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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.

What is an Avios point worth?

It is, amazingly, 18 months since I last discussed my thoughts on how to value an Avios point.  I thought it was worth running the numbers again for the benefit of new readers and to see if they still they stack up, especially as: British […]

Bits: €1250 British Airways Cape Town deal in Club World, 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, Cathay Pacific launches with AirPortr

News in brief: British Airways offering €1250 Club World flights to South Africa British Airways is offering some very aggressive fares out of Amsterdam if you fancy a break in Cape Town or Johannesburg in 2019. For return Club World fares from Amsterdam, you are […]

Bits: Avios invests in Monese, No 1 Lounges / Virgin Atlantic deal, new O2 concerts for Marriott points

News in brief: Avios invests in Monese On Monday I published a mini-rant about the bloated state of the UK credit card industry.  As part of that, I asked why investors were pouring vast sums into online current account start-ups (Monzo, Revolut, Starling etc) when […]

Bits: 2500 Avios off wine redemptions, Qatar’s Malta route confirmed – a good BA tier point run, Cathay lounge

News in brief: 2,500 Avios back when you redeem for wine Every year British Airways runs a Christmas promotion to encourage you to redeem Avios for cases of wine. The 2018 version has not been widely advertised and appears to end today.  It is also […]

What Jamie did right – and very, very wrong – when he booked his Indonesia holiday on Avios

Over the last couple of weeks we have run a series of flight reviews from Jamie’s recent month-long holiday in Asia.  The majority of the international flights were booked with Avios. Before we go on, I should say that I wasn’t involved in the booking […]

Good BA credit cards launch in France and Italy – why aren’t fintech firms entering our broken market?

New British Airways credit cards launched in France and Italy last week.  Whilst most of us won’t be able to apply for them, it is always worth keeping an eye on what benefits the airline is offering in other markets. What is interesting is how […]

Bits: new BA ‘50% buy Avios’ bonus, My Lounge opens at Gatwick South, Shangri-La’s new Blacklane partnership

News in brief: 50% bonus when you buy Avios British Airways is launching another ‘buy Avios’ bonus promotion today. Until 16th December you will receive 50% bonus Avios when you buy or gift points. As well as being the highest bonus we have seen for quite […]

Bits: BA improves On Business, Virgin pilots strike, Hilton Mallorca and Hotel des Indes leaving

News in brief: A change to British Airways On Business On Business is the small business loyalty scheme run by British Airways.  Whilst hugely devalued a couple of years ago, there is no reason NOT to sign-up if you are a VAT-registered company as you […]

Why January 2013 was an amazing sweet spot for a free Maldives holiday

There is a generally accepted view that, over time, all reward schemes get worse.  People say that you should spend your points as you earn, rather than holding them for retirement or some unspecified time in the future. I don’t necessarily agree with this. It […]

Bits: 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, warning for BA GGL or GUF holders, triple Accor points on one stay

News in brief: 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus via Iberia Plus Iberia is currently offering a 50% bonus when you buy 2,000+ Avios before 31st December.  These will drop into an Iberia Plus account, but can be moved to British Airways via ‘Combine My Avios’. (Remember […]

Bits: Plaza Premium loses Cathay T3 management, LOT launches City to Vilnius, BA launching Islamabad?

News in brief: Plaza Premium loses management of Cathay Pacific lounge Plaza Premium confirmed to us this week that it is no longer managing the Cathay Pacific lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3. We had heard rumours of this from readers in the last couple of […]

A unique opportunity to use London City’s First Class Lounge – and be driven to your plane – for FREE!

Two years ago we reviewed London City Airport’s new First Class Lounge in the Private Jet Centre. Yes, London City Airport DOES have a lounge – in fact, two lounges – but not many people are aware of it as they are not in the main terminal.  […]

Bits: 5% off SNO ski holidays, BA launches Ljubljana and Montpellier, earn double Radisson Rewards points

News in brief: Get 5% off your ski holiday with a SNO promo code Winter holidays are approaching fast and we wanted to remind everyone that ski holidays company SNO is still offering an exclusive 5% off discount code for all Head for Points readers […]

Bits: HFP on Radio 4, new Amex cashback hotel deals inc Marriott, changes to the Tesco Premium credit card

News in brief: Listen to me on ‘You and Yours’ I did a segment on Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ yesterday lunchtime, discussing the recent changes to petrol loyalty with Esso dropping Clubcard and BP dropping Nectar – which Esso is joining!  We did a Shopper […]

What is the best use of American Express Membership Rewards points?

I have written numerous articles before about using American Express Membership Rewards points and a few pieces on how I value airline miles and hotel points. I have pulled together both of these strands in this updated 2018 article on how to make the best […]

Get 250 bonus Heathrow Rewards points (=250 miles) with every Heathrow Express purchase!

Heathrow Rewards and Heathrow Express have teamed up to offer a generous bonus promotion. Between 1st December and 31st December, you will receive 250 bonus Heathrow Rewards points with EVERY Heathrow Express purchase you make. This is on top of the standard – and pretty […]

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