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.

EXCLUSIVE: New Heathrow Rewards Avios and airline transfer bonus and new ‘Premium’ benefits

Heathrow Rewards is launching a revamp of its ‘Premium’ tier today.  To promote it they are launching a transfer bonus to Avios and most of their other airline partners. Let’s start with the airline transfer bonus.  You will see that you get a higher bonus […]

How to earn and redeem your BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 6

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how to make best use of the 2-4-1 companion voucher that comes with the […]

Bits: double Avios with Shell, good Australia deals, Accor competition

News in brief: Earn double Avios with Shell Drivers Club Shell Drivers Club is offering double points on all fuel purchases until 14th February.  Full details are on their website here. Double points means two points per litre on Shell Fuels and four points per litre on Shell […]

How to earn Avios points when your child flies

Yesterday I looked at how to use both BA and avios.com Household Accounts as part of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series. As we’re talking about Household Accounts, I wanted to look at an extra quirk linked to these which lets you get around the rules […]

STILL RUNNING: Get 18,000 Avios for £143 – but now with a big catch

It is a good few months since I last talked about this deal so – as it is still running – I thought I would look at it again today for the benefit of new readers. AerClub, the new Aer Lingus Avios-based frequent flyer scheme, and […]

British Airways Europe flash sale – one way flights from £23!

British Airways has launched a short flash sale on many of its European routes.  The headline prices are as low as you will ever see, with headline fares from £23 each way. You don’t have long: The Heathrow sale is now over – you had […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 5 – The pros and cons of using household accounts

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how and why you can create a household account in British Airways Executive Club […]

Avios scraps its restaurant booking partnership from 20th February

In April 2017, Avios launched Restaurant Circle, a restaurant booking site that lets you earn 250 Avios with every reservation you book. The system did not work well from the start.  The initial launch was delayed, and when it did launch the selection of restaurants […]

Bits: BA GUF2 changes, Kimpton now bookable on IHG points, Tesco Premium Credit Card deal

News in brief: Changes to BA ‘Gold Upgrade for 2’ vouchers If you are a British Airways Gold Guest List member, you will have received an email from British Airways about changes to the ‘Gold upgrade’ benefit. Earn 2500 BA tier points in a year […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 4 – Why you should consider using ‘Avios and Money’

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how the ‘Avios and Money’ feature of British Airways Executive Club and avios.com works.  […]

Bits: BA credit card surcharge gone, Hertz sale, Etihad sale, Charles Tyrwhitt bonus

News in brief: The BA credit card booking fee has gone If you book a British Airways flight today, you should notice that the 1% credit card and Paypal fee has disappeared.  It was removed last night (in theory, I am typing this earlier). By […]

British Airways announces real improvements to World Traveller / Economy catering

The roll back of the cutbacks continues.  British Airways announced some fairly substantial changes to World Traveller (long haul economy) catering yesterday, albeit that the changes simply restore the existing position from a couple of years ago. (Don’t get too carried away.  As per my […]

Bits: Qatar sale starts TODAY, RFS on Gatwick BA flights flown by Titan?, Corinthia Hotels 50% off sale

News in brief: Qatar Airways sale starts today The Qatar Airways sale starts today – see the sale home page here – and will run for a week.  In recent years this has been the most aggressive sale we saw, with fares (out of Europe, not […]

Four regional BA weekend routes offering 160 tier points

I ran this article last year which focuses on British Airways Club Europe routes from London which earn 160 tier points return. If you are chasing Bronze, Silver or Gold status in British Airways Executive Club, it is worth looking at this list.  Some of […]

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, BA New York JFK Galleries First closed, my Accor status finally drops

News in brief: Luxury Travel Diary auctions ending soon The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped us a line about a new wave of its auctions that are closing within the next 48 hours. Most of the items offered tend to go for far less than the standard […]