Read Ian’s tier-point run diary …. 1390 BA tier points for Brussels to Hawaii!


A couple of months ago I posted a link to Will’s online diary of his slightly crazy tier point run to reach British Airways Gold Guest List status in the quickest time possible. It was a popular post, so I am pleased to also recommend this mini-blog […]

Use your British Airways Gold or Silver card at Aer Lingus lounge in T2

Aer Lingus

Over the next couple of days I will be writing some pieces on the new Heathrow Terminal 2.  I finally had the chance to try it out last week. My timing was rubbish.  I was flying to Dublin on Aer Lingus.  Aer Lingus moved to Terminal […]

British Airways extends ‘hand baggage only’ fares to all short-haul fare classes


The ‘hand baggage only’ experiment is clearly working.  This was initially trialled at Gatwick, offering a £10 discount each-way on non-flexible economy tickets to a handful of destinations. Over the course of the last year British Airways has gradually been extending its coverage.  From July […]

New British Airways Executive Club Bronze card design

BA Bronze card

When British Airways launched the Bronze tier a couple of years ago, this was the Executive Club card that members received: However, on this image has now appeared (scroll down to the bottom of the page): It does look a bit more interesting than […]

New York Stories #2 – Comparing Lufthansa short-haul to BA’s new tighter leg-room


As I wrote yesterday in my initial article in this series, I am not planning to write a traditional series of trip reports from my travels in recent days.  I am going to focus on a few particular themes which I found interesting and topical. […]

Last chance for 25% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios

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This is your final reminder that July 13th is the last day to instigate a transfer of hotel loyalty points to British Airways Executive Club in order to receive a 25% Avios bonus. The promotion is not mentioned on The link in the BA […]

Travelling on British Airways long haul with infants – the HFP guide!

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Today I am running a guest post from Head for Points reader Sam on travelling with infants on British Airways.  Whilst I also have two young kids, Sam has more than me – including twins! - and is more up to speed with current practice.  He […]

Exclusive BA Gold benefits at Langham hotels – including free status

Langham London

One of the lesser-known benefits of British Airways Executive Club Gold status is that you receive nearly-top-tier status with the Langham hotel chain. In this post I will explain more about how the deal works and where you can use it.  Tomorrow I will run […]

Last chance: 1000 Avios for joining Heathrow Rewards and spending £25

Heathrow Rewards

A quick reminder that the current Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus, in conjunction with British Airways, ends on the 14th. You will receive 1,000 Heathrow Rewards points – convertible into 1,000 Avios, Virgin, Lufthansa or Etihad miles – if you sign up and spend £25 at […]

New Avios flight finder tool – pick a date, see what cities are available

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American Airlines recently launched a new interactive map to help people find reward seats. It is pretty effective and it would be good to see British Airways launch something similar.  Until they do, though, you will find that the AA version still does the job […]

Last chance: BA World Traveller and World Traveller Plus sale ends on Tuesday


This post is a reminder that the current British Airways World Traveller and World Traveller Plus sale is coming to an end.  Tickets must be booked by Tuesday. Remember that travel can be booked into early 2015. There is nothing available for North America except for […]

Can’t use the Avios Flight Finder app? HFP reader Tim creates a web version!

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I posted last week about the new Avios Flight Finder app.  This is an iPhone / iPad app which can show you, impressively quickly, reward flight availability on British Airways flights. This app is not available for Android, nor is it available to non-UK iOS […]

’50% off’ Avios redemption sale now on – city list revealed


As I revealed exclusively on Head for Points last week, British Airways and launched their ’50% off’ Avios redemptions sale yesterday. This will only apply to World Traveller flights (long-haul economy). It will only apply to tickets which start in the UK. Full taxes […]