How to earn Avios points when your child flies

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As most people know, children cannot join British Airways Executive Club in their own right. There is, however, no need to miss out on any Avios points when your children are flying on a cash ticket. They can become a member of a Household Account […]

You can still get £15 of free stuff from Starbucks in Heathrow T5C


When we flew out to Dubai last Wednesday we departed from Terminal 5C, the newest satellite terminal. If you flight leaves from 5C, as I have mentioned before, you can claim one of the odder British Airways frequent flyer benefits. BA status card holders and Club World […]

BA Club World to North America from Dublin for £945!

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British Airways is currently having another ‘luxury sale’ as you can see from the ad on the home page of If you are looking for amazing fares, though, the place to look is Dublin. BA is currently offering fares from Dublin via London and […]

Bits and pieces for Saturday (BA, Facebook, Etihad, Qatar, KLM)

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We are away for a few days, so here are a few headlines without the usual analysis so you don’t miss out on the latest deals: British Airways is restarting flights to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt from 14 September 2015 (nothing like planning ahead!).  There […]

Now save up to £300 on BA flight with ‘Part Pay With Avios’

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Back in October 2013, British Airways introduced ‘Part Pay With Avios’.  This was a new scheme which allowed you to reduce the cost of a cash ticket by redeeming Avios points. This had been rumoured for some time.  When it finally launched, it was a […]

Up to 7,000 bonus Avios with BA’s weak new flying promotion

7000 bonus Avios

British Airways has launched a new bonus Avios promotion to drive traffic on a few specific routes.  This can earn you up to 7,000 points between now and early December. Unfortunately it is not incredibly generous.  As you will see from the fare code letters in the […]

Aggressive BA business class fares from Finland to the US

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HFP reader Ziggy, who runs Vacation Smarter, alerted me via his blog to some aggressive business class fares that British Airways is offering from Helsinki to the West Coast of the US for Summer 2015. If you are looking to maximise your British Airways tier points, […]

25% bonus for moving HSBC Premier credit card points to Avios (and how to get one)

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For the 2nd year running, HSBC has launched an October transfer bonus to Avios (via British Airways Executive Club) for holders of the HSBC Premier credit card. Until 31st December, you will receive a 25% bonus when you transfer your points.  This means that you will have […]

£25 Amex cashback with London Restaurant Festival – and how to exploit it

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The London Restaurant Festival is back, running from October 8th to October 27th. American Express is again sponsoring the festival, and is offering £25 cashback on your statement when you make 2 x £25 purchases as participating restaurants. You need to register your card in advance […]

Ever heard of Jin Jiang J-Club? They are a new Avios partner.

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I have been travelling for 25 years.  I have been seriously interested in the world of miles and points for at least 15.  And yet, somehow, I have never come across Jin Jiang J-Club before. All that is about to change, because British Airways Executive Club […]

More British Airways route launches for Summer 2015


Last week I summarised the new route launches that British Airways is planning from Gatwick for Summer 2015. A couple of days ago, BA announced a number of new leisure routes from Heathrow. The new services are: Corfu (CFU) – 4 flights per week Kos […]

Review: British Airways A380 First Class, with photos

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Yesterday I ran ahead of myself by showcasing the tasting menu that I had on the British Airways A380 recently in First Class flying out to Los Angeles.  Today I will show you how the cabin looks. All British Airways A380 flights leave from concourse […]

The British Airways A380 First Class tasting menu – in pictures!

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I promised to share a few photos from my flight to Los Angeles recently in First Class. It was the first time that I had flown a BA A380 although I have tried the Emirates and Singapore versions. Tomorrow I will look at the seat […]