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.

 

You can learn more about British Airways Executive Club on the BA website here.

British Airways launches an August-only US Business sale from Dublin

British Airways has launched a range of attractive Club World business class fares out of Dublin, exclusively for travel in August.  Only the US seems to be included. Here are some examples: Dublin to New York JFK – €1,337 return  Dublin to San Francisco – €1,629 […]

Review of the ‘new’ BA lounge in Toronto, now managed by Plaza Premium

In October last year British Airways closed its lounge at Toronto Pearson International airport. Eight months later the lounge opened again – under Plaza Premium management. Reader Dawn asked us if we wanted a review.  As we have no plans to head there ourselves in […]

Why are BA Singapore redemptions pricier via Iberia – and are there others?

EDIT:  Iberia fixed this within the day!  Such is the power of HFP 🙂 An interesting quirk with the Iberia Avios redemption chart was picked up in this thread on Flyertalk.  For some reason Singapore, when flying BA, is in a more expensive redemption zone than […]

British Airways launches Cologne – book your Avios Christmas Market trips now

British Airways has announced a new route from London Gatwick to Cologne. The service will launch on 16th November in order to catch the Christmas Market traffic. Cologne is the 4th largest city in Germany, with its sightseeing attractions topped by the huge cathedral.  Business […]

How Jason got to the World Cup semi final at 48 hours notice using his miles and points!

I had an email from reader Jason yesterday which I thought I would share.  He decided, last Saturday night, that he fancied a trip to Moscow to watch England in the World Cup semi-final.  And he wanted it for as near to free as possible. Anyone […]

Bits: win 100,000 IHG points on Monday, 20% off Manchester IHG hotels, Gold Guest List lounge guesting

News in brief: Coming Monday: An exclusive competition with IHG We have teamed up with IHG to offer our readers the chance to win 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points. On Monday we will launch an exclusive competition to promote IHG’s current Manchester offer (see below). So […]

Holiday Tips 3 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

With the schools breaking up, I am currently running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value from your Summer travel.  Part 1, on earning Avios and miles from car rentals, […]

Bits: update on £1900 BA Cape Town in First, Louis Vuitton opens in T4, going to Goodwood FOS? (photos added)

News in brief: Still bookable – British Airways First Class to Cape Town for £2,026 each, or less Last week I wrote about the new British Airways ‘241’ First Class trial that is running, called ‘Dream Tickets’.  It has proved popular with Head for Points […]

Celebrate World Cup failure with £66 off a British Airways long-haul flight!

To, ahem, commemorate England’s World Cup defeat last night, British Airways has launched a three day promotion. Until midnight on 14th July, you can save £66 on any long-haul BA flight. You need to use promo code STILLPROUD on the price quote page at ba.com. (Edited […]

Holiday Tips 2 – earning Avios or other miles when ordering foreign currency

This is the second part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series, covering ways of earning miles and points from every aspect of your holiday planning.  The article yesterday covered earning Avios and other miles from car rentals. Even if you do decide to pay for the […]

Holiday Tips 1 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

The sun is out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look at earning miles from credit cards abroad, from foreign currency and when booking airport car parking. For […]

Bits: 45% bonus buying IB Avios, 10 most lucrative air routes, BA ‘Upgrade to First’ is back

News in brief: Up to 45% bonus when you buy Avios via Iberia Plus Until 15th July, Iberia Plus is offering a bonus when you buy Avios.  These can be transfered across to British Airways Executive Club via ‘Combine My Avios’.   (Read this article for […]

We meet James Hillier, and other tales from BAEC’s ‘After Hours Club’ party

Back in 2015, British Airways Executive Club launched the ‘After Hours Club’.  We thought it was about time we checked it out …. The ‘After Hours Club’ is a series of social events promoted via The Club magazine, which is BAEC’s online publication.  Whilst promoted […]

Bits: BA First to Cape Town for under £2000, BA Holidays discounts, HI Kingston South becoming a Crowne Plaza

News in brief: British Airways First Class to Cape Town for £2,026 each – or less British Airways seems to be dipping its toes into the ‘two for the price of one’ premium ticket sector.  This is something that Qatar Airways has been doing for […]

Earn up to 20,000 bonus Avios with new Kaligo.com hotel promotion!

Hotel booking site Kaligo.com has launched a fantastic new promotion which can earn you up to 20,000 bonus Avios for hotel bookings made before 31st August. You must be a British Airways American Express cardholder to participate. There are two good things about the way […]

How to spend your 90,000 Iberia Plus Avios – as you can’t move them to BA (Part 1)

If you took part in what was (effectively) Iberia’s “buy 90,000 Avios for £200” promotion two weeks ago, you should now have 90,000 Avios sitting in your Iberia Plus account. Now comes the snag.  Despite what Iberia told me and other frequent flyer writers, you […]