New BAEC benefit – transfer Avios for FREE (with catches!)


British Airways Executive Club has introduced a new benefit – some members will be able to transfer Avios to other people for free.   (You have been able to transfer Avios to other people by paying a ludicrous fee for a number of years, but […]

Should a BA Gold book ‘Priority Rewards’ for double Avios to avoid new fees?

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The decision by British Airways to increase its change and cancellation fees by 40% last week (up from £25 to £35 per person) did not go down well. (It would have gone down worse, except that BA has not bothered to tell people about it.  The […]

£50 off BA Club Europe holiday bookings, book by Monday

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A quick heads up that British Airways is running a special promotion on short-breaks in Europe at the moment. When you book a Club Europe break, which means booking both the flight and hotel via British Airways, you can save up to £50. Full details […]

New British Airways services to Grenoble and Friedrichshafen this Winter


British Airways has announced two new ‘Winter-only’ ski routes for 2014/5, to Grenoble (photo below) and Friedrichshafen.  Both flights will operate from Gatwick. They will only operate for a short season, from December 20th to April 19th 2015.  More importantly, the flights will only operate twice […]

BA increases change fees 40% to £35 … and Gold members must pay

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British Airways has, from yesterday, increased the change, cancellation and amendment fees on Avios bookings by a whopping 40%. It will cost £35 per person to make changes to a booking, up from the current £25. More importantly, Gold card holders must now pay.  They […]

BA extends ‘Part-Pay With Avios’ – gets a bit more interesting

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Last October, British Airways introduced ‘Part-Pay With Avios‘.  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 about […]

‘My Flightpath’ – a cool new tool on ba.com

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British Airways launched a new tool on ba.com yesterday – ‘My Flightpath’. You can access it here (log-in required). When BA launched Lifetime Tier Points last year, they were forced into assembling lots of data on your British Airways trip history.  Someone clearly thought that […]

Four day British Airways flash sale NOW ON – in all classes


British Airways has launched a four day flash sale.  It started yesterday, and will run until midnight on Tuesday. In theory, the sale is only for World Traveller and World Traveller Plus.  However, a lot of routes are also reduced in Club World as well. […]

Excellent article on redeeming miles for travel with lap infants or babies

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Two weeks ago, reader Lillian emailed me to ask if I would consider doing a post on different airline policies for booking lap infants.  I agreed it was a great idea – especially as my youngest is still only 2 years old – but I […]

British Airways adds First Class to its upcoming Boeing 787 orders

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When the first batch of Boeing 787-8′s entered service with British Airways late last year, they were designed as three-class aircraft.  There is no First Class cabin at all. There was some discussion at the time about whether this was the beginning of the end of […]

20% off selected British Airways flights with Shell

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British Airways has launched another discount code in association with one of its partners.  This time, it is with Shell Drivers Club.  However, anyone can take part. You can save 20% on World Traveller and World Traveller Plus tickets to a selected range of destinations, […]

Double Avios (1000 per stay) with Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the marketing group behind a number of leading global boutique hotels, is offering a decent deal for stays until the end of February 2015. As long as you book by April 13th, you will receive 1,000 Avios points for […]

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

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I had an email this week from a reader who had faced problems 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 as others will find […]