British Airways and BA Executive Club

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

As well as reading the articles below, make sure that you read our Avios Redemption University series to learn how to maximise your Avios points.

Bits: 4500 Avios for new BAEC members in Germany, decent Virgin / Enterprise promo

News in brief: 4,500 Avios for new BAEC members in Germany British Airways Executive Club has launched a 4,500 Avios sign-up bonus for new members in Germany. This offer is being targeted at people via Facebook, with a view to picking up some interest from […]

Bits: We won 3 BTJA awards!, BA drops three routes, 30000 Nectar points with their Amex card

News in brief: We won three Business Travel Journalism Awards! As you may have guessed from the picture we ran yesterday, or our social media feeds, we won three awards at the 2017 Business Travel Journalism Awards on Thursday night. This saw us fighting it […]

When did BA hike the taxes on long-haul US economy redemptions?

18 months ago I wrote an article which tried to debunk the myth that long-haul Avios redemptions in economy / World Traveller are always a bad deal. I compared the cash and Avios pricing for flights in August, five months ahead.  Yes, there were some […]

Review of the Aspire Lounge at Zurich Airport (E gates)

This is our review of the Aspire Lounge at Zurich Airport, by the E gates. I may have flown to Zurich by private jet the other week, but my trip back was on British Airways. British Airways doesn’t have its own lounge at Zurich Airport, […]

Bits: About last night ….., 2.4 extra Avios per £4 at Tesco, Heathrow’s ‘food Instagram ambassadors’

News in brief: About last night …. More on this tomorrow: 1 extra Clubcard point (2.4 Avios, 2.5 Virgin miles) per £4 with Pay+ at Tesco Tesco is running a good promotion with Pay+ (formerly PayQwiq) which will earn you extra miles over the next […]

BA launches new Heathrow route to Almeria in Spain – bookable now with Avios

British Airways has announced a new route to Almeria. From the end of March 2018 there will be two flights a week from Heathrow to the southern Spanish city. As with all new routes, this is especially interesting news as it means there will be […]

How to maximise your Avios earning when flying with BA airline partners

It seems strange, but British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus do not have the same earning rates for oneworld partner flights.  This means that, in some cases, it is preferable to credit a cash flight on a specific airline to Iberia Plus rather than […]

Flying Blue goes to full revenue based earning? – and why BA Executive Club shouldn’t follow

Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM loyalty scheme, appears to be moving to full revenue-based miles earning from 1st May 2018. They haven’t announced this yet.  Whether by accident or design, however, the ‘Miles Calculator’ on the Flying Blue site now shows this for […]

Bits: 500 Amex points or Avios for £10 Tesco spend, Aer Lingus launching Philadelphia, new Amex Hong Kong lounge

News in brief: 500 Amex points or Avios when you spend £10 at Tesco A few readers have been in touch about a very generous offer which has appeared on their American Express online statements. Once you have registered, you will get 500 Amex points, […]

Now earn up to 20,000 Avios with your household, business or landlord insurance

Insurance broker Alan Boswell, which recently became an earning partner, has tweaked its earning rates. You can now earn up to 20,000 Avios when you take out household, business or landlord insurance. If your household insurance is due this month you may want to […]

What are the rules for booking an ‘open jaw’ redemption using Avios?

I occasionally gets emails from readers who have had issues getting British Airways telephone agents to book an ‘open jaw’ flight using a British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher.  I thought it was worth running over the rules on this as others will find this useful. An […]

Bits: 20% off Best Western, pointless Aer Lingus hotel portal, new Avios Southend-Glasgow route

News in brief: Get 20% off Best Western UK with MasterCard Last week we covered the launch of the new Avios partnership with Best Western.  That article also covered how to get a Best Western status match. You will earn either a flat 500 Avios […]

Bits: EXCELLENT BA Holidays deals, get £100 for listing on HomeAway, new Virgin NYC flight

News in brief: EXCELLENT new BA Holidays flash sale launched BA Holidays is running another of its ‘luxury flash sale’ events this weekend.  You have until Monday 2nd to book. Here are the headline deals they are using to promote the event, based on two […]

When a BA Gold should book a ‘double Avios’ Gold Priority Reward

A while ago we were with some friends when the conversation turned, as it always does when the other person is a traveller, to miles and points.  The wife was unleashing her frustration about being unable to get the short-haul redemption seats she wanted to fit […]

Bits: VIP distillery tour winner, £50 Amazon winner, 3600 Avios with iPad Pro, 2400 Avios with LEGO

News in brief: VIP distillery tour competition winner Two weeks ago we ran a competition in association with Chivas Regal whisky and we have a winner! I know many were keen to win, but unfortunately there was only one prize to give away. Andrew M. […]