Update on ‘what happens to your Avios points when you die?’

Embraer British Airways

On Thursday I ran an article on how British Airways treats your Avios points when you die.  This was prompted by a reader who had found his fathers account closed when he reported his death.  The comments section brought up similar cases. It was not […]

What happens to your Avios points when you die?

BA To Fly To Serve

Yes, a cheery subject for a Wednesday morning.  However, I recently received an email from a reader whose father had passed away. Both father and son had been in the same British Airways Household Account and the son had assumed that his late fathers Avios points […]

British Airways pre-ordering of meals starts today for flights from 1 December

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Back in August I reported on the rumours that British Airways was about to start allowing the pre-ordering of food in Club World and First.  This has now become a reality with the service set to launch on December 1st.  World Traveller Plus is also […]

British Airways timetable for leaving Terminal 1 published (and some T5 to T3 moves)

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With the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow now fully operational – albeit, unknown to most people, still using the old Terminal 1 baggage system so far – British Airways has published the timetable for its full move out of Terminal 1. Over the course of […]

British Airways launches new Krakow route from Heathrow

Krakow

British Airways has announced a new route to Krakow in Poland, with flights commencing on May 1st. Krakow is a lovely city – if you haven’t managed to get there yet then you should put it on your list.   The entire Old Town is a […]

Not had your free Shangri-La meal yet? Avios conversion now an option

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A lot of Head for Points readers earned 1,000 – 1,200 Shangri-La Golden Circle points in a promotion they ran last October.  The reason this offer was so popular is that 1,000 points could be turned into a $100 Shangri-La food and drink voucher and, […]

British Airways launches an Avios sale – £1 taxes and 50% discounts (full analysis)

British Airways To Fly To Serve

I dropped in an additional post yesterday to publicise the ‘flash’ sale that British Airways had launched with no notice and no fanfare.  I have now had some time to write a longer article with a little more detail. It is a repeat of two […]

NEWSFLASH: BA launches ‘flash’ £1 taxes and 50% fewer Avios sale!

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British Airways gave me a bit of a surprise this morning by launching a ‘flash’ redemption sale via an announcement on the ‘offers’ page of ba.com. This is a very quick post as I am due at an event at World Travel Market in 5 […]

Do you know the expiry rules for your airline miles?

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There is nothing more frustrating than finding that your miles have expired when you finally come to use them or add to them. This is most likely to happen with secondary programmes where you once dropped a few miles from a one-off promotion and then […]

New British Airways route changes – Bilbao in, Rotterdam out

British Airways Bilbao

British Airways has announced a new service to Bilbao in Spain from 29th March. Operating from Heathrow Terminal 5, there will be two flights per day.  The flight times are excellent for a short break with outbound services at 09.20 and 16.05 and return flights […]

How to get a ‘free’ domestic Avios redemption with an overseas reward

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One of the interesting quirks of the Avios reward scheme is the way in which you can use it to generate free domestic redemption flights.  When I say free, I mean totally free – no Avios and no taxes required! This is a side effect […]

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

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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. British Airways status card holders and Club […]