British Airways and BA Executive Club

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Bits: HFP and GDPR, new Hilton tour of the McLaren factory, BA Moscow moves

News in brief: HFP and the new data protection rules The new European data protection rules come into force today. As you know, HFP collects very little directly identifiable data about readers since you do not need to register to use the site.  There are […]

REMINDER: Get 3,000 Avios or other miles with the Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Just in case you are flying out of Heathrow tonight for the Bank Holiday, I thought it was worth a reminder that Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has a sign-up bonus at the moment worth 3,000 points. 3,000 points […]

Bits: BA frequency changes, BA GGL Heathrow Express upgrades, Qatar launches Gatwick and an Eco sale

News in brief: British Airways announces Winter frequency changes British Airways published this consolidated list of Winter services changes on Tuesday.  These take effect from 28th October. Not all of this list is new but I think most of it is.  There will be additional […]

BOOK NOW: New BA Johannesburg service launched, wide open for Avios redemptions

British Airways published a list of timetable changes on Tuesday which was not hugely exciting – so unexciting in fact that I was happy to wait until Thursday to publish it. Something else seems to have slipped through the net, however, which is not listed […]

Bits: using Aer Lingus lounges with BA status, BA announces new Marrakech route, Tesco Direct closes

News in brief: Using Aer Lingus lounges with British Airways status A reader asked me about this topic a couple of days ago, so I thought I would quickly run through the longe access rules for Aer Lingus if you have British Airways status, just […]

How to move Avios from BA to Iberia (and vice versa) now that Avios TRP is closing

The migration from Avios Travel Rewards Programme to British Airways Executive Club is underway.  The first batch of accounts have already been closed and the rest will be done over the next couple of months. One common question that comes up is this: “When […]

Bits: IAG ‘to make third €1.5bn Norwegian offer’, new Club World ads, 720 Avios with a NOW TV stick

News in brief: IAG ‘to make a third €1.5bn offer for Norwegian’ Spanish newspaper Expansion reported yesterday (see here, Chrome can translate) that BA’s parent company, IAG, is to make a third offer for Norwegian. This will value the airline at 330 NOK per share, […]

Earn TRIPLE Avios with Accor – at least 7.5 per €1 spent!

Accor and Avios have launched a new ‘bonus Avios’ promotion.  This allows you to earn triple Avios on every stay at a Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, M Gallery, Ibis, Pullman etc hotel. You have six weeks to book and stay – the promotion runs to 4th July. Full […]

Bits: BA Doha suspension extended, double Virgin miles with Kaligo, No 1 Lounge summer offers

News in brief: British Airways extends suspension of Doha service The British Airways route to Doha has taken the brunt of cancellations over recent months due to the engine problems with the Boeing 787-9 fleet. The current suspension, due to end on 1st July, has […]

FIRST LOOK: Review of the new British Airways lounge at Aberdeen Airport

This is my review of the new British Airways lounge at Aberdeen Airport. Aberdeen Airport has recently seen a redevelopment programme.  As part of the work, British Airways has gained a brand new lounge which opened on Tuesday.  I popped in to take a look. […]

Bits: BA innovates its long-haul deep clean programme, update on redeeming Avios for Flybe, MBNA closes its AA cards

News in brief: British Airways starts long-haul deep clean BA has been circulating some images internally of the innovative deep clean programme which has been taking place on all 120 long-haul aircraft. With surprising honesty, it says “Dirty interiors have been a source of complaints […]

BA bits: LA and San Jose 787 cancellations, good US Winter Club World fares, are YOU called Harry or Meg(h)an?

BA news in brief: British Airways US cancellations The curse of the Boeing 787-9 is now starting to bite at British Airways. The following services are cancelled due to a shortage of long-haul aircraft due to engine problems: Los Angeles (flights BA281/280 only): from now […]

Bits: could you host a HFP Summer Party?, Flybe / Avios luggage quirk (or not), 10% off Qatar flights

News in brief: Could you host a HFP Summer Party? We are thinking – tentatively – about doing a HFP Summer Party this year after the huge success of the last two Christmas events.  (Here are the photos from last Christmas.)  If we’re going to […]

Bits: 75% off a £20 mytaxi voucher with Groupon, Tesco / LEGO Avios deal, back at Hilton Bournemouth

News in brief: Good Groupon deal: 75% off your next mytaxi ride There is a good deal on Groupon at the moment from London taxi app mytaxi.  For £5, new and existing customers can get £20 of mytaxi credit. The website description is not very well […]

Loganair launches Clan Loganair – is it worth a look?

Loganair, the airline which operates flights to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, primarily from Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh, has launched its own loyalty programme. The airline is probably best known for its service from Glasgow to Barra, where the plane lands on the beach […]

Bits: BA brings in long-haul Qatar Airways planes for 787 cover, new BA Aberdeen lounge opening

BA news in brief: British Airways applies to wet lease three Qatar Airways A330 aircraft As cover for its troublesome Boeing 787-9 fleet, British Airways has applied to the CAA for permission to wet lease three Qatar Airways long-haul aircraft for the period of 1st […]