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: 2400 Avios with a £40 Nerf gun, Nutmeg ISA Avios update

News in brief: 2,400 Avios with £40 of Nerf guns Tesco Direct is continuing to roll out bonus Clubcard points, which convert to Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles, on toys. Until tomorrow you will receive 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles) when you […]

7am exclusive: First T5 ‘The First Wing’ pictures as it officially opens

‘The First Wing’ officially opened at Terminal 5 an hour ago. Here are a few pictures: and and ‘The First Wing’, at the far southern end of the terminal, leads directly directly into the Galleries First lounge via a private security lane.  It can be […]

Earn 250 Avios when dining at restaurants – now finally launched

Back in September 2016 Rob wrote about Restaurant Circle, a new restaurant booking portal that would let you earn Avios when making a reservation. It was set to launch in October but kept being delayed. Now it’s finally live. You will earn 250 Avios every time you […]

Earn TRIPLE Avios with Accor – at least 7.5 per €1 (but make sure you choose Iberia)

Last week we covered a triple miles promotion that Accor is running with Flying Blue and Miles & More. An Avios version has now launched.  This allows you to earn triple Avios on every stay. The stay period is generously long – up to 30th […]

BA Club Europe domestic flights confirmed as 40 tier points each way

The new British Airways Club Europe domestic services started yesterday. It had not been fully clear how these flights would be treated for tier points.  The publicity material put out by British Airways was vague on this point, not intentionally.  The fact that you only […]

Bits: last call for these offers, first World of Hyatt promo, $75m slot sale

News in brief: Many decent offers closing today, 31st March We’ll be running our fortnightly ‘offers closing soon’ article over the weekend.  There are a slug of good deals which finish TODAY, however, and I wanted to highlight a few in case you still want to […]

Get up to 50,000 Avios when you open an ISA or SIPP via Nutmeg

With the end of the tax year approaching, wealth management group Nutmeg has brought back its generous Avios offer for opening a SIPP or ISA. The deal is a little different this time around.  Instead of giving you a flat amount of Avios, you will receive one […]

Bits: BA bacon roll news, 1200 Avios with My Little Pony, win a trip to LA with Hilton

News in brief: Exciting British Airways bacon roll news According to the latest newsletter sent to members of the British Airways ‘Future Lab’ survey panel, as a result of their feedback bacon rolls will soon be available in the Heathrow Galleries Club lounges until 11am.  The […]

Review of the British Airways Terraces Lounge at Newcastle Airport

This is our review of the British Airways Terraces Lounge at Newcastle Airport. We are currently trying to complete our collection of UK airport lounge reviews (the full collection so far is here) with the help of readers.  Yesterday Jason reviewed the Aspire and Aspire Plus lounge […]

Some lessons in redeeming miles and points from our Easter trip to Asia

If all goes to plan, we will be flying to Hong Kong next week for a whistle-stop tour of Asia over Easter.  Whilst there will, at some point, be a slug of flight and hotel reviews published, I thought I would do an introductory piece […]

Bits: new BA flights with Avios seats to LA and Rio, The Westbury on Bond Street joins SPG

News in brief: New British Airways services announced British Airways announced a number of new services yesterday for the Winter timetable. As usual, what is important here is that the two guaranteed Club World and four World Traveller Avios seats are available on each flight. […]

Bits: photos of the new BA Lounge in Boston, Flybe lands at Heathrow

News in brief: Photos of the new British Airways lounge in Boston Two days ago we wrote about the new British Airways lounge at Boston Logan Airport.  Reader Angel who flew out of Boston yesterday kindly sent us a few photographs and some text, and reader […]

Your photos of BA’s new Club Europe food

I wrote on Saturday about the introduction of the new ‘improved’ British Airways Club Europe food service.  This began yesterday. In reality it is a mixed bag: almost all routes now have a choice of meal where previously there was often no choice some routes have […]

Bits: last day for 2,400 Avios from LEGO, see the French Open Tennis with Emirates Skywards

News in brief: Last day for 2,400 Avios with £60 of LEGO Friends Today (Monday) is the last day for the latest Tesco Direct / LEGO promotion.  If you still haven’t filled up every birthday wish list for the rest of the year, you will receive 1,000 bonus Clubcard […]

Should you use your Avios for BA’s ‘Experiences’ rewards?

You may not know this, but British Airways Executive Club has a range of ‘Experiences’ redemptions.  Available in most major cities in the world, you can redeem your Avios points for local attractions or sightseeing tours. There is a tiny bit of explanation about the programme […]

10am update: First pictures of the new Club Europe breakfast!

You can’t say we’re not on top of things here!  It’s only 10am and we already have some photographs of the new Club Europe breakfast.  Remember that the new ‘improved’ food service launches today.  Full details of the changes are in this article. Thanks to […]

Buy Avios for 1p via a French deals website

I hesitated before running this article, because similar ‘buy Avios via a third party website’ deals in Spain via Groupon have proved a bit messy.  Not for everyone, but for a noticeable percentage of people who either never got what they ordered or suffered a […]

Bits: new British Airways Boston lounge open, Hilton sale last call, BA Lima cancellations

News in brief: New British Airways lounge at Boston now open The new British Airways lounge at Boston Logan opened earlier this week.  It was constructed as part of the expansion of Terminal E to include A380 gates and sees BA move into a new […]

New BA Club Europe catering starts Sunday – with some hot meals scrapped

The much heralded improvements to British Airways Club Europe catering begin tomorrow, Sunday. That said, it certainly isn’t improvements all round – some popular routes are having their hot meals removed. Let’s look at what is happening. Club Europe flights are currently grouped into four […]