British Airways and BA Executive Club

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HFP reader story – how Peter used 650,000 points for a holiday in Barbados (+ Hilton Barbados review)

We talk a lot on Head for Points about how to get the maximum value from your points.  Sometimes, however, circumstances mean that you just want to get a free holiday – flight and hotel – even if you might not be getting every last […]

2,000 free Avios for Christmas BA travel now posted – check your account

Just a quick note to say that the 2,000 bonus Avios for booking Christmas travel on British Airways have posted overnight. You may want to take a look at your account and see what is there.  They are marked as ‘Special Promotion’. BA will be […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic sale launches today, double Avios with Charles Tyrwhitt, miles with Airbnb stays

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic launching its Winter sale today Virgin Atlantic is launching its Winter sale today across its network, across all classes. I don’t have a detailed list of prices – you will need to click here and see what is showing. All […]

BA announces new London City, Manchester and Edinburgh routes for 2018

Last week we published details of the new 2018 weekend flight schedules that British Airways will be operating from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. BA has now announced three new Summer routes from the regions as well as increased frequencies on three key London City routes.  […]

Bits: BA lounge guesting rules relaxed, AirPortr partnering with AA, 40% off PartnerPlusBenefit redemptions

News in brief: British Airways lounge guesting rules relaxed over Christmas Whilst there has been no official announcement, British Airways seems to have relaxed its Gatwick and Heathrow lounge access policy for Gold members. Until 13th January it appears that: a Gold card holder can take […]

Bits: 2000 free Avios if you fly BA over Christmas, 80% bonus buying Hilton points

News in brief: 2000 free Avios if you fly British Airways over Christmas Here is a little Head for Points exclusive.  To spread a bit of Christmas cheer – and get that Net Promoter Score up a bit – British Airways is planning to give […]

OFFER EXTENDED: Get up to 50,000 Avios for investing with Nutmeg

Wealth management group Nutmeg is currently repeating its generous Avios offer for opening a pension or ISA. If you didn’t get around to opening an account back in April when this offer last ran, you might want to look at the deal now.  The offer […]

Bits: New HFP IT set-up, HFP reader wins 1 million Avios!, Charles Tyrwhitt Avios

News in brief: We’re back in business ….. ….. after a day off to finalise our IT server move.  Everything has gone to plan, I’m pleased to say.  Page load times have fallen sharply and we have hopefully seen the back of the ‘503’ errors. […]

Highly critical YouGov report shows collapsing BA customer perceptions

One thing that was missing from the ‘Investor Day’ presentation given to the City recently was the ‘net promoter score’ for British Airways.  It is an accepted statistical method of showing how well regarded a company is by its customers and is also a number […]

Bits: EXCELLENT £994 Club World fare to California, the Starwood Amex may not be on its last legs ….

News in brief: British Airways selling Oakland for £994 in Club World British Airways has quietly started selling tickets to Oakland in California for £994 return for travel in January or February. (EDIT: This fare appears to have been withdrawn early despite the 14th December […]

BA closes OpenSkies from Paris, launches LEVEL – use Avios to Martinique and Guadeloupe

OpenSkies is a little known part of the British Airways empire.  Operating from Paris Orly, it operates two flights per day to New York Newark and New York JFK.  It was originally L’Avion, an ‘all business class’ start-up founded by the same team who went […]

Bits: Nutmeg / Avios deal for existing clients, 20% off National Express, up to 4800 Avios with LEGO

News in brief: Avios bonus from Nutmeg for existing customers Last Monday we wrote about the very lucrative offer of up to 50,000 Avios from Nutmeg if you open an ISA or SIPP with them. You can read more about that offer in this article.  […]

Bits: Economist / Avios promo back, Heathrow Rewards adds new partner, Regus Express coming to T3

News in brief: 13,200 Avios for an Economist subscription and The Economist have brought back their special offer for taking out a subscription. As you can see at this link, you can earn 13,200 Avios if you take out a 1-year digital and print subscription to The Economist. The cost is […]

British Airways finalises Summer 2018 routes from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol

British Airways has now confirmed the timings for its Summer 2018 schedules from Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham. Very little is changed from last year, with no new routes added.  BA has focused on increasing frequencies instead.  I have marked the new flights in the list […]

Bits: Amex / Park Hyatt free night offer, No 1 Lounges / Avios promo over, ‘How To Land A Plane’ winners

News in brief: Amex / Park Hyatt ‘free night’ offer Park Hyatt is, in my view, the most luxurious hotel brand which is part of major chain and which allows you to earn and redeem loyalty points.  (Sorry, The Ritz-Carlton.  But I know you are […]