British Airways and BA Executive Club

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Bits: photos of the new BA Lounge in Boston, Flybe lands at Heathrow

News in brief: Photos of the new British Airways lounge in Boston Two days ago we wrote about the new British Airways lounge at Boston Logan Airport.  Reader Angel who flew out of Boston yesterday kindly sent us a few photographs and some text, and reader […]

Your photos of BA’s new Club Europe food

I wrote on Saturday about the introduction of the new ‘improved’ British Airways Club Europe food service.  This began yesterday. In reality it is a mixed bag: almost all routes now have a choice of meal where previously there was often no choice some routes have […]

Bits: last day for 2,400 Avios from LEGO, see the French Open Tennis with Emirates Skywards

News in brief: Last day for 2,400 Avios with £60 of LEGO Friends Today (Monday) is the last day for the latest Tesco Direct / LEGO promotion.  If you still haven’t filled up every birthday wish list for the rest of the year, you will receive 1,000 bonus Clubcard […]

Should you use your Avios for BA’s ‘Experiences’ rewards?

You may not know this, but British Airways Executive Club has a range of ‘Experiences’ redemptions.  Available in most major cities in the world, you can redeem your Avios points for local attractions or sightseeing tours. There is a tiny bit of explanation about the programme […]

10am update: First pictures of the new Club Europe breakfast!

You can’t say we’re not on top of things here!  It’s only 10am and we already have some photographs of the new Club Europe breakfast.  Remember that the new ‘improved’ food service launches today.  Full details of the changes are in this article. Thanks to […]

Buy Avios for 1p via a French deals website

I hesitated before running this article, because similar ‘buy Avios via a third party website’ deals in Spain via Groupon have proved a bit messy.  Not for everyone, but for a noticeable percentage of people who either never got what they ordered or suffered a […]

Bits: new British Airways Boston lounge open, Hilton sale last call, BA Lima cancellations

News in brief: New British Airways lounge at Boston now open The new British Airways lounge at Boston Logan opened earlier this week.  It was constructed as part of the expansion of Terminal E to include A380 gates and sees BA move into a new […]

Get up to 50,000 Avios when you open an ISA or SIPP via Nutmeg

With the end of the tax year approaching, wealth management group Nutmeg has brought back its generous Avios offer for opening a SIPP or ISA. The deal is a little different this time around.  Instead of giving you a flat amount of Avios, you will receive one […]

New BA Club Europe catering starts Sunday – with some hot meals scrapped

The much heralded improvements to British Airways Club Europe catering begin tomorrow, Sunday. That said, it certainly isn’t improvements all round – some popular routes are having their hot meals removed. Let’s look at what is happening. Club Europe flights are currently grouped into four […]

Bits: 2400 Avios for £60 LEGO, BA cabin baggage security requirements update, UK lounge reviewers wanted!

News in brief: Good ‘Avios for LEGO Friends’ deal returns Tesco Direct is repeating their LEGO Friends promotion.  If you still haven’t filled up every bithday wish list for the rest of the summer, you will receive 1,000 bonus Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 […]

Bits: Avis £9.99 one-way rentals, Zipcar one-way rentals, Hilton Visa / Uber deal

News in brief: £9.98 one-way Avis car rentals to London Regular readers will remember our article last year on Europcar offering £1 one-way car rentals to London.  Europcar uses this to cheaply reposition cars that need to be taken back to London – letting you […]

Why I think BA should reform the Gold Priority Reward

VERY long-term readers of Head for Points may remember that, three years ago, I promoted my great idea for improving British Airways Executive Club for elite members – reforming the Gold Priority Reward. This was such a great idea that British Airways totally ignored it and […]

Why I just lost £104 (and nearly £416) to BA’s stupid new baggage policy

As I have mentioned a few times before on Head for Points, the oneworld airline alliance changed its rules on baggage handling late last year.  They told member airlines that they no longer had to check through baggage between member airlines when the flights were […]

Earn Avios when you buy your shirts at Charles Tyrwhitt, online or instore

Shirt maker Charles Tyrwhitt has launched a new partnership with avios.com and British Airways Executive Club. What is interesting about the deal is that it covers their stores as well as online. The standard earning rate is 4 Avios per £1.  However, until 31st March, […]

Get up to 50,000 Avios when you open an ISA or SIPP via Nutmeg

With the end of the tax year approaching, wealth management group Nutmeg has brought back its generous Avios offer for opening a SIPP or ISA. The deal is a little different this time around.  Instead of giving you a flat amount of Avios, you will receive one […]

Bits: last day for Avios / LEGO deal, interesting new info on LEVEL

News in brief: Last day to get 1,200 Avios for £30 LEGO spend Today (Monday) is the last day to earn 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles for spending £30 on LEGO Disney Princess. This is a Tesco Direct offer.  You will receive […]

Bits: new Radisson sale, last chance for BA Holidays sale, the Haynes Heathrow manual

News in brief: New Radisson Blu / Park Inn / Park Plaza sale starts today  Radisson has launched its latest “Dream Deals” sale to the public today.  The sale covers 350 Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Quorvus Collection and Radisson RED hotels across the UK, Europe, […]

Why January 2013 was an amazing sweet spot for a free Maldives holiday

There is a generally accepted view that, over time, all reward schemes get worse.  People say that you should spend your points as your earn, rather than holding them for retirement or some unspecified time in the future. I don’t necessarily agree with this. It […]

Bits: BA trialling improved ‘cash for Avios’ with EU261?, Etihad launches A380 from Paris

News in brief: BA trialling improved ‘cash for Avios’ EU261 deals? A few months I wrote a fairly scathing article about British Airways offering people Avios instead of cash when they claimed EU261 compensation. I don’t have a problem with the concept, far from it. […]