British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

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BA launches European luxury beach holidays flash sale (ends Monday)

This weekend – you need to book by Monday night – British Airways is running special deals on ‘luxury European beach holidays’.  Full details are here.  These are package offers consisting of Club Europe flights and a stay in a four or five star hotel. […]

How does BA First Class really compare to Emirates or Etihad? (Part 1)

This is my review of British Airways First Class, between Beijing and London Heathrow. There is a saying, which I think originated at US blog One Mile At A Time, that British Airways First Class is “the best business class product on the market”. I recently ran […]

How does BA First Class really compare to Emirates or Etihad? (Part 2)

This is part two of my review of British Airways First Class between Beijing and London.  Part 1 (click here) looks at boarding, the seat, IFE and bedding.  Part 2 focusses on food and drink. Drink Emirates currently offers Dom Perignon 2006 in First Class. British […]

BA Avios ‘taxes and charges’ creeping up and miscalculated

Whilst the oil price has been relatively steady since Autumn 2015, oscillating around the $50 mark for Brent Crude, that hasn’t stopped British Airways quietly sneaking up its ‘taxes and charges’. On Wednesday we ran an article showing you the peak and off-peak Avios redemption dates […]

Bits: first Cuban five-star opens, 150 free Marriott points, no BA lounge at Stansted

News in brief: Kempinski opens the first 5-star hotel in Cuba If you have been put off from visiting Cuba due to the poor quality of accommodation on offer (Virgin Atlantic flies to Havana, as does Iberia from Madrid), there is good news. Kempinski opened […]

Revealed … the peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for 2018

Both British Airways and Iberia have released their peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for 2018 which you can see below. There is a permanent link to this article under ‘Key BA links’ in the HFP sidebar on desktop and tablet. This came as a […]

Bits: Sofitel leaves Priority Pass, error with BA’s 2 year status extensions?, LEVEL launched

News in brief: Sofitel Terminal 5 lounge leaves Priority Pass Last July, the five star Sofitel hotel at Heathrow Terminal 5 became a surprise new nember of airport lounge card Priority Pass. Priority Pass cardholders were able to use the executive lounge on the ground […]

New – earn up to 10,000 Avios with your household, business or landlord insurance

Avios.com has added a new partner – insurance broker Alan Boswell. As an initial launch deal, they are offering some very attractive bonuses if your household insurance is coming up for renewal. If you have a buy to let property, you can also pick up […]

Bits: 50% off Avios redemptions from Birmingham, new Regus lounge in T2, Iberia / Groupon

News in brief: 50% discount on Avios redemptions from Birmingham British Airways has launched a 50% discount on the ‘regional Cityflyer’ services which run at weekends from Birmingham International, using the small Embraer 190 aircraft which operate from London City during the week. The discount is […]

Get 1,000 free Avios for joining Marriott Rewards – no stay needed!

(EDIT:  Marriott has now withdrawn this offer due to an overwhelming response) Marriott Rewards, the loyalty scheme for Marriott, Renaissance, The Ritz-Carlton, Autograph and many other hotel brands, has launched a very attractive sign-up bonus.  To put it mildly. Marriott will give you 1,000 Avios […]

Bits: earn Avios with new Deliveroo offer, more BA cabin crew strikes

News in brief: Earn 500 Avios with Deliveroo – new and existing customers British Airways Executive Club has a new partnership for UK customers of online food delivery app Deliveroo. If you have never ordered from Deliveroo before, you will receive 500 Avios points with […]

Bits: new Economist / Avios promo, 35% bonus when you buy SPG points – worth it?

News in brief: New Avios / Economist offer launched British Airways and The Economist have brought back a special offer for taking out a subscription. As you can see at this link, you can earn 8,800 Avios if you take out a 1-year digital and print subscription […]

Excellent Avios / Virgin and Tesco deal – act NOW for very cheap miles

(EDIT: Tesco appears to have pulled this offer from its website, even though it was meant to run until late June.) Tesco Direct has launched an exceptional new promotion on HP printer inks. This is so generous that I cannot imagine it lasting long and […]

British Airways goes OTT and gives 2 years of status to last weekend’s passengers!

There have been a few developments since I wrote my (well-received, I think) article last Tuesday on BA’s IT melt-down. The good news is that British Airways is starting to back-peddle on its initial intentions to refuse to compensate passengers. BA will now consider refunding […]

Which BA Club Europe routes earn 160 tier points return?

Which British Airways Club Europe routes offer 160 tier points for a return flight? I often get emails from readers who say “I need XXX tier points in the next few weeks to reach British Airways Bronze / Silver / Gold status – how can […]