British Airways and BA Executive Club

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Business Class to Las Vegas on BA, Virgin or American for £1,150 this Summer

Via Flyertalk comes this very interesting fare from Dublin – and possibly other places in Ireland – to Las Vegas this Summer. £1,150 return, give or take, will get you from Dublin to Las Vegas in Business Class. There are a few routing options available. […]

PhD Avios: Which is the best way to collect Avios when buying petrol?

If anyone ever tells you that they know a lot about Avios, ask them how you should maximise your Avios earning when buying petrol. It is such a painfully complex calculation that most people will collapse in a gibbering heap before getting to the answer. […]

100 free Heathrow Rewards points (=100 Avios) for downloading their app

Heathrow Airport has launched its very own Heathrow Airport Guide app aimed at helping you find your way to and around the airport and to maximise your use of its facilities. It is available for iPhone, Android and Windows smartphones. This might not sound hugely exciting […]

Earn up to 50,000 miles with two transatlantic BA or AA flights this Summer

There are a very confusing number of promotions currently available for anyone planning on flying across the Atlantic on a oneworld airline, including British Airways. The crux of the problem is this – some airlines do not want to throw miles at flyers who would […]

Bits: The Economist on ‘class war in the [BA] airport lounge’, 22 months 0% balance transfer on Post Office credit card

News in brief: The Economist’s 1843 on ‘Class War In The Airport Lounge’ Intelligent Life, the quarterly lifestyle glossy from The Economist, was recently relaunched with a new title 1843. The new edition features, on its back page, an article by Adrian Wooldridge.  It outlines […]

Win 1 million Avios if you convert Tesco vouchers into avios.com this quarter

If you convert your Tesco Clubcard points into Avios, you are probably doing it via British Airways Executive Club. As I wrote 10 days, British Airways is running a competition this quarter: For every £5 in Tesco Clubcard vouchers you exchange for Avios by midnight 31 May 2016, you’ll […]

BA launches a quadruple Avios deal with Hilton – and why you SHOULDN’T sign up

Last week I wrote about the ‘quadruple Avios’ promotion which Iberia has launched in association with Hilton. British Airways has now launched its own version of the offer as you can see here. The terms of the deal are identical: earn double Avios on your […]

Bits: Alex Cruz interview, Aer Lingus ‘to rejoin oneworld’, Oman Air to Manchester

News in brief: Interview with Alex Cruz, new CEO of British Airways Business Traveller has a partial transcript of an interview Alex Cruz, the new BA CEO, gave this week. It is worth a read, covering subjects such as free food on short haul, competition […]

Bits: BA changes stance on Qatar ‘R’ class, bonus miles and tier points with Virgin

News in brief: British Airways now clear that Qatar ‘R’ class earning is based on travel date Back in March, Qatar Airways introduced a new selling class for discounted business class tickets – ‘R’.  When they launched their exceptionally good business class sale in April, […]

British Airways adds new Cape Town services – plus Krakow, Reykjavik

If you had ever wanted to use your Avios points to visit Cape Town, Christmas came early back in March when British Airways launched its new route from Gatwick. Two Club World seats were available on every flight on launch day, and many HFP readers […]

EXCLUSIVE: 40,000 Avios or miles bonus with new HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard

HSBC, as I have mentioned a couple of times on Head for Points in the past, has been planning to bring its World Elite MasterCard product to the UK for some time.  Recent changes to the terms and conditions of HSBC Premier made this clear. […]

British Airways launches new route to Chile – good Avios availability

British Airways announced yesterday that it is starting flights to Santiago de Chile on 3rd January. This will be the longest British Airways flight on the network.  It clocks in at 14 hours and 40 minutes, 50 minutes longer than the current longest flight to Buenos […]

LAST DAY for the 3 BA sales – BA Holidays, ‘Part Pay With Avios’ and Club/First

The three special sales that British Airways has been running side by side over the last couple of weeks are all ending tonight.  It has been a bit confusing with so much going on, but it is worth ploughing through it because there are some […]

BA reported to be ending free food in Euro Traveller – good news or bad?

There are, I suppose, some people out there who consider a mini bag of crisps (average content – 4ish) to fulfil the dictionary definition of a ‘snack’. For the rest of us, the ‘free food and drink’ offered by British Airways in Euro Traveller has […]

Double Avios on British Airways flights to Berlin and Hamburg

If you need to head over to Germany on business over the next few weeks, you may want to switch from Heathrow to the British Airways services from London City. You will earn double Avios on BA services from London City to Berlin or Hamburg. […]

Is BA changing Reward Flight Saver? Might be, might not be ….

A reader dropped me a line last night regarding Reward Flight Saver.  Her question was: “Has the text describing RFS on ba.com changed?” It currently says this on the booking page (click to expand): and, if you click through for more details: Now, this could […]

BA rejigs Middle East schedules – outstanding Avios availability on new flights

British Airways has announced a shake-up of its services to the Middle East.  This is either crazy or ambitious, depending on how you see it, as they are throwing in more resources whilst competing with the (frankly superior) offerings of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar. The […]

Bits: the dead are unhappy IAG bought Aer Lingus, Airportr JV with Gatwick Express, Apple News

News in brief: The dead are unhappy that IAG bought Aer Lingus There were many objections when IAG, the parent of British Airways, acquired Aer Lingus last year but one group who failed to speak up were the dead. This was unfortunate, because they now reportedly find themselves […]

No plans for Christmas or New Year? Club World from £1,149 INCLUDING your hotel!

British Airways Holidays is currently running a week-long Club World Thanksgiving and Christmas sale. Click here to take a look at some of the excellent deals available with Club World flights. Some of the headline prices I have been sent are VERY good indeed.  These are […]