British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

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Bits: Gatwick to NYC cancellations, £28 BA Bordeaux flights, more on Australia domestics

News in brief: BA strike hitting Gatwick to New York this month Another wave of British Airways cabin crew strikes start today, running to 15th August. This only impact flights from Heathrow, with Gatwick, London City and ‘Regional CityFlyer’ services unaffected.  That said, most passengers will […]

Credit Hilton stays to Iberia instead of BA? A warning!

During August we’re going to be running a few more ‘educational’ articles than usual, to help new readers get up to speed with some of the tricks of our trade. One of the things that makes this hobby so fascinating is the ability to arbitrage.  […]

Hints for booking domestic Australian Avios redemptions with Qantas

If you are heading down to Australia or New Zealand in the near future, there are a couple of Avios quirks which are good to know about. Qantas is, of course, a member of the oneworld airline alliance alongside British Airways.  This means that you can […]

Bits: changes to HFP August posting, three offers closing today, United launches Denver

News in brief: Changes to Head for Points posting for August As is now traditional, Head for Points will be dropping the ‘three posts per day’ schedule for August. History shows that there isn’t a great deal of news about this month.  If there are […]

Why you shouldn’t waste Avios on Club Europe redemptions from London City

If you are a newcomer to the world of Avios, I generally recommend that you try Club Europe business class on short-haul redemptions from Heathrow or Gatwick. I know that this view is not universally shared! But, if you aren’t used to premium class travel, it opens […]

BA Holidays Flash Sale – New York in Club World with hotel from £1293!

British Airways Holidays has launched another special Club World promotion for travel over Christmas or in 2018 on some routes to the US and Canada. There are some decent prices here but you need to book by Monday 31st July. The prices are not as […]

No conversion bonus, but win a share of 1 million Avios with Clubcard

Anyone who was hoping for a conversion bonus of Tesco Clubcard points to Avios this quarter (but is anyone still that optimistic?!) will be disappointed. We don’t know what the ba.com offer will be yet, but avios.com has launched another competition. This is how it […]

Bits: New BA First Liberty washbags, trick when earning Avios with SriLankan

News in brief: New Liberty washbags for British Airways First Class If you are flying in British Airways First Class from the end of the month, you should get the latest version of the Liberty wash bag which features a new print.  They contain lip […]

Last chance to earn Avios with Business Traveller – and get free GHA Platinum status

Business Traveller magazine is ending its partnership with Avios on 30th September.  If you didn’t think there was any reason to subscribe, because you always pick one up in the airport, read on …. Until 30th September, new subscribers will earn: 400 Avios on a […]

Bits: 4,800 Avios with LEGO, 30% off Radisson & Park Inn, 25% off Good To Go Parking

News in brief: 4,800 Avios with LEGO Tesco Direct has launched another attractive ‘extra Clubcard points with LEGO’ offer : 500 extra Clubcard points (1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles) when you spend £30 1,000 extra Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles) when […]

Bits: The Sunday Times on British Airways, £45 flight simulator experience

News in brief: The Sunday Times Magazine on the state of British Airways The Sunday Times Magazine ran a very critical piece on British Airways yesterday, which appears to have been triggered by the investing4u press day. The article is behind a paywall, unfortunately, and […]

Plaza Premium opens Heathrow Terminal 3 arrivals lounge

Hot on the heels of its Terminal 4 arrivals lounge which opened in April, Plaza Premium has unveiled its new Arrivals Lounge in the landside area of Heathrow Terminal 3. This will be of particular interest to British Airways travellers in Terminal 3 and anyone using […]

Bits: cheap one-way Avis rentals, more BA strikes, good safety videos

News in brief: Save up to £69 with Avis one-way rentals Avis is currently running a ‘no one-way rental fee’ promotion.  This could come in handy if you want a cheap trip back home from Heathrow. If you’re driving north from London’s airports this summer, […]

Bits: 25% off No 1 Lounges, Amex finally supports Android Pay, new BA celebrity safety video

News in brief: 25% off No 1 Lounges with MSE If you got the MoneySavingExpert newsletter this week, you should have seen an offer for 25% off No 1 Lounges with a special code. This means you can get into the No 1 Lounge at Heathrow […]

Bits: how to beat Travelex’s new delivery fees; three good Economist points deals

News in brief: Travelex increasing its delivery fees on smaller orders Travelex relaunched as an Avios partner a couple of weeks ago.  You can now earn points – but only when you buy in advance via this special link – on your foreign currency orders. Travelex […]