British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

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Bits: (Huge?) Qatar Airways sale starts Monday, register for triple Avios now, Hilton / American Airlines promo

News in brief: Qatar Travel Festival starts on Monday (EDIT, 9th January – the sale is now live. Click here for my Qatar Travel Festival main article and pricing.) Last January Qatar Airways ran an astonishing sale. This is my article on it from January 2016.  As […]

New British Airways strike dates announced

British Airways announced last night that the Unite union has announced new strike dates for next week. ‘Mixed Fleet’ cabin crew will walk out on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th January in protest over pay. The latest news on the strike disruption can be found […]

Here’s the full BA ‘buy on board’ menu, with pricing, which launches next week

‘Buy on board‘ comes to British Airways short haul flights from next Wednesday.  That is, if your flight isn’t cancelled by the strike. (Don’t forget to claim your 1,000 Avios compensation if you had any short haul flights booked before the 29th September announcement date for […]

Bits: IHG UK sale at 9am, triple Avios registration hiccups, HFP lounge review links

News in brief: IHG flash sale starts at 9am IHG, owner of the Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental and Indigo brands amongst others, is launching a 72-hour flash sale at 9am today. This will ONLY cover hotels in the UK. I don’t […]

Register now – TRIPLE AVIOS on all BA flights, all classes, is back!

So, how bad are British Airways forward bookings at the moment?  I was surprised that the current British Airways sale (covered here) was so underwhelming.  I couldn’t even bring myself to write a full article on it. However, now we have a very serious statement of […]

How to find a British Airways office open at any time (eg midnight for 241 bookings!)

I get a constant stream of emails asking for advice on booking British Airways redemption flights using the British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher. If you want to be 100% certain of getting the flights you want, you have to follow a very strict routine: […]

Eight Avios earning and spending tips you might not know about

Don’t panic, we are not switching to clickbait headlines for 2017!  However I was struggling to find something more suitable to describe the article today. I was updating the ‘Welcome’ page on Head for Points over Christmas.  This is a page which 80% of regular […]

240 free Avios for giving Tesco your insurance details – if you got it before, you can get it again

Tesco Bank runs regular promotions offering bonus Clubcard points if you are prepared to hand over your insurance renewal dates. It turns out that I haven’t mentioned this deal for 6 months so, as it is a very easy source of free miles, I thought I would […]

Get 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with the FREE Tesco MasterCard

(EDIT:  This deal will end on Monday 23rd January so apply now if you are interested) If you are looking for a way to give your Avios or Virgin Flying Club a little free boost for the new year, this deal is worth a look. […]

Bits: free Uber rides tonight, buy Concorde seats, beat AwardWallet’s price hike

News in brief: Free Uber rides on Christmas Eve As part of a promotion with Budweiser, you can travel for free with UberX tonight between 4pm and midnight. This offer is good for both new and existing Uber clients. You need to register your details […]

Bits: BA strike off, 100% Heathrow Rewards bonus, Blacklane / Lufthansa bonus

News in brief: BA strike called off The British Airways strike by mixed fleet cabin crew, scheduled for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, was called off last night. BA will now run a normal schedule on both days. Heathrow Rewards transfer bonus Heathrow Rewards is […]

Buy Avios from 0.85p in new Iberia Plus promo

Until 31st December, Iberia Plus is offering a 50% bonus when you transfer your Iberia Plus Avios points to another member. This offers an interesting opportunity to pick up a few cheap Avios points and may also allow you to consolidate Avios from other family […]

Bits: underwhelming BA sale now on, new Qatar amenity kits launched

News in brief: British Airways sale now on British Airways has launched its annual December sale – click here for details.  Without a hint of irony, it is called ‘The Unforgettable Sale’.  Once you’ve seen the pricing you may disagree. I’m not sure what is […]

Bits: last day for 2,400 Avios on LEGO, Swissport strike off

News in brief: Last day for the Tesco / LEGO deal – delivery by Christmas! A quick reminder that today, Thursday, is the last day to get 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles (ie 1,000 Clubcard points) with a £75 LEGO purchase at Tesco Direct. […]

2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with £75 of LEGO – Christmas delivery guaranteed

Tesco Direct and LEGO have launched a last-minute deal for anyone out there who still needs to buy Christmas presents. Until Thursday (22nd December) you will get 1,000 extra Clubcard points – convertible into 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles – when spending […]

British Airways to run a 777 to Madrid, offering Club World and First!

I ran a long article yesterday on ‘how to fly long haul planes on short haul redemptions’ – read it here.  This was mainly about ‘fifth freedom’ flights but also touched on some oneworld Heathrow flights which use long haul aircraft, mainly: Selected Finnair flights […]

Bits: last day for Amex ‘Shop Small’, London-Perth (non-stop!) with Qantas, Amazon link

News in brief: Last day for American Express ‘Shop Small’ Don’t forget that today (Sunday) is the last day for the Amex ‘Shop Small’ offer.  You will receive £5 cashback on EVERY transaction you make for £10 or more at a participating ‘Shop Small’ business. […]

First two BA strike dates announced – and what you can do to prepare

Unite has announced the first two strike dates for British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew – Sunday 25 December and Monday 26 December 2016. The current plan is to operate all long haul services.  Services from Gatwick and London City will not be impacted at […]