British Airways and BA Executive Club

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Bits: Tesco / Flybe promo, Tesco / BA competition, 2500 Hilton points for using Keyless

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Lots of little stories today! Tesco launches unexciting Flybe promotion We had been promised a Flybe promotion from avios.com and Tesco and it is here.  And it is underwhelming. Details are on avios.com here. Anyone who has converted Tesco Clubcard vouchers into Avios via avios.com […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with Tesco Wine, £1k Qatar business tickets back!, 16 Avios per £1 at Selfridges

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News in brief: New Tesco Wine bonus code, open to all Tesco Wine is currently offering 1,000 bonus Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles) with any order of £60 or more. This code is open to everyone until 5,000 people have […]

Bits: 60 free Avios via Clubcard, BA increases bag charges, BA launches Valencia

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Three BA-related bits of news in brief: 60 free Avios for everyone via Clubcard Tesco has launched a new online game in association with Kit-Kat.  You can find it here. Whilst I wouldn’t normally waste time with such things, you will receive 25 Clubcard points […]

New British Airways hand baggage policy (ie less) and boarding plan announced

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You may have noticed that British Airways has been carrying out a number of trials at Heathrow over the last few months to smooth the boarding process. Fundamentally, there have been three issues (as I see it): The introduction of the Bronze tier means that […]

Searchable and downloadable versions of our Avios route pricing spreadsheet

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Yesterday I published a table of Avios pricing for all British Airways routes, in all classes.  See here. The article seemed to go down very well.  Some people wanted access to the data so they could keep it for reference, so here are two options […]

Full list of British Airways Avios redemption pricing by route

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It is surprisingly tricky to find out how many Avios are required for a particular route.  You need to go to ba.com, track down the ‘Avios Spending Calculator’ page and then type in your destination and preferred travel class.  It is a bit of a […]

How to pre-order your BA duty free for at-seat delivery (and earn Avios!)

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I would be fibbing if I said that I had never bought any duty free items on a flight, but I’m rarely in the mood – especially when trying to keep two children under control.  The pre-order service – known as ‘buy before you fly’ […]

Bits: BA drops routes, Melia sale, cheap Club Europe fares now flexible, Austrian launches MAN

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News in brief: British Airways drops Entebbe and Almaty British Airways has announced two route suspensions.  Flights to Entebbe in Uganda will cease on October 2nd as they ‘are no longer commercially viable’.  This is relatively short notice, by airline standards, and will be a […]

£266 Los Angeles returns available on BA in the New Year

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If you like the idea of getting away from a cold English Winter to the sunnier climes of Los Angeles, help may be at hand. British Airways is, yet again, quietly easing out excess capacity by selling heavily discounted tickets from outside the UK. Copenhagen […]

25% bonus Avios on First / Business returns to New York or Los Angeles

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British Airways has launched an interesting – and slightly risky! – promotion in association with its transatlantic partner American Airlines. Between now and October 31st, you will receive 25% bonus Avios for any First Class or Club World / Business return flight between London and […]

Bits: more daft BA PR with the ‘moon’ BAEC Gold card, lastminute ‘Top Secret’ London hotel sale

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News in brief: More BA PR silliness …. It is that time of year when the newspapers are desperate for coverage to fill their pages during a quiet Summer.  British Airways is doing its bit with this story – one which, as the picture shows, […]

How to upgrade British Airways flights using American Airlines miles

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Being able to upgrade British Airways tickets using Avios is a well known feature of the programme. Whilst upgrades from World Traveller / Economy are restricted to full fare tickets – although this is due to be extended to cheaper tickets in late 2015 – […]

LAST DAY: British Airways World Traveller and World Traveller Plus sale ends today

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If you were planning to book a British Airways World Traveller or World Traveller Plus ticket in the next few days, don’t forget that today is the last day of the current BA sale. Depending on where you want to go, you can book for […]

British Airways clamping down on dropped final legs of ex-EU tickets

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Historically, British Airways has been very casual about people who dropped the final segment on an ex-EU long haul flight. What I mean, in plain English, is that if you booked a Club World ticket from Dublin to London to Somewhere to London to Dublin, […]

British Airways £1,000 Club World flights from Germany extended

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British Airways has extended its current crazy deal to Hong Kong by another week, until this Friday.  This is NOT a fare mistake. It is a published fare with detailed fare rules. Below is an updated version of what I wrote when this deal first […]

Bonus Avios with Langham, Mandarin Oriental, Fairmont, Radisson Edwardian, Shangri-La and more

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There are a lot of offers around at the moment offering bonus Avios points on your hotel stays.  In general, these rely on you turning down hotel loyalty points and asking to receive a one-off Avios bonus instead. I have already covered three of these deals […]