British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

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50% bonus when you buy Avios via – worth it? has launched an aggressive ‘buy Avios’ offer. This offer is only available via or Aer Lingus AerClub and not British Airways Executive Club.  You will need an account if you want to take part. It is a short term deal which expires […]

How I used Avios for a flat-bed from Japan to China – and other Asian Avios deals

This is my review of Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Business Class, in its regional intra-Asia configuration. Last year I ran an excellent article, written by a reader, on how to use Avios points to travel domestically in Japan.  As Japan Airlines is a member of the […]

Bits: great Qatar Airways / HFP competition coming, 1200 Avios for £15 & FREE Now TV!

News in brief: Head for Points launches a great Qatar Airways competition on Monday Starting on Monday ….. you can win two flights, to pretty much anywhere, with Qatar Airways and Head for Points! We have partnered with Qatar Airways to offer a fantastic new competition.  One […]

Do you understand Avios / Virgin ShopsAway / Bink in-store ‘card clash’?

Both Avios and Virgin Flying Club have launched some interesting in-store earning opportunities recently.  We also featured the Bink loyalty app late last year which lets you earn Avios in High Street retailers. All of these deals work in the same way.  You register your […]

Bits: Avios / Tesco competition, register for the new Starwood promotion

News in brief: Avios / Tesco competition launched Avios has launched a competition for anyone converting Tesco Clubcard points into Avios via This means that BA and are running very similar but different competitions, with different dates! Here is the one.  Full […]

Bits: £100 off £500 BA spend, 4000 Miles & More miles with a hotel, Troy Warfield leaves BA

News in brief: £100 off a £500 British Airways spend deal with Amex American Express is offering a very limited number of cardholders a £100 statement credit with their next £500 British Airways purchase. If you are targetted, it will appear on your American Express online […]

What is an Avios point worth?

It is, amazingly, two years since I last discussed my thoughts on how to value an Avios point.  At that point the 2015 Avios devaluation had just been anounced.  I thought it was worth running the numbers again for the benefit of new readers and […]

Earn 5,000 to 10,000 Avios with new hotel booking promo

Hotel booking site has launched a generous new promotion which can earn you up to 10,000 bonus Avios for hotel bookings made before 11th July. Full details and registration can be found here. There are two good things about the way this offer is structured: The […]

If you have a Lloyds Avios credit card upgrade voucher expiring, you could try this …..

(EDIT:  the comments below suggest that this example may have been a freak IT error.  That said, if your voucher is expiring and as there is no fee for cancelling a redemption within 24 hours, there is still no risk in trying it if you […]

Earn 20,000 Avios with a subscription to The Telegraph

Last year there was a generous subscription offer for The Times which gave Avios points.   This year, Avios has teamed up with The Telegraph to run a deal for new subscribers. There are four packages on offer: 5,000 Avios points with a £90 annual […]

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

British Airways has launched a bigger and better version of the ‘Kids Fly Free’ offer which it has run in the past.  This is a genuinely good deal with no catches or small print. From 1st June to 31st October, two children under 12 will fly entirely […]

How to take British Airways to CEDR arbitration

We are receiving an increasing number of emails at HFP from British Airways passengers who have had major issues on or with BA flights.  Our general advice has been to take BA to arbitration, making a realistic and not sensationalist claim for compensation. A HFP […]

Bits: Win 10000 Avios with Accor, Good To Go Parking sale, Charles Tyrwhitt / Avios deal

News in brief: Win 10,000 Avios and a weekend break with Mercure Mercure, the mid-market brand within the Accor hotel group, is currently running a free draw. The prize is 10,000 Le Club AccorHotels points and a weekend break for two, with breakfast, in a […]

How to earn Avios or Virgin miles, and save £, with No 1 Lounges

If you don’t have airport lounge access via your flight ticket, your elite status, via a Priority Pass card from American Express Platinum or via a Lounge Club card from American Express Gold, your best fall-back option is usually No 1 Lounges. No 1 Lounges is the […]

BA wi-fi pricing revealed as in-flight trials begin

If you read Head for Points on a regular basis you will know that British Airways is gearing up for the roll-out of wi-fi on its long-haul fleet very soon.  It is also coming to short-haul but with a different system. What most people don’t […]