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REGISTER NOW: Earn double Avios on British Airways flights and via BA Holidays

British Airways has launched a new ‘double Avios’ offer for the Autumn. This has the potential to be very lucrative if you can work it around your travel plans. For the first time, this offer has also been extended to BA Holidays.  Not only will […]

CANCELLED: British Airways pilot strike on 27th September is called off in a bizarre BALPA move

If you are holding an industrial dispute – or indeed any sort of dispute – standing your ground is one of the keys to success.  Once you are seen as weak, your opponent realises that it has the upper hand. I mention this because it […]

Is there still a place for the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport?

With fintech start-ups such as Curve, Revolut and Monzo targetting the travelling public with cards offering 0% foreign exchange fees and multi-currency wallets, is there any future for increasingly ‘old school’ products such as the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport?  I thought it was worth taking […]

BA forced to reduce A320neo seating capacity due to safety concerns

As if British Airways didn’t have enough to deal with at the moment, it has been forced to reduce the seating capacity on its new A320neo short-haul aircraft due to safety concerns. BA has kept this quiet so far and I have not seen it […]

Now official: BA updates its guidlines on getting Avios and tier points for strike-affected flights

Yesterday we ran an article explaining how British Airways was planning to deal with the issue of awarding Avios and tier points for flights impacted by strike action. It seems that British Airways was not planning to give Avios or tier points to anyone who […]

Bits: Avios windfall for ex-Tesco mortgage holders, extra £30 off Virgin’s Economy Delight, Cathay suspending Dublin

News in brief: Avios windfall for anyone who has a Tesco Bank mortgage Back in May, we covered the announcement that Tesco Bank had decided to pull out of the mortgage market. It was recently announced that Lloyds Banking Group had bought the ‘book’ in […]

Will you be getting Avios and tier points if your flight was impacted by the BA strike? Possibly.

When I updated our article on the British Airways pilot strike on Monday, I said that you should ensure that British Airways credits you with the Avios and Executive Club tier points you would have received, had your flight not been cancelled or transferred to […]

Bits: 100% bonus buying Hilton points, another £1 Avios redemption quirk, £15 Lufty / SWISS Amex cashback

News in brief: Get a 100% bonus buying Hilton points – worth it? Hilton Honors has launched a new promotion offering a 100% bonus when you purchase 10,000+ points. The Hilton ‘buy points’ page is here. Regular readers of Head for Points will know that I […]

How to book Avios Reward Flight Saver flights on BA ‘Fifth Freedom’ routes

I have written many articles in the past about Reward Flight Saver redemptions, where British Airways caps your ‘taxes and charges’ fee at £35 return for economy, £50 return for business or £55 for First (now Moscow only, I think). As well as shuttling around […]

Bits: BA pilot strike update, IHG losing its two new Manchester hotels to Hyatt, Reward Flight Finder trouble

News in brief: An update on the British Airways pilot strike I don’t want to spend too much time on the British Airways pilot strike, because it is being covered enough by the mainstream media. Interestingly, British Airways did not make an effort yesterday to […]

Where can you fly on BA from T3 to visit the excellent Qantas and Cathay Pacific lounges?

Long time readers of HFP will know that when you are flying from Heathrow Terminal 3 you are spoilt for choice when it comes to airline lounges. The excellent Qantas lounge (review here) has now been open for almost two years, and is regarded as […]

Get 5,000 Avios or other miles with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking

Hotel booking site Rocketmiles has launched an EXCELLENT ‘first user’ promotion which can earn you 5,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles from just one night. EDIT:  we amended the article to reflect the fact that not all hotels are participating What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles […]

How to use Avios for domestic Japanese flights – with no tax!

We’ve run this article by HFP reader Ricardo before.  However, it contains valuable advice for anyone planning a trip to Japan and I like to revisit – and fully update – it every 18 months or so for the benefit of new readers or for […]

Confirmation that BA is now only charging 50p Avios cancellation fees on short haul!

As regular readers will know, British Airways is currently running a trial on differential Avios pricing for short-haul flights. As well as the usual option showing Reward Flight Saver taxes and charges of £35 in Euro Traveller or £50 in Club Europe, there are additional […]

Bits: 30% buy Avios bonus (waste of space!), last chance to book in Hilton’s Asia Pacific sale

News in brief: Get a 30% bonus when you buy Avios – but don’t bother British Airways has launched another ‘buy Avios’ bonus promotion.  It is weak. Until 24th September you will receive 30% bonus Avios when you buy or gift points. You need to […]

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