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British Airways and Avios

British Airways Executive Club is the frequent-flyer program for British Airways.  It uses a reward currency called ‘Avios’. This article looks at what an Avios point is worth.

If you are new to collecting Avios, we suggest you start with the basics with our Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Avios.

In our Beginner’s Guide to Spending Avios, we look at how you can maximise the value you get from your Avios and how to avoid high taxes and charges on flights.

If you are interested in earning Avios from credit cards, you should read this article comparing all the Avios-earning credit cards.

You can learn more about British Airways Executive Club on the British Airways website here.

BA closes the Avios-earning British Airways Prepaid Mastercard

In 2022 British Airways launched a Prepaid Mastercard. It was designed to allow fee-free foreign currency spending, but could also be used in the UK for day-to-day spend. A lot of HfP readers took it .....

In 2022 British Airways launched a Prepaid Mastercard. It was designed to allow fee-free foreign currency .....

by Rob Burgess37 comments

What do Qatar Airways Avios flights cost from the UK?

Back in March 2022, Qatar Airways adopted Avios as its loyalty currency. This brought many benefits to UK-based Avios collectors, including the ability to earn and spend Avios on the new airline, .....

Back in March 2022, Qatar Airways adopted Avios as its loyalty currency. This brought many benefits to .....

by Rob Burgess66 comments

BA’s last A350 arrives: how is the Club Suite roll-out progressing?

British Airways will receive its final A350-1000 this week, completing a fleet of eighteen aircraft. This completes an order first placed with Airbus in 2013, with the first aircraft delivered in .....

British Airways will receive its final A350-1000 this week, completing a fleet of eighteen aircraft. This .....

by Rhys Jones138 comments

Review: the ‘refreshed’ British Airways lounge at Edinburgh Airport

This is my review of the British Airways lounge at Edinburgh Airport. It is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK. You see all of the reviews here. Late last year (2023), .....

This is my review of the British Airways lounge at Edinburgh Airport. It is part of our series of reviews of .....

by Rhys Jones37 comments

Do you know the expiry rules for your Avios and other airline miles?

There is nothing more frustrating than finding that your miles have expired when you finally come to use them or add to them. This is most likely to happen with secondary programmes where you once .....

There is nothing more frustrating than finding that your miles have expired when you finally come to use them .....

by Rob Burgess31 comments

How to earn and spend Avios on Vueling flights

How can you earn and spend Avios with Vueling? IAG’s Spanish low cost carrier Vueling (pronounced bwelin I think) has been part of Avios for seven years now, although not everyone is aware .....

How can you earn and spend Avios with Vueling? IAG’s Spanish low cost carrier Vueling .....

by Rob Burgess21 comments

Where does British Airways fly from London Gatwick?

After a covid hiatus, British Airways is once again flying from Gatwick airport, albeit with a slightly smaller choice of destinations. Short haul operations restarted in 2022 following the launch of .....

After a covid hiatus, British Airways is once again flying from Gatwick airport, albeit with a slightly .....

by Rhys Jones170 comments

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