British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

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Bits: 10,000 Miles & More miles with The Economist, Expedia not clear on BA ‘hand baggage only’ fares

News in brief: 10,000 Miles & More miles with an Economist subscription Lufthansa has launched its own new Economist promotion, following on from the Avios /Économist version. This one is interesting because Miles & More miles are hard to earn.  You cannot buy them any more […]

Nostalgia corner – Life at Heathrow in 1964

I spent yesterday travelling down to Austria with the family for half term, so today you are getting a bit of ‘filler’.  However, in terms of filler, this is pretty cool. If you have 9 minutes to spare today, this video is well worth a […]

£50 off a £120+ British Airways ticket if you are under 25!

Back in early January, I highlighted the first in a series of promotions organised by Heathrow Airport under the title ‘Smart Travellers’.  They are aimed – a little bizarrely – at getting more young people to use the airport. British Airways initially offered £25 off a […]

10 good reasons to visit San Jose (sponsored by British Airways, flying from 4th May)

During the first two weeks of February, British Airways is running a special ‘Visit California’ offer to promote three key routes to the area – Los Angeles, San Francisco and – launching on 4th May – San Jose. Rather than buy some advertising space on […]

BA extends ‘Part Pay With Avios’ on short-haul – will it replace normal redemptions?

British Airways introduced ‘Part-Pay With Avios‘ back in 2013.  This allowed you to pay part of the price of a cash ticket using Avios points. At the time, a lot of people felt deflated by the product.  BA had been making noises for a long time […]

Bits: why competition works (LHR-DUB), BA confirms Gatwick move date

News in brief: What has happened to Dublin fares in Club Europe? Time to dust off the list of promises that British Airways made when it was allowed to buy Aer Lingus. Club Europe to Dublin was always a good deal – not surprising, given […]

British Airways launches flights from Stansted – and it gets even more bizarre …

When I was sent a link to itv.com by a reader yesterday morning, I was more than a little surprised by what I read. British Airways had announced that it was launching flights from Stansted. This made no sense at all – until I saw […]

Understanding the rules when booking an ‘open jaw’ redemption using Avios

I occasionally gets emails from readers who have had issues getting British Airways telephone agents to book an ‘open jaw’ flight using a British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher.  I thought it was worth running over the rules on this as others will find this useful. An […]

2,000 Avios points when you join Zipcar

British Airways has a low key partnership with ‘by the hour’ Avis-owned car rental group Zipcar.  It is so low key that I didn’t know that the sign-up had been increased from 1,000 to 2,000 Avios at some point in the last few months. I […]

11 reasons to head back to San Francisco this year (sponsored by British Airways)

During the first two weeks of February, British Airways is running a special ‘Visit California’ offer to promote three key routes to the area – Los Angeles, San Francisco and – launching on 4th May – San Jose. Rather than buy some advertising space on Head […]

1,000 Avios when you sign up and take one ride with taxi app Hailo

British Airways and London taxi app Hailo have launched a generous Avios offer for anyone who has not used the service before. You will earn 1,000 Avios when you download the Hailo app (from the Apple or Google app stores) and take your first trip […]

Bits: exclusive Avios hotel redemption deals, 50% bonus miles on Virgin West Coast, BA to Tehran

News in brief: Exclusive Avios hotel redemption deals I have agreed with Avios that they will tip me off about their most aggressive hotel redemption deals.  You can book these hotels via avios.com using your points, but you can also pay in cash if necessary. […]

Bits: video of ‘The Concorde Bar’ in Singapore, IHG sale ending, new Amex cashback offers

News in brief: Check out ‘The Concorde Bar’ on YouTube Back in October, I published a brief reader review of ‘The Concorde Bar’ in the new British Airways lounge in Singapore. This is a new model which BA is rolling out.  Instead of a separate […]

British Airways launches new ‘Visit California’ campaign in run up to San Jose launch

British Airways announced a new route yesterday – to Tehran.  I will cover this later in the week, but for most people the highlights of the expanded BA route network in 2016 will be Lima, Costa Rica and, from 4th May, San Jose in California. […]

11 good reasons to go back to Los Angeles this year (preferably flying BA!)

During the first two weeks of February, British Airways is running a special ‘Visit California’ offer to promote three key routes to the area – Los Angeles, San Francisco and – launching on 4th May – San Jose. Rather than buy some advertising space on Head […]

An avios.com and Tesco competition – but no sign of a BA or Virgin bonus

(EDIT:  Virgin has now announced a bonus, full analysis tomorrow) There is, so far, no sign on any British Airways Executive Club or Virgin Flying Club transfer bonus for Tesco Clubcard collectors this quarter. To be fair, this doesn’t mean there won’t be one.  It […]