British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

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Bits: BA drops Kos, good BA luxury European deals, upstairs on a BA 747

News in brief: British Airways drop Kos British Airways has decided to cancel the Kos route next year.  This is unfortunate, because tickets have been on sale for 5 months …. The service was due to run between 5th May and 29th September 2018. Cash […]

Bits: BA bed bugs, Amex Plat Waldorf and Conrad offer, Thistle launches free breakfast

News in brief: BA bed bugs story – does it have legs? Metro had a story on Monday about a Canadian family who were apparently ‘attacked by bed bugs’ when they flew with British Airways from Vancouver to London. You can read it here. The whole […]

Earn TRIPLE Avios on Hilton stays this Autumn – register now

The main Hilton Honors promotion this Autumn, ‘Double Points’ (click here to register), offers you double Hilton Honors points on every stay you make before 31st December. I wrote about ‘Double Points’ in detail here. To give credit to Hilton, it is very straightforward.  All […]

Bits: BA launches airberlin match, 1200 Avios with £20 NOW TV box, Ski and Snowboard Show

News in brief: British Airways status match for airberlin Topbonus members If you had airberlin status, British Airways has joined the list of airlines offering a status match. The BA offer is poor.  Anyone who was oneworld Sapphire or Emerald equivalent with airberlin should take […]

BA changes its baggage rules – effective today, no notice given!

British Airways changed its baggage policy last night with literally no notice.  Even the travel trade was not informed until yesterday. For all BA bookings made from today, the Most Generous Allowance luggage policy no longer exists. The Most Generous Allowance policy allowed you to […]

It’s back – buy Avios for 1p via a French deals website

I have covered a few of the Iberia / Groupon ‘buy Avios’ deals recently – the current one is here. The French equivalent of this deal has now returned for the third time.  The big difference between this deal and the Groupon / Iberia one […]

Bits: 500 Avios from Deliveroo, interesting flight auctions, £25 off SWISS to Geneva

News in brief: 500 Avios from Deliveroo offer extended The launch offer to promote the new Avios / Deliveroo partnership has been extended.  The deal was due to end on 30th September but will now run until 31st May 2018. If you have never ordered food […]

Bits: see BA’s new BOB menu, 25% off Radisson Blu and Park Inn, BA / Avis deal renewed

News in brief: Changes to BA’s buy-on-board menu British Airways has made changes to their short-haul economy buy-on-board menu – and, if you click the link, you’ll see they don’t look great. There is a new tapas meat and cheese platter with a couple of crackers, […]

Bits: BA closing Toronto lounge, new SPG Moments concerts, new Amex offer at Thistle, Amba, Guoman

News in brief: British Airways closing Toronto lounge It was rumoured on Flyertalk earlier this week that the British Airways lounge in Toronto was closing. The closing date has now been confirmed by the Twitter team as 31st October.  BA will be using the Plaza […]

How to buy Avios for 0.77p whilst making your next redemption!

When you book an Avios redemption on the British Airways website, you are – unless using a BA Amex 241 voucher or booking with a couple of obscure partner airlines – given the option to reduce the number of Avios needed in return for paying […]

Bits: HMRC miles alternative?, Groupon / Avios deal back, ‘Credit Card Reviews’ returns

News in brief: The only alternative to HMRC’s credit card ban? Earlier in the week I explained how HMRC is banning tax payments on personal credit cards from 13th January (click here). For those of us who make direct PAYE, VAT, corporation tax or self-assessment […]

Bits: Atlantis The Palm Avios promo, all food now free at Escape lounges, airberlin closing

News in brief: Up to 25% off and quadruple Avios at Atlantis The Palm Dubai British Airways has launched another Avios promotion in association with Atlantis The Palm resort in Dubai. Atlantis The Palm is one of the major resorts in Dubai with a huge […]

Earn double Avios on all BA flights until 31st December – registration required

British Airways has brought back its ‘double Avios’ promotion for flights booked and taken between now and the end of the year. It is a decent deal and may even work for some leisure travellers as well as business travellers.  You need to be wary […]

Vueling Club is live – how to earn and spend Avios on Vueling flights

IAG’s Spanish low cost carrier Vueling (pronounced bwelin) joined Avios yesterday.  This is worth knowing about because of Vueling’s strong regional presence at UK airports. The options are very confusing for me to follow, so heaven knows how members of the public are meant to cope. To […]

Bits: Travelex / Avios reminder, 20% bonus on transfers to Etihad, £4 Manchester passport control fee

News in brief: Off for half term?  Travelex / Avios reminder If you are heading off for half-term next week – or the week after, depending on your school – remember that Travelex has relaunched as an Avios partner.  You can now earn points but only […]