Good hotels deals in Canada, US and elsewhere with BA / Fairmont promotion

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British Airways has launched a promotion in association with Canadian hotel group Fairmont.  It is offering a discount of up to 25% or a free night, depending on where and for how long you stay. Fairmont is probably best known for its two iconic hotels in […]

Airline miles alternative for IHG’s ‘Set Your Sights’ promotion launched

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(EDIT:  Code added which is 10123) The current IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc) promotion is called ‘Set Your Sights’.  I wrote a full explanation here. It runs until 30th April and is pretty generous for most people.  The problem is that it requires a […]

British Airways to move to Gatwick South Terminal in November 2016

Gatwick South

British Airways announced yesterday that it will be moving its operation at London Gatwick to the South Terminal in November 2016. This move has been on the cards for some time.  It has been driven by easyJet – the biggest airline at Gatwick – which […]

British Airways quietly devalues Gold Guest List partner cards

BA Gold

(EDIT: exact dates added for clarity) Back in December I outlined the benefits that Gold Guest List members get from British Airways.  This is the exclusive club for anyone who earns over 3,000 tier points per year.  You can read more about Gold Guest List […]

New Avios / Hilton promotion – earn up to 3,500 bonus Avios for 1-2 stays

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British Airways and Hilton HHonors have launched a new promotion that will run from now until April 15th. Ironically, we don’t yet know what the official Hilton HHonors promotion will be once the current ‘double points’ offer finishes on January 31st.  Remember that there will probably […]

Avios sale – 50% off economy flights to certain long-haul destinations

Barbados Avios

British Airways has launched a January Avios redemption sale.  It is rather modest in scope – certainly nothing like what we saw last January – but it may work for you. The following long-haul routes from London Gatwick are discounted by 50% in economy only: […]

BA scraps fuel surcharges on short-haul flights – change your Avios redemption strategy

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Just after Christmas, British Airways scrapped fuel surcharges on its short-haul flights.  They didn’t tell anyone and no-one noticed.  Even on Flyertalk, just about no-one noticed.  Including me.  I will explain why in a minute and also explain why this IS actually a big deal. The […]

How to claim your APD refund from British Airways for a child aged 2-12

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In the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor made the surprise announcement that Air Passenger Duty would be scrapped for children aged 2-12 years old from 1 May 2015.  This only applies to economy tickets. My original article on the removal of APD, together with details of the current […]

Additional £100 off British Airways Holidays in the BA sale – TODAY only

BA Holidays

For just three days, of which today – Thursday 8th – is the last day, British Airways has knocked an additional £50 or £100 off British Airways Holidays prices in the BA January sale. £50 extra discount on Flight & Hotel holidays to any destination […]

Win 100,000 Avios points with Head for Points and hotel booking site Kaligo!


Yes, you read that correctly. This week on Head for Points we are giving away 100,000 Avios points in association with the new British Airways Executive Club hotel booking partner Kaligo. There is only one prize. There will only be one winner. It could be […]

Can you send £100 – not £50 – per year from TopCashback to Tesco to Avios or Virgin?


TopCashback, like Quidco, is a site which allows you to earn a small amount of cashback on your day to day shopping by clicking through to participating merchants. You can join TopCashback via my refer-a-friend link here.  You do not receive anything extra, unfortunately, but […]

Would you like to win 100,000 Avios points? Thought so. Wait until Monday …


If you were planning on heading into a remote jungle on Monday, miles from an internet connection, I seriously recommend that you change your plans. Because, at 7am on Monday, I am starting the New Year with a bang with a very special Head for Points competition!  […]

Which 37 airlines can I use my Avios points on?


I occasionally get asked for a full list of Avios airlines, or whether there is somewhere online that has a full list of Avios redemption partners. The bottom line is that there isn’t one, because each of the three main Avios programmes has their own […]