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.

Get 2,000 Avios with ANY hotel booking, however cheap, via our current Kaligo.com offer

Between 1st and 31st July we are running an exclusive promotion with hotel booking site Kaligo.com, the booking site which awards Avios points with every hotel you book. If you spend over £700 on hotels at Kaligo.com before midnight on 31st July, across one or […]

BA cuts Avios taxes to £1 in the UK and Europe – but it isn’t as good as it sounds

It’s back.  Following a short trial in April, British Airways is rolling out ‘£1 taxes’ Avios redemptions on ALL UK and European routes for a trial period. Instead of paying £35 (Euro Traveller) or £50 (Club Europe) in taxes and charges on return short haul […]

Visit the free “BA2119 – Flight of the Future” exhibition at Saatchi Gallery

As part of its 100th birthday celebrations, British Airways is running a special event in August at the Saatchi Gallery in London. To quote: What will aviation look like in 20 years, 40 years, 60 years and beyond? Through in-depth research, and in partnership with […]

Bits: win a BA Holiday in Durban, new Holiday Inn in Bournemouth, Milan Linate closing for three months

News in brief: Win a 5-star holiday to Durban British Airways is running a competition with Absolute Radio this week to promote the new route to Durban. The winner receives two economy flights to Durban.  This is admittedly not the ideal prize for HFP readers, […]

Bits: Amazon Prime Day is live, British Airways outsources its Amsterdam lounge, win Malaysia Airlines flights

News in brief: Amazon Prime Day – big discounts all day today and tomorrow Amazon Prime Day has returned for the fifth time. What started as a one off event for Amazon’s 20th birthday four years ago, is now an established annual event where Amazon […]

Can you use Avios to reach Easter Island or the Galapagos with LATAM?

It is not often that we write about LATAM, the South American airline that formed out of LAN Chile and Brazilian carrier TAM earlier this decade. It is, however, part of oneworld and therefore an interesting opportunity for earning and spending Avios if you ever […]

Bits: Unite announces Heathrow strike, 40% Clubcard bonus to ex-Shell members, Guildford to Heathrow coach launched

News in brief: Unite announce six days of Heathrow strikes in pay dispute Totally separate to the British Airways cabin crew and pilot pay dispute, the Unite union has announced a series of six strikes by its workers at Heathrow. These will cover: Friday 26th […]

Holiday Tips 3 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

With the schools breaking up, I am currently running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value from your Summer travel.  Part 1, on earning Avios and miles from car rentals, […]

First look at the new British Airways lounge at San Francisco International Airport

British Airways has re-opened its lounge in San Francisco with a brand new look. Late last year we reported that British Airways had closed its lounge at San Francisco airport for ‘construction’.  At the time it was unclear if this meant a full refurbishment as […]

Bits: Amex rolls out its spend-based bonus promo to more people, Finnair adds Busan, Iberia adds Cairo

News in brief: American Express rolls out more spend-based bonuses 10 day ago we wrote about a new spend-based bonus promotion launched by American Express for many people – but not everyone – who have Preferred Rewards Gold or The Platinum Card.  The deal may also […]

Bits: BA Beijing flights moving to Daxing, Miles & More launches miles transfers, YOTEL opening in Edinburgh

News in brief: British Airways Beijing flights moving to Daxing British Airways has announced that all Beijing flights will move to the new Daxing airport on 27th October, at the start of the Winter timetable.  BA is the first international airline to set a moving […]

Bits: BA pilots strike moves nearer, BA Amex ‘buy Avios’ bonus, Marriott & BA’s GDPR fines, Stansted Express family deal

News in brief: Strike by BA pilots looking more likely As we have covered before, the British Airline Pilots Association is currently balloting its members who work for British Airways on industrial action. It turns out that BALPA and BA spent Monday and Tuesday at […]

Finally …… the full British Airways peak and off peak Avios calendar for 2020

What are the peak and off-peak dates for redeeming Avios points in 2020?  British Airways still hasn’t officially released the peak and off peak dates for reward flights in 2020 but we now have some clarity on what the calendar will look like next year. […]

Holiday Tips 2 – earning Avios or other miles when ordering foreign currency

This is the second part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series, covering ways of earning miles and points from every aspect of your holiday planning.  The article yesterday covered earning Avios and other miles from car rentals. Even if you do decide to pay for the […]

Holiday Tips 1 – Earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals, and saving on insurance

This article looks at how to earn Avios and other airline miles from car rentals. The schools are nearly out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look […]

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