British Airways and BA Executive Club

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What has changed with BA’s Best Price Guarantee?

Not many people are aware that British Airways operates a ‘best price guarantee‘.  The airline has recently made a change to how it pays you out if you make a claim so I thought we would take another look today. British Airways claims that, if you […]

Bits: fuel surcharges returning to Hong Kong flights, see ATP tennis with Emirates miles or Amex points

News in brief: Fuel surcharges returning to one-way Avios redemptions from Hong Kong Since February 2016, airlines have not been able to add fuel surcharges on flights departing from Hong Kong when the journey originates there. This has led to substantial tax savings if you […]

Bits: New Gatwick South lounge, InterContinental San Diego opens, use Avios on Interjet in Mexico

News in brief: New Priority Pass lounge coming to BA’s Gatwick South terminal As many HFP readers know, the independent airport lounge in Gatwick’s South terminal, No 1 Lounge, is a victim of its own success. Whilst the lounge is part of Priority Pass and […]

Bits: Montreal Avios bargains, 100% bonus buying IHG points TODAY, an email arrives

News in brief: Montreal becomes an Avios bargain with Aer Lingus We told you last week that Aer Lingus is launching Montreal and Minneapolis for Summer 2019. What I didn’t spot at the time is that Aer Lingus is NOT fudging Avios pricing to Montreal! This […]

Review of the British Airways (and Priority Pass) lounge at Jersey Airport

This is our review of the British Airways lounge at Jersey Airport A few weeks ago we started another round of UK airport reviews and mentioned the fact that we still need a good number of reviews.  Reader Andrew flies out of Jersey on a […]

British Airways launches new Kos route, wide open for Avios redemptions

British Airways has launched a new route to the Greek island of Kos. The service will start next Summer and operate from Gatwick.  It joins a wide range of other destinations in Greece: Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Skiathos, Thessaloniki, Zante, Mykonos, Kefalonia, Kalamata, Crete and Corfu. The […]

Bits: BA expands connection car transfers, €1546 Emirates A380 to Bangkok (or BA €1451), more on Auckland

News in brief: British Airways extends car transfers for late connections British Airways has announced an extension of its chauffeur driven executive car connection service at Heathrow. Passengers travelling in First, Club World or Club Europe, plus British Airways Gold and Silver Executive Club members […]

Bits: Avios cancellation refunds, get Avis status with Priority Pass, 15% off IHG ‘points and cash’ redemptions

News in brief: One thing British Airways Executive Club does well …. Over the last few weeks I have had to cancel seven long-haul redemptions, racking up over £250 in cancellation fees. Four were booked via BA with Avios, one with Virgin Flying Club miles […]

Bits: 100% bonus buying Hilton points, BA refunding flights booked during data breach, Crazy Rich Asians

News in brief: 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points Until 20th September, Hilton Honors (the new-ish Hilton Tallinn Park, reviewed here, is pictured below) is offering a 100% bonus when you purchase 40,000 or 80,000 points. The Hilton ‘buy points’ page is here. Regular […]

Genuine surprise as BA ditches its caterers for the best in the business

It is fair to say that the HFP view so far on the promises of major improvements in Club World business class is sceptical. It has, after all, taken a year to roll out a new blanket across the network.  BA couldn’t even get that […]

Bits: BA ‘Buy on Board’ coffee goes up!, Iberia rolls out Premium Economy, see a concert in Berlin with Marriott

News in brief: British Airways ‘buy on board’ tea and coffee prices up! British Airways has put through some inflation-busting price increases for its ‘buy on board’ tea and coffee. The new menu is online here.  The January 2017 menu is in this HFP article […]

Interesting Sunday Times piece on what caused BA’s data breach – and possible cash compensation

I have tried to avoid running speculative articles about the British Airways data breach, since few of us can speak with real expert knowledge and even fewer know how the company really operates. The Sunday Times, however, had a very interesting piece this week which […]

Bits: Tesco and Peninsula Amex cashback deals, BA’s Venice lounge, LivingSocial competition

News in brief: New American Express cashback deals for Tesco and Peninsula Hotels A very generous new American Express offer with Tesco has appeared on a lot of Gold and Platinum cards, although unfortunately not on any in our house.  You need to look under […]

Does Italian law mean you can book a cheap BA ticket from Milan but get on in London?

We cover ex-EU flights deals (cheap flights which start in a European country, not the UK) now and again on Head for Points, although they are not for everyone.  There are two types of ex-EU deal if you live in the UK: saving money (not […]

Get bonus Avios with Shell’s silly Pump Challenge game

Shell Drivers Club is the loyalty scheme for Shell garages in the UK.  Joining is simple – pick up a card at a Shell station when filling up and register it online.  You earn 100 bonus points just for registering your card. It is an […]

What more do we know about the British Airways data breach?

Friday was one of those occasional crazy days for us.  Whenever British Airways is leading the news agenda we are normally sucked along in the tailwind, whether we like it or not.  Thanks to everyone who shared their experiences and suggestions via our comments. I […]

Bits: £50-£200 Amex Travel cashback, 2000 Heathrow Rewards points on fashion, free Fast Track at East Midlands

News in brief: Generous Amex Travel cashback credit launched American Express Travel has launched a new cashback credit promotion. There are a couple of versions.  The most generous, which I got, is a whopping £200 back on a £600 spend via Amex Travel.  The other […]