British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

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25% bonus on TopCashback transfers to Avios – and get 625 Avios when you join for free!

TopCashback is a site which allows you to earn a small amount of cashback from your day to day shopping by clicking through to participating online shops from its site. It is very similar to Quidco if you are a member of that site.  British Airways and Virgin […]

Why Marriott Travel Packages are exceptional for Avios if you have lots of SPG points

In my discussion of the implications of Marriott’s decision to transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points into Marriott Rewards at the ratio of 1:3, I said that Marriott Travel Packages looked a very good deal. Today I want to go into this in more detail. Marriott […]

Last chance: Avios from Tesco gift cards, Avios from LEGO, Avios from Diamond Club credit card

We will shortly be saying goodbye to three generous Avios collection opportunities.  If you want to take advantage, this weekend is the time to do so. Last day for 360 Avios per £50 Tesco gift cards On Sunday, Tesco is ending its longest running – […]

Bits: share your HEx upgrade code, Finnair launching San Francisco, extra BA Tenerife flights

News in brief: Share your Heathrow Express upgrade codes Heathrow Express emailed its database on Wednesday with a free First Class upgrade code. These are valid for one person on a ticket (one-way or return) booked in advance via the Heathrow Express website or app. […]

My review of BA’s Jet and Air lounges at Vienna International Airport

British Airways, or their selected third party, lounges in Europe are generally unexciting and I wasn’t expecting to find anything to write about in Vienna.  However, it turned out that I had access to a number of different and decent lounges and so I thought it […]

It’s back – 10,000 Avios for opening an ISA with Nutmeg

Wealth management group Nutmeg has brought back its generous Avios offer.  You will receive up to 10,000 Avios points when you open a Stocks & Shares ISA or a pension with Nutmeg before 9th October.  Full details can be found on the Nutmeg website here. […]

Bits: 3600 Avios and £10 off with LEGO Friends, £15 off Lufthansa flights, flying with a Galaxy Note 7?

News in brief: 3600 Avios and £10 off with LEGO Friends As we covered on Shopper Points yesterday, there is a VERY generous LEGO deal running again this week on Tesco Direct. As you can see on this page, you will receive 1500 bonus Clubcard […]

Now official, with pictures – ‘The First Wing’ comes to Terminal 5 in April

Some good news from British Airways for a change.  Yesterday, the company officially announced the new First Class, Gold Executive Club and oneworld Emerald access route at Heathrow Terminal 5. Click to enlarge the images. ‘The First Wing’ is being built in the area behind […]

Last chance to book in the current BA and Virgin sales – BA deals improved by ‘triple Avios’

Tomorrow, Wednesday 21st, is your last chance to make a booking in the current British Airways and Virgin Atlantic sales. I wanted to do a recap today of some of the deals on offer. British Airways Since the sale was announced, British Airways has launched […]

EXCLUSIVE: Earn 250 Avios when dining at local restaurants from 1st October

Avios is gearing up for the launch of a new feature on 1st October – a new restaurant-booking portal called Restaurant Circle which will give you 250 Avios points with every table booked. The system is being run by ResDiary which handles bookings for 5,900 […]

Do you know the expiry rules for your airline miles?

There is nothing more frustrating than finding that your miles have expired when you finally come to use them or add to them. This is most likely to happen with secondary programmes where you once dropped a few miles from a one-off promotion and then […]

British Airways ‘to sell M&S food on short-haul’

Following on from my story on Saturday that British Airways is training cabin crew to sell ‘buy on board’ food on short haul – but only after they sign a confidentiality agreement – the Daily Mail reported on Sunday that British Airways has signed a deal with […]

Bits: £20 for TripAdvisor hotel booking, Clubcard bonus on kids games ending, corrected Etihad codes

News in brief: £20 in Amazon vouchers with a TripAdvisor hotel booking TripAdvisor is offering a £20 Amazon voucher when you book a hotel via their UK site for £150 or more.  Details are here. It is a little fiddly but the deal seems decent […]

Bits: British Airways launching buy-on-board?, Etihad 30% discount code, Concorde memorabilia

(EDIT: Etihad codes now fixed!) News in brief: British Airways believed to be launching buy-on-board catering in 2017 There are a steady stream of rumours at the moment that British Airways is poised to announce the launch of buy-on-board short-haul catering from early 2017. My […]

‘Kids Fly Free’ on BA until 1 November to/from Leeds, Newcastle, Inverness and Belfast

I wrote about this deal back in July but, as it is still running for another six weeks, I thought it was worth a reminder. British Airways is currently running a bigger and better version of the ‘Kids Fly Free’ offer which it has run in the […]

Inside No 1 Lounge Gatwick South – your alternative BA lounge from January

It is now just over four months until the big terminal switch at Gatwick.  On 25th January 2017, British Airways will move overnight from the North Terminal to the South Terminal.  easyJet will move across to the North Terminal, consolidating their entire operation under one […]

What happens to your Avios points when you die?

Yes, a cheery subject for a Friday morning.  However, this is something that rarely comes up but does impact quite a few people, especially those who were hoarding Avios during their career to spend during retirement. I last focused on this two years ago.  I […]