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.

Bits: good SWISS and Lufthansa sale, Hyatt correction, Tandem pulls its cashback card

News in brief: Good SWISS and Lufthansa business class sale SWISS and Lufthansa have launched a new sale for UK departures. You need to book by 15th December for travel between 1st January and 30th November 2020.  It covers all classes, but if I focus […]

REMINDER: Open virtually ANY seat for Avios, on any flight, if you hit a qualifying target with BA’s current promo

I wanted to give the current British Airways ‘joker’ promotion another mention today.  Whilst the offer runs until mid-February, you need to book AND fly by that date to qualify. Importantly, if you make your bookings by 13th December then you will also earn double […]

NEW: Get £105 or 10,500 Avios sign-up bonus (and 1p or 1 Avios per £1 spent) with Capital On Tap’s new Visa card

As we mentioned briefly yesterday, Capital On Tap has merged its two existing small business Visa payment cards into one – and kept the best bits of both products. I am fully in favour of this change, as the product is now substantially easier to […]

Bits: HSBC 25% Avios transfer bonus is live, cheap Avios via Groupon Ireland, Capital On Tap improvements

News in brief: 25% transfer bonus from HSBC to Avios is working A week ago, we wrote that we may be about to see a new transfer bonus between HSBC Premier credit cards and British Airways Executive Club. This was based on the fact that […]

Should you gamble and credit SkyTeam flights to Air Europa, hoping they become Avios?

The big news in the aviation world last month was that IAG, the parent company of British Airways, announced the acquisition of Air Europa for €1bn. Air Europa is the 3rd biggest airline in Spain.  The acquisition, according to IAG, will turn Madrid into a […]

Good new Amex cashback deals for Christmas shopping: TFL, Harrods, John Lewis, Fenwick etc …. plus Accor

American Express has launched a number of new cashback deals to help cut the cost of your Christmas shopping. These are a very generous group of offers.  However, if my own family cards are anything to go by, it seems that they are not appearing […]

Bits: Who won our 1 million Monese Avios?, Heathrow Express cuts Avios rate, 3000 Avios from Avis

News in brief: Who won 1 million Avios in our Monese competition? Back in September we ran a competition in association with online bank Monese to win 1 million Avios. I apologise for the delay in announcing the winner.  Monese wanted to be the first […]

FOR NEW AND EXISTING USERS: Get 5,000 Avios or other miles with a Rocketmiles hotel booking

Hotel booking site Rocketmiles has launched an EXCELLENT Black Friday promotion which can earn you 5,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles from just one booking. Importantly, this offer is open to ALL Rocketmiles customers.  It is not just for new users – even if […]

More Black Friday deals: 25% off plus Avios at Hackett, 40% off Accor hotels, £19 sub to Conde Nast Traveller, NCP savings

Here are some more Black Friday deals we’ve been sent. This is an extra Friday article which will be emailed on Saturday. Hopefully you can find one that is relevant for you! Save 25% at Hackett Menswear retailer Hackett offers 10 Avios for every £1 you […]

Here are the British Airways Black Friday to Cyber Monday deals – anything interesting?

British Airways has released its Black Friday deals.   These went live today (28th) and run to Tuesday 3rd December. It is a mixed bag and I’m not quite sure what to make of it.  They don’t appear too desperate to fill premium seats. Details are […]

Bits: Hilton’s EXCELLENT Japan / HK flash sale, Cathay flight discount code, HSBC to Avios transfer bonus coming?

News in brief: Excellent Hilton ‘50% off’ flash sale for Japan and Hong Kong Hilton has launched a short flash sale covering its hotels in Japan, Korea, Guam & Hong Kong. There are some VERY good deals here, particularly for Japan.  I saw in the […]

Your 100 free Iberia Avios have arrived …. this is how to transfer them to British Airways Avios

Two weeks ago we told you how to earn 100 free Avios in Iberia Plus by entering a competition. Our article is here – you can still enter and get your 100 Avios if you haven’t already, as the closing date is 4th December. If […]

FIRST REVIEW: We visit the new British Airways lounge in Geneva

This is our review of the new British Airways lounge at Geneva Airport. British Airways reopened its lounge at Geneva Airport last Friday. Having failed to see the new-look lounges in Johannesburg or San Francisco yet (not unreasonable to be fair) or Rome or Milan […]

Bits: buy cheap Avios from Groupon Ireland (in English!), 20% off a BA kids backpack, Virgin drops 2nd Jo’burg service

News in brief: Buy cheap Avios via Groupon Ireland (in English!) from 1.05p Yesterday we covered the return of the ‘cheap Avios’ promotion run by Groupon Spain, in association with Iberia Plus. A smart-eyed reader let us know that Groupon Ireland is also running this […]

Bits: BA’s 4th A350 damaged by the painters – check your flights, buy cheap Avios via Groupon from 1.06p

News in brief: BA’s fourth A350 badly damaged by the painters! In one of the more bizarre stories we’ve covered this year, the delivery date for the fourth British Airways A350 aircraft has been delayed due to a painting accident. This has practical implications for […]

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