British Airways and BA Executive Club

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Get up to 100,000 Avios when you join Citigold Wealth Management or Citigold Private Client

Last week we ran an article on Citibank’s attractive Avios offer for expats in the UK via the Citigold Expat scheme. In the original version of that article, I said that it seemed that Citigold Wealth Management and Citigroup Private Client had dropped their similar […]

Match your BA Gold or Silver card to Star Alliance Gold via TAP Air Portugal!

You can use your British Airways Executive Club Gold or Silver card to get Star Alliance Gold status via a new TAP Air Portugal status match! This would give you top tier privileges when travelling when any Star Alliance carrier, including Lufthansa, SWISS, United, Air […]

Weird – some ex-160 tier point routes from Gatwick only show 80 tier points from Heathrow! (Updated)

The switch of Gatwick short-haul services to Heathrow has led to an interesting but annoying quirk – some routes which offered 160 tier points now appear to only offer 80. EDIT: following our article, it now looks like British Airways has updated its system and […]

Where is British Airways flying to in Europe in July?

Where is British Airways currently flying to in the UK and Europe? British Airways has been tweaking its short haul network now that there is a little more clarity about which countries do not need a 14-day quarantine when you return to the UK. Routes […]

Which hotel chains offer lifetime status? (and the British Airways lifetime status criteria revealed)

Lifetime status is a popular perk among the hotel chains. In general, lifetime status usually requires such a high threshold that you would wonder why such a person would ever want to set foot in another hotel ever again if they did not have to! […]

ONE WEEK LEFT: Get 15,000 points (=15,000 Avios) sign-up bonus with Capital On Tap’s Visa SME credit card!

I wanted to remind you today about the special Head for Points sign-up deal on the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. Here’s the one line summary: Apply now and you will receive a sign-up bonus of 15,000 Capital On Tap points (worth […]

Here’s the new British Airways airport lounge breakfast

What food is British Airways offering for breakfast in its Heathrow lounges? We did an article yesterday on the new meal service being offered in the British Airways lounges in Terminal 5. I didn’t have any information on breakfast at that point, but thanks to […]

British Airways launches a new route to Belfast City Airport

British Airways has announced its first new route for some time, if you exclude those routes forcibly moved from Gatwick to Heathrow in recent weeks! From 1st September, BA CityFlyer will fly from London City Airport to Belfast City Airport.  It will run daily, except […]

How to earn Avios points on printing with is an Avios partner you probably haven’t heard of.  The company has been offering Avios points for a number of years – for at least as long as Head for Points has been running – but is never mentioned on as a partner. […]

What’s on the new British Airways airport lounge food menu?

Two of the British Airways lounges at the south end of Heathrow Terminal 5 re-opened today.  What food are they serving? Until 12.30, Business Class / Silver cardholders use Galleries Club South whilst First Class / Gold cardholders use Galleries First.  After 12.30, when traffic […]

British Airways Holidays launches a flash sale to celebrate the end of quarantine

British Airways Holidays has launched a flash sale following the announcement of the list of quarantee-free travel destinations. You can save up to £200 on holidays booked by 9th July.  You must fly out by 30th September and return by 7th October. For new Flight […]

What happened to the old British Airways Helicopters fleet?

Earlier this month, Bristow Helicopters and Era Group merged to create a dominant player in global helicopter services.  This seemed like a good excuse to re-run the story of British Airways Helicopters, in which Bristow played a marginal role. Some of our readers may be […]

British Airways to re-open three Heathrow business class lounges on Saturday

British Airways has announced it is re-opening its lounges from Saturday 4th July. This has been enabled by the easing of lockdown, which allows restaurants, pubs and cafes to re-open from providing they take measures to reduce the spread of the virus. The first lounge […]

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