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.

New! Earn Avios with taxi app Hailo

Hailo

British Airways Executive Club launched a new partnership yesterday with taxi hailing app Hailo. If you register your BAEC number in the Hailo app, you will earn Avios for every ride you take in London.  You will earn 1 Avios for every £1 spent. Until […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 7 – Is it worth using Avios for hotel redemptions?

Avios Redemption University

Over the next few weeks, I am running updated versions of our 17-part ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  These article now reflect the recent Avios devaluation as well as other changes over the 18 months since the pieces were originally published. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a […]

DEAL DEAD:  British Airways FIRST CLASS, Poland to the Caribbean for £1,300!

BA at Antigua

EDIT: this deal is now over, with my usual great timing! These fares have been around for four days now.  I originally thought that it was a fare error by British Airways and that it would be closed down within a few hours.  It wasn’t. I therefore […]

“The Concorde Bar” – the new BA lounge concept for First Class ticket holders

British Airways lounge Singapore

British Airways opened its refurbished airport lounge in Singapore recently.  As well as giving it a makeover with the ‘Galleries’ concept, the space was increased by over 40%.  This was driven by the introduction of daily A380 services to Singapore from December. What is most […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 5 – The pros and cons of using household accounts

Avios Redemption University

Over the next few weeks, I am running updated versions of our 17-part ‘Avios Redemption University’ series. These article now reflect the recent Avios devaluation as well as other changes over the 18 months since the pieces were originally published. The “Avios Redemption University” series […]

Is ‘The Big British Airways Take Off’ sale worth a look?

British Airways Take Off

I have done quite a bit of coverage of the Qatar business class fares out of Europe, the Finnair business class fares out of the UK and the British Airways business class fares out of Ireland in the last two weeks. All of these offered […]

What we know about the new British Airways 787-9 fleet

British Airways BA 787

British Airways is about to take delivery of the first of a huge order for 22 Boeing 787-9 aircraft.  Because this is simply a slightly longer version of the original 787-8 Dreamliner it is a fairly low profile event, but the new fleet will herald […]

BA knows the way to San Jose ….. (new California route)

San Jose

British Airways announced yesterday that it will start services to San Jose in California from 4th May 2016. This will utilise one of the brand new Boeing 787-9 aircraft – so new that British Airways hasn’t even received its first one yet! – which means that […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 4 – When to use ‘Avios and Money’?

Avios Redemption University

Over the next few weeks, I am running updated versions of our 17-part ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  These article now reflect the recent Avios devaluation as well as other changes over the 18 months since the pieces were originally published. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a […]

Australia and NZ in BA Club World from £1,700 …. out of Norway

Sydney Opera House

If British Airways has cancelled your £1,300 ‘mistake fare’ First Class ticket to Sydney, there is an alternative ….! On Thursday I mentioned some of the exceptional sale prices that British Airways is offering out of Dublin, including Hawaii for £1,200 and New York for […]

DEAL DEAD, TICKETS CANCELLED: BA fare error: First Class to Asia £795, Sydney £1335

rsz_ba_luxury_world

EDIT:  British Airways has decided not to honour these tickets.  You will see via Manage My Booking that your flight is cancelled.  No-one has yet received an explanatory email from BA and there is no timetable yet for payment refunds. It seems that someone at […]

It’s back! £1,200 Club World to Hawaii, £995 to JFK and other BA sale bargains

BA World Sale

EDIT: British Airways added some date restrictions to these Dublin fares a few days after this article was published. To get the fares quoted in this article – which can be bought until 22nd September – you must take your OUTBOUND transatlantic flight between the following […]

Bizarre new BA route: Glasgow to Salzburg!

Salzburg

To be fair, this is not as bizarre as the Edinburgh to Ibiza service launched by British Airways last year.  It is close, though. From December 12th, British Airways is launching a Saturday-only service from Glasgow to Salzburg. The timings are decent, leaving Glasgow at 12.40 […]

British Airways launches new service to Lima!

Machu Picchu

If your holiday plans for 2016 are not yet firm, British Airways has thrown you a curve ball with the potential to use your Avios points to head down to ….. Lima!  A trip to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu might be on the […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 3 – How to Upgrade With Avios

Avios Redemption University

Over the next few weeks, I am running updated versions of our 17-part ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  These articles now reflect the recent Avios devaluation as well as other changes over the 18 months since the pieces were originally published. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a […]

Which BA Club Europe routes earn 160 tier points return?

New BA short haul seat 1

I often get emails from readers who say “I need XXX tier points in the next few weeks to reach British Airways Bronze / Silver / Gold status – how can I do it?”. If you need to earn a small number of tier points […]