British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

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Bits: £59 Amazon Prime, 1000 Clubcard points on Fuji cameras and Lego, American scraps First to Heathrow

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Some news in brief: Amazon Prime reduced from £79 to £59 for 48 hours Some HFP readers received a targetted offer from American Express recently for £10 cashback on a £35 purchase in July.  If you have not yet redeemed that, here is an interesting […]

500 – 1,000 bonus Avios with all short-haul BA flights this Autumn

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I get the feeling that British Airways is getting worried about the impact of the Avios devaluation on its leisure business.  When you are earning just 125 Avios points each way for a European flight in economy, it is hardly an incentive to turn to […]

Best ever Heathrow Rewards sign-up deal – 2,500 Avios, Virgin, Lufthansa, Etihad or Emirates miles!

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Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up promotional bonus in association with Lufthansa. This is, by a substantial margin, the most generous sign-up deal that I have ever seen for Heathrow Rewards.  You will receive […]

UPDATE: Alitalia / SkyTeam status match now ‘officially’ on their website

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Yesterday I wrote about the status match that Alitalia appeared to be offering to British Airways Executive Club status members. When I wrote that article, it wasn’t clear if this was a ‘formal’ status match programme or if Alitalia had unofficially decided to start accepting […]

Alitalia offering a status match (SkyTeam) to British Airways Gold card holders

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Alitalia is currently offering a status match to British Airways Executive Club Gold members as well as other top-tier status holders with other airlines. Full details can be found on the Alitalia website here. This is, presumably, part of the relaunch of the airline under […]

Bits: oneworld branding, Delta Hotels now partly in Marriott Rewards, was your £780 BA HK ticket cancelled?

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News in brief: oneworld alliance launches new ‘Priority’ logo Take a look at the logo below.  You will be seeing a lot more of it: The oneworld airline alliance, which includes British Airways, will be rolling out this logo over the next 12 months.  It […]

Save up to £500 on premium class BA flights with ‘Part Pay With Avios’

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‘Part Pay With Avios’ is the scheme which allows you to reduce the cost of a British Airways cash ticket by redeeming Avios points. Launched in 2013, it has been a bit of a damp squib.  It is usually restricted to short-haul flights only and the […]

Should you start crediting BA economy flights to American Airlines AAdvantage?

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If you are still crediting your British Airways economy tickets to British Airways Executive Club, it may be time – for some people – for a rethink. The Avios changes at the end of April were pretty brutal if you fly on discounted British Airways economy […]

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

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Just six weeks after its previous World Traveller and World Traveller Plus sale ended, British Airways launched a new raft of offers yesterday, which are available for booking until July 14th. Depending on where you want to go, you can book for travel up to June […]

Bonus Avios from Shell via a very silly promotion!

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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 […]

British Airways vs Aspire – which is the best lounge in Amsterdam?


A couple of weeks ago I ran a review from reader Alison on the two new(-ish) lounges at Amsterdam Schiphol – the British Airways lounge and the Aspire lounge. I got the chance to try both myself last week.  The first thing to note is […]

Bits: Radisson, Park Inn, Park Plaza and Melia sales, triple Avios with Small Luxury Hotels

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Some news in brief: 30% off Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza Summer bookings The various Club Carlson brands are currently running a short Summer sale which ends on Friday covering their hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. They guarantee a saving of 30% […]

Bits: BA Cambridge flights on Avios, T5 Priority Pass lounge picture, new Tesco bonus point deals

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News in brief for a Tuesday morning: Cambridge to Gothenburg on British Airways now redeemable In February I wrote about the launch of the first British Airways service from Cambridge Airport!  In a deal underwritten by drugs giant Astra Zeneca, the Scandinavian based BA franchise airline […]

Bits: BA using Titan planes at Gatwick, Hyde Park festivals via Starwood, Iberia sale, Millennium Hotels sale

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News in brief: British Airways subcontracting at Gatwick British Airways has ‘wet leased’ an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 757 to work at Gatwick during July.  These will come from Titan Airways and, as it is a ‘wet lease’, Titan will be providing the flight […]

2,000 bonus Avios on Marriott weekend stays across Europe

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Marriott Rewards has launched a new promotion offering 2,000 bonus Avios (or other airline miles) at 250 hotels across Europe this Summer. There are 250 hotels taking part which are featured on this webpage.   The new JW Marriott in Venice, pictured below, is included. You […]

Reminder: British Airways First, Club World and Club Europe sale ends tonight

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A quick reminder that the current British Airways premium sale, covering First Class, Club World and Club Europe, ends at midnight tonight, Tuesday. On many routes you can book until 10th May 2016 for Gatwick and 10th April 2016 for Heathrow so you could potentially secure your […]