British Airways and BA Executive Club

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British Airways launches new First, Club World and Club Europe sale

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British Airways has launched a new Luxury World Sale focussing on Club Europe, Club World and First. On many routes you can book until 10th May 2016 for Gatwick and 10th April 2016 for Heathrow so you could potentially secure your Summer, October half term, Christmas and Easter 2016 […]

LAST DAY TODAY – the British Airways World Traveller and World Traveller Plus sale

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A quick reminder that TODAY (Tuesday) is the last day to book your seats in the current British Airways economy and premium economy sale. Depending on where you want to go, you can book for travel up to February 2016. The special home page for the sale […]

Double PartnerPlusBenefit points on Swiss to Geneva as BA triples services from City

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PartnerPlusBenefit, previously Star Alliance Company Plus, is the Star Alliance equivalent of the British Airways On Business scheme, aimed at companies in the UK and Ireland. What makes PartnerPlusBenefit more powerful than BA’s On Business is that flights from 11 airlines earn points. The participating […]

Bits: North America KLM deals, BA £932 Club World to New York, South West Trains deal

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Here is some news in brief that accumulated whilst I was running around Stockholm (SAS), Toulouse (Airbus) and Heathrow this week – which accounts for the slightly disjointed flow of articles recently!  There are some very interesting stories from that trip to come next week, but for now: […]

Redeem Avios to Asia via China and benefit from a 72 hour ‘no visa’ stopover and better availability

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I have been to China a few times but always found the visa situation messy.  The quickest way used to be to fly first to Hong Kong and then apply locally, where one could be rustled up quickly and cheaply. Back in January 2013, all […]

The new ‘Tesco to Avios’ conversion incentive is ….

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It is Tesco Clubcard voucher time again.  Your vouchers for any Clubcard points earned in the last quarter should start to arrive soon.  People with auto-convert may find that they are already there. Virgin Atlantic, as I wrote last week, is offering a 20% bonus […]

Up to 115,000 bonus Avios or American Airlines miles for transatlantic travel

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If your business travel takes you across the Atlantic on a regular basis, you are well placed to do very, very nicely indeed from a new promotion. British Airways and American Airlines have both launched variants of the same deal.  Iberia may well follow with […]

Bits: BA launches Reykjavik and Salzburg, Singapore Airlines Asia economy sale, You and Yours

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Some news in brief: New British Airways Winter routes launched British Airways has announced two new routes from Heathrow for the Winter season. First is Reykjavik in Iceland, a city which has come and gone from the BA route map on various occasions.  This service […]

5 DAY HFP EXCLUSIVE: 1000-7000 extra Avios on ANY Kaligo.com hotel booking

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Today I am launching another special promotion with hotel booking site Kaligo.com which is EXCLUSIVE to Head for Points readers! Regular readers will know that we did something similar in March which went down well, so Kaligo.com was happy to run another special deal. I […]

Is it worth buying hotel points to transfer to Avios or Etihad for the 25% bonus?

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Until 13th July, British Airways is offering a 25% bonus (10% with Starwood) if you transfer hotel points from seven major loyalty schemes into Avios. Etihad Guest is offering a similar deal until 6th June. Since most of the hotel programmes allow you to buy points […]

Buying points: 25% Avios bonus, 20% Virgin bonus, 40% Hyatt bonus, 35% American Airlines discount

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There are a number of bonus offers available at the moment for buying points.  In general, this is never a great idea unless you only need a small number to top off your account or you need the miles at short notice.  Over the longer […]

NEW – convert Emirates miles INTO Heathrow Rewards (or vice versa!)

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Here is an odd one I didn’t see coming – but which could be very handy for a lot of Head for Points readers. The first bit of news is not hugely surprising. Emirates Skywards has joined Heathrow Rewards as a transfer partner – see […]

Alaska scraps its 100% earnings for BA flights overnight – when will American follow?

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On the face of it, the fact that Alaska Airways has cut the credit it gives for BA flights does not seem important. Few people even know that Alaska (which is not a oneworld member) is a BA partner although I did an overview of […]

New British Airways sale launched in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus

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British Airways rolled out its Bank Holiday Sale yesterday, which is actually available for booking until May 19th. Depending on where you want to go, you can book for travel up to February 2016. The special home page for the sale is here. The sale ONLY […]

One interesting quirk with the new Avios scheme we never expected

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My main article today summarises all of the Avios changes that took place yesterday. Everything is as we expected.  Except one thing. As you will know if you followed my articles on the changes, Iberia is introducing its own reward pricing chart with its own […]

Your one page summary of the Avios changes

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One of the few upsides from the Avios devaluation, which went live yesterday, is that British Airways seems to have managed to get their IT right first time. This article is a summary of what has changed, with no commentary.  I will be re-running all 17 […]