British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

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British Airways announces new cuts to in-flight service

In what is becoming a regular monthly announcement, British Airways has announced a new raft of service changes.  Most of these will, I believe, kick in from 1st July although some may take a little longer to materialise.  All cabins are impacted, even First Class. […]

Bits: 50% bonus Virgin miles with Kaligo, see Sunny Afternoon and earn Avios, BA cancellation fees

News in brief: 50% bonus Virgin miles when you book hotels via Kaligo.com Online hotel booking site Kaligo.com, which gives airline miles on every booking, is offering 50% bonus Virgin miles on every booking made by 30th June – see here.  Your stay must be […]

Bits: Qatar selling UK-Dubai for £975 in Business, new BA Innsbruck flight launched

News in brief: Qatar Airways launches Dubai in business class for £975 Qatar Airways has launched an exceptionally good fare to Dubai – just £975 return.  I have NEVER seen flights to the Middle East so cheap in business class from a UK starting point. […]

Good food, good leg room – what I found flying BA from London City last week

For the first time in quite a long time we flew out of London City Airport last Friday. Before I continue, I should say that only a fool should try to fly out of City at peak hours on a Friday night.  Trying to do […]

HSBC Premier offering you £200 to switch – and get the best Avios non-Amex credit card!

I have covered the new HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard in some detail recently.  It is a VERY attractive MasterCard product if you want to earn Avios. There is a £195 annual fee but you will receive 40,000 Avios points for spending £12,000 in the […]

Is a 35% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The ba.com page for the offer can be found here. This year, the bonus is the biggest ever.  It is […]

180 free Avios for giving Tesco your insurance details – if you got it before, you can get it again

Tesco Bank runs regular promotions offering bonus Clubcard points if you are prepared to hand over your insurance renewal dates. It turns out that I haven’t mentioned this deal for 6 months so, as it is a very easy source of free miles, I thought I would […]

How to collect Avios with Shell Drivers Club – and get double or triple Avios this Summer

Shell Drivers Club is the loyalty scheme for Shell garages in the UK. Joining is simple – pick up a card at a Shell station when filling up and register it online. You earn 50 Avios just for registering your card so it is worth […]

How to transfer Iberia Avios points to British Airways Avios points

I have covered a few Iberia Plus promotions on Head for Points recently.  This has led to a few emails asking exactly how you can transfer Avios points from Iberia Plus to British Airways Executive Club. This article will act as a reference post and I […]

BA Sale Part 1: ‘Part Pay With Avios’ at 1p is back! Club Europe from £52 return

British Airways launched a new sale yesterday.   Full details can be found on this page of ba.com.  This is the page for Club World flight and holiday deals but you can navigate to the other sale pages from there. You need to book by […]

BA Sale Part 2: Good First and Club World flight and BA Holidays deals from £1,200

British Airways Holidays has launched a new round of First Class and Club World flight and holiday bargains. Click here to take a look at some of the deals available with Club World flights. Some of the headline prices look good.  These are the ‘lead in’ flight and […]

How to earn Avios points when your child flies

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 […]

Bits: Iberia running BA Madrid flights this Summer, free entertainment downloads in T5

News in brief: Iberia taking over some British Airways Madrid services this Summer In order to free up aircraft for other routes, British Airways has announced that Iberia will operate two of the BA Madrid flights between 15th July and 4th September. These will be […]

Bits: 10% Diamond Club discount on BA flights ends, Heathrow deals with minicab misbehaviour

News in brief: 10% Diamond Club discount for British Airways flights ends If you have one of the old bmi Diamond Club credit cards, you probably remember receiving a letter in March 2015 telling you about changes to the earning rates. There was also a […]

Flight deals: Qatar to Tokyo for £795, British Airways Club and First deals ex-Europe

Here are a couple of interesting flight deals if you are spending your weekend wondering what to do over the Summer. More Qatar Airways bargains from Pisa Qatar Airways is pushing its Pisa route again with some further very heavy discounting to Asia. You see […]

1,500 Avios when you book your next British Airways flight … on iberia.com

If you have an Iberia Plus Avios account – which hopefully you do, as they come in handy for various promotions now and then – you may have received an interesting email from Iberia this week. It offered 1,500 bonus Avios if you book a […]

BA stops ‘two ticket’ bag transfers and disruption protection – even to other BA flights!

Back in mid May, a HFP reader sent me some gossip which I found a little hard to believe and which I couldn’t verify.  oneworld alliance airlines would no longer be required to check baggage through to other oneworld airlines from 1st June when travelling […]

Does HFP have an ‘anti-BA’ bias?!

I received a private message via Flyertalk yesterday from a British Airways employee who said, to paraphrase, that he was fed up with the anti-BA bias that he felt runs through the site. (In my experience most BA employees are not hugely enamoured by everything […]