British Airways and BA Executive Club

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LAST CHANCES: 100% bonus buying IHG Rewards Club points and BA ‘Black Friday’ £495 Club World deals

Two good offers close today – you should have a think about whether you should miss out or not. IHG Rewards Club ‘buy points’ bonus Today is the last chance to buy IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – points with […]

Club World from £495 + 30,000 Avios – exceptional British Airways Black Friday deals

My attempts to make Black Friday go away by putting my fingers in my ears and going ‘nah nah nah nah’ (a trick I picked up from my 4-year old) have failed as the articles today show.  The good news is that British Airways is […]

Did you win 100,000 Avios in our competition (I haven’t told the winner yet!)?

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition last week, sponsored by hotel booking site, to win 100,000 Avios points.  There was a fantastic response. I picked a winner yesterday and the name has been verified with  I haven’t told this person yet, […]

Bits: Gate 365 / Avios e-store shopping deal, Virgin / Moneycorp promotion

Today is a big ‘news in brief’ day as quite a bit piled up last week! Gate 365 / Avios e-store shopping bonuses If you are starting your Christmas shopping, the British Airways Executive Club ‘Gate 365’ shopping portal has some special deals if you […]

LAST DAY! Win 100,000 Avios with Head for Points and hotel booking site!

Midnight tonight, Friday, is the closing date for the fantastic competition we have been running all week. We are giving away 100,000 Avios points in association with British Airways Executive Club hotel booking partner There is only one prize. There will only be one […]

Bits: New BA Greece routes, 25% Etihad transfer bonus, Nectar double up

News in brief: British Airways announces two new Greek destinations British Airways will be operating two new routes to Greece next Summer. From 30th April, it will fly to Kalamata twice per week (from Heathrow T5) and Chania (from Heathrow T3). Frequencies to Corfu and […]

3 hours, 5 lounges (part 3): Review of British Airways Galleries Club, Heathrow Terminal 3

This is my review of the British Airways Galleries Club lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3. I flew to Helsinki last week to test drive the new Airbus A350.  As Finnair fly from Heathrow Terminal 3, I had five lounge options: No 1 Traveller (via Priority Pass) […]

Win 100,000 Avios points with Head for Points and hotel booking site!

Yes, you read that correctly.  We did it in January and it was hugely popular, so we decided to do it again!  This week on Head for Points we are giving away 100,000 Avios points in association with British Airways Executive Club hotel booking partner […]

How to earn quadruple Avios AND triple points with the current Hilton promotions!

There are two interesting Hilton HHonors promotions running until December, both of which I have covered on Head for Points before: For points collectors, on the ‘points and points’ option, you have ‘Triple Your Trip‘ which I covered here.  You receive double base points on […]

Best ever Heathrow Rewards sign-up deal – 3,000 Avios, Virgin, Lufthansa, Etihad or Emirates miles!

Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up promotional bonus in association with British Airways. This is the most generous sign-up deal that I have seen for Heathrow Rewards.  I think the previous best offer was […]

Bits: Tesco 20% bonus emails arrive, bonus on Flying Blue miles purchases, Marriott / Hertz bonus

News in brief: Emails arrive for the Tesco / BA 20% conversion bonus The mythical emails regarding the new 20% conversion bonus of Tesco Clubcard points to British Airways Executive Club finally arrived yesterday.  Details of this promo can be found in my original article […]

First review of the new British Airways 787-9 Dreamliner

It is now three weeks since the first British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner started commercial service between Heathrow and Delhi. This is the longer version of the 787-8 and, unlike the smaller aircraft, features First Class.  BA has also ordered the forthcoming 787-10 series which […]

Interesting news from the British Airways / IAG Capital Markets Day in the City

Yesterday was the annual International Airlines Group Capital Markets Day, where IAG gives a public presentation for its bondholders on the performance of BA, Iberia, Vueling and now Aer Lingus. The slides are made available to all.  You can download the entire 117 pages as a PDF […]

Bits: All Aer Lingus UK flights now BA codeshares (earn Avios), Qatar’s business class sale ends today

News in brief: All Aer Lingus UK flights to become BA codeshares From 11th November, all Aer Lingus UK routes will become British Airways codeshare services. BA was already codesharing on most Aer Lingus services from Heathrow and Gatwick.  This new arrangement will add the […]

How BA’s new Inverness route can save you £118 APD per long-haul redemption!

British Airways announced a new route to Inverness yesterday.  From 3rd May, BA will operate one flight a day from Heathrow to Inverness. It will depart Heathrow at 9.55am, arriving at 11.30.  The return will depart at 12.10, arriving at Heathrow at 13.40. You may […]

Earning Avios and BA tier points when flying Emirates – proof it works

Back in February, I wrote about one of those ‘things you didn’t know you didn’t know’ – that it is possible to earn British Airways Avios points and tier points when flying with Emirates! If you live in the UK regions, Emirates is a decent choice for […]