your BA flight until 5 weeks before departure!

British Airways Holidays recently made a very quiet change to their terms and conditions.  I’m not sure why they didn’t publicise this as it is actually an improvement!  I mentioned this yesterday in my article on the BA sale but it was a throw-away remark […]

My review of the British Airways Concorde Room at New York JFK

This is my review of the British Airways Concorde Room lounge at New York JFK Terminal 7. I don’t think I have been here before, to be honest.  That is not as odd as it seems since a short overnight flight from New York to […]

Last chance to book in the British Airways sale – summary of the best bargains

Tomorrow, Tuesday 12th July is the last day to book in the current British Airways sale. As the sale has quite a lot of moving parts, I wanted to run through some of the discounts I’ve focused on over recent weeks in case you want […]

Bits: 10% BA Diamond Club discount is back!, 30% off in the Accor Summer Sale

News in brief: The BA Diamond Club discount is back! Well, here’s a surprise.  At the end of May, the 10% discount on British Airways flights offered to holders of the old bmi British Midland credit cards stopped working. We had all forgotten that the […]

Bits: BA Gatwick schedule changes, Virgin sale, Starwood’s new ‘Member Exclusive Rates’

News in brief: More BA Gatwick schedule changes British Airways has announced some additional schedule changes for Gatwick this Winter.  None of these are substantial.  The reason I mention them is that, because these flights were only added into the system on Wednesday, there should […]

My review of the British Airways arrivals lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5

This is my review of the British Airways arrivals lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5. It had been a long time since I visited the BA arrivals lounge – certainly longer than the four years I have been running this site.  When we travel as a […]