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British Airways and BA Executive Club

British Airways Executive Club is the main reason that Head for Points exists!


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

What will a fraudster pay for your Avios log-in details on the dark web?

The other day I came across the Dark Web Market Price Index.  This is a monthly updated list showing what people are paying on the ‘dark web’ (Dream, Point and Wall Street Market, all of which require the Tor browser) for your log-in details to […]

Bits: BA CityFlyer food, Charles Tyrwhitt / Avios discount, if you liked the Radio 4 documentary

News in brief: BA CityFlyer food continues to excel I have mentioned the good London City food before but after a pleasant flight on a recent Friday I thought I would flag it again. I flew back from Berlin into London City on BA CityFlyer. […]

Bits: a report from Row 36 on ‘densified’ G-MEDN, reduced fares on Heathrow Connect from May

News in brief: A trip report from Row 36 on G-MEDN The saveeastcoastrewards blog (long story about the name) has published a trip report from the back of the first ‘densified’ British Airways short-haul planes. The interesting points are: the promised USB charging points do […]

REMINDER: Get 10,000 bonus Avios with Kaligo hotel bookings via our exclusive HFP deal

I wanted to remind you today about the generous promotion that Head for Points and hotel booking site, which awards Avios points with every hotel you book, are running this month. It is a simple, straightforward and potentially lucrative one. If you spend over […]

Bits: Book Lapland on Finnair with Avios, Loganair to run flights from Carlisle Airport, £50 off car rental

News in brief: Book flights to Lapland with Finnair Following a successful first season, Finnair is bringing back its direct London to Kittilä flight this winter. Commencing on 16th December 2018 and running every Sunday until 25th March 2019, the route will offer access to […]

Bits: Virgin adds new Jo’burg service, Melia extends Avios earning to BA

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic adds a second daily Johannesburg service Filling the gap left by South African Airways move to drop one of its two daily Jo’burg to Heathrow services from late April, Virgin Atlantic has announced that it is doubling its Johannesburg services […]

What are the best credit card deals for March? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. To be honest, there is more ‘going’ than ‘coming’ at the moment ….. Our directory of the 14 […]

Bits: Avios launches new Financial Times partnership, last chance to buy cheap Hilton and SPG points

News in brief: Avios launches new Financial Times partnership Avios has launched a new partnership with the Financial Times offering you bonus points if you take out a subscription. There are no great deals to be had here however. 10,000 Avios with a £447 Premium Digital […]

It’s back – Get up to 80,000 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, general investment account or ISA. For every £1 invested you will receive one Avios, up to a maximum of 80,000 Avios, when […]

Bits: Amex cutting merchant fees globally, Travelex / Avios reminder, Terminal 5’s 10th birthday

News in brief: American Express announces global move to lower merchant fees The Financial Times carried an article yesterday (paywall, or free if you google ‘Amex to woo retailers with biggest fee cut in 20 years’) in which the new American Express CEO talks of […]

BA and the mystery of the missing super-thin seats

We ran an article last week about the return to service of G-MEDN, the first British Airways A321 aircraft to be ‘densified’ with additional seating.  This was primarily due to the two loos being moved into the back wall of the aircraft. The other change […]

Bits: the new loo on the BA A321, BA to launch ‘hand baggage only’ on Asia & Middle East, CW from Gatwick

News in brief: The new loo on the new BA A321 aircraft If you are flying on British Airways today, Friday 9th, check to see if you are on any of these routes.  This is where G-MEDN, the first ‘densified’ A321, is heading: LHR-MAN BA1386 […]

Will you be the first today to fly the new BA A321 with the tiny loos?

The first ‘densified’ British Airways A321 – G-MEDN – is back from the hanger and is ready to fly! (EDIT:  This article has been edited to reflect the fact that the super-thin Recaro seats have not been installed.) If you are travelling on Thursday, keep […]

The first BA Gatwick plane with 10-across seating is now in service

The first ‘densified’ British Airways Boeing 777 is now in service at London Gatwick.   The number of seats has been increased from 280 to a whopping 332. The main way this has been achieved is to make World Traveller / Economy 10-abreast.  To be fair […]

Bits: ignore Iberia’s Amex transfer bonus, Avios payment for seats selection

News in brief: Ignore Iberia’s email about an Amex to Avios transfer bonus Iberia Plus sent out an email last week offering a 20% bonus if you convert your American Express Membership Rewards points into Avios before 31st March. This was a big mistake. In […]