British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

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More on the new BA First Class ‘Concorde Bar’ in Singapore, including photos

Back in August I wrote about ‘The Concorde Bar’.  This is the new British Airways First Class lounge concept which is being rolled out across the network. It isn’t actually a First Class lounge.  It is a separate room with ticketed First Class passengers only […]

Bits: 25% off BA from Gatwick (from £31!), new Hilton in Cambridge, double Kabbee points and £5 credit

News in brief: British Airways offers from Gatwick British Airways is running a series of offers from Gatwick Airport over the next few weeks.  The first one is ‘25% off Winter Sun destinations’ and runs until midnight on Wednesday. There are a range of discounts on […]

Quadruple Avios when you credit your Accor stays to BAEC

Le Club Accorhotels, the loyalty scheme for Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, Ibis, M Gallery, Pullman etc, has launched a new promotion in association with British Airways Executive Club. Accor is offering QUADRUPLE Avios points on stays until the end of December, for bookings made between 1st October and 31st […]

BA version of the ‘125,000 bonus Avios’ promotion found – but only for non-UK EU residents

I wrote an article yesterday about the American Airlines offer which gives you a bonus  of 2,000 to 25,000 AA miles for up to five transatlantic return flights you credit to AA by 31st January.  This is open to UK residents. (If you read that […]

Earn 125,000 bonus American Airlines miles with BA transatlantic flights this Autumn!

This offer has been around for a few days.  I have delayed writing about it because it is messy, frankly. (Edit: this article has been amended to remove some confusing references to Avios when I meant AA miles …..!) American Airlines is offering up to 125,000 […]

3,000 miles in ANY airline scheme with a Rocketmiles hotel booking

For just two days, until October 3rd, hotel booking site Rocketmiles is offering 3,000 bonus airline miles with any hotel booking. The only rule is that you must not have used their service before.  Whilst you need to book by the 3rd, your stay can […]

Bits: Free business upgrade on AA from Birmingham, 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis, double discount on SAA

Bits and pieces: 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis rentals Car rental group Avis is offering a special deal via the portal. You will earn 1,000 bonus Avios on any 3 day rental completed by 30th November.  The car must be a Group C or […]

Is it time to re-assess the value of the Lloyds Avios Rewards upgrade vouchers?

The received wisdom, prior to the April 28th Avios devaluation, was that the British Airways Premium Plus American Express 2-4-1 voucher was the best thing since sliced bread whilst the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card upgrade vouchers left something to be desired. Post devaluation, should we be […]

LAST CHANCE: 5,000 Avios with any Kaligo hotel booking & 20,000 Avios for spending £1,000

I wanted to remind everyone that the very generous Avios promotion being run by hotel booking group ends on Wednesday 30th September. It is a very good deal. There are two separate promotions although you can earn points from both. Promotion 1: The first promotion is […]

easyJet revises cancellation and change fees – I compare with BA

easyJet dropped me a line with its revised cancellation and change policies which went into effect on Wednesday. These policies are not all new but are worth highlighting because, in general, they are reasonable and show why more cost-conscious business travellers are moving across. Name […]

Bits: £1 BA ‘hold your fare’ offer, new Barclays credit card rules, Premier Inn ‘stay 3, get 1 free’

Some news in brief: Hold the price of your British Airways flight for just £1 A relatively new British Airways feature is the ability to ‘hold’ the price of a flight for 72 hours for a fee of £10.  This gives you ability to lock […]

Bits: 12 Avios per £1 at M&S, Heathrow Rewards bonus, FREE breakfast at Thistle

Some more news that came up whilst I was running around PR functions this week ….! 12 Avios per £1 with M&S at the Gate 365 e-store Reader Dom dropped me a note to point out that Marks & Spencer is currently offering 12 Avios […]

Numerous BA cancellations at Gatwick for Summer 2016

If you have taken full advantage of the 355 days advance booking period, you may have a British Airways Avios redemption or cash ticket from Gatwick booked for next Summer. If you do, I recommend you have a look at your booking to see if […]

New Avios partner: Abercrombie & Kent

Upmarket travel agent Abercrombie & Kent has signed up as the latest Avios earning partner. For any booking made via the company after 7th September, you will receive 2 Avios for every £1 you spend.  Given that A&K holidays are not cheap, this could add […]

Bits: BA Gatwick lounge closes in January, Virgin removes infant seats, new Amex cashback deals

More news in brief: British Airways Gatwick lounge to close in January British Airways confirmed yesterday that its lounge at Gatwick will close in January.  This is to enable work to begin on a new lounge pavilion in time for the consolidation of easyJet flights […]

Book from TODAY for £10 off a £100 BA Euro Traveller ticket, £50 off ANY BA Club Europe

I wrote last week that British Airways had been out and about at mainline London stations giving out a special edition of High Life magazine. Inside were two special discount codes.  These codes go live today at 9am. There are two offers, full details of which […]

Bits: BA Holidays sale, 50% bonus Virgin tier points, Heathrow Rewards bonus

Some news in brief: British Airways Holidays sale – from £50 down The British Airways ‘Take-Off’ sale, which was due to run until the 22nd, has changed.  BA will now continue discounting until 29th September but only on selected routes.  Prices have returned to normal across […]