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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.

EXCLUSIVE PICS: We reveal the changes to British Airways World Traveller Plus

British Airways has been touting improvements in the World Traveller Plus ‘soft product’ (food, bedding etc) for some time.  I’ve now managed to get hold of some information on what is coming as well as some not-seen-elsewhere promotional images of the new meal service. The […]

How I (almost) recreated BA Club Europe on Vueling for £64 one-way!

I was in Gatwick’s South Terminal last Thursday reviewing the new My Lounge lounge as you may have seen on Monday.  I was on my way to Barcelona to do a review for Marriott which will run in a day or so. Flying early in the […]

How to earn Avios booking hotels via Agoda – and is it worth it?

Agoda is one of the lesser known British Airways Executive Club hotel partners, of which you can see the full list here. Agoda is a hotels.com-style hotel booking website, originally focused on Asia.  It was acquired by Priceline and is now a sister company to booking.com. […]

What does the Virgin Atlantic takeover of Flybe mean for Avios collectors?

All of the coverage of Virgin Atlantic’s proposed acquisition and rebranding of Flybe has, not surprisingly, focused on what it means for Flybe and for Virgin Atlantic. What hasn’t been discussed is what impact the deal will have on Avios. When I heard that Virgin […]

BACK AGAIN: Get 3,000 Avios or other miles with the Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has brought back its generous sign-up bonus worth 3,000 points for 2019. 3,000 points is a very generous sign-up bonus for Heathrow Rewards.  It is especially generous given the recent 50% and 100% transfer […]

How many tier points does each British Airways route earn?

This article lists every British Airways flight from London together with the tier points that you will earn in British Airways Executive Club. If you want to know how many tier points you earn for a particular British Airways flight, there is no official list. […]

Bits: £20 Eurowings Amex cashback, Etihad sale, double Qatar miles, Avios / Charles Tyrwhitt offer

News in brief: £20 Eurowings cashback American Express has launched a cashback deal with Eurowings.  Eurowings is the Lufthansa-owned low cost carrier which now flies all of Lufthansa’s UK flights which do not go to its Frankfurt or Munich hubs – Berlin, Hamburg etc. If […]

Four Avios-earning hotel partners which you can’t credit to BA Executive Club

It is now over seven years since Avios was launched and the British Airways and Iberia loyalty schemes given the same ‘currency’.  Whilst efforts have been made to unify the different partners who work with each programme, it has been a slow process.  It was […]

Bits: Nashville gains BA First Class, 15% off UK Aspire lounges, BBC documentary on in-flight air quality

News in brief: Nashville gains First Class Back in October we reported that British Airways was moving the Nashville service, launched in May 2018, to daily operation from the Summer 2019 timetable.  There are presently five flights per week, increasing to seven from 19th April. The service has […]

HFP’s full list of British Airways Avios redemption pricing by route

It is surprisingly tricky to find out how many Avios are required for a particular route.  You need to go to ba.com, track down the ‘Avios Spending Calculator’ page and then type in your destination and preferred travel class.  It is a bit of a […]

Get 5,000 Avios (or other miles) sign-up bonus with the free HSBC Premier credit card

HSBC Premier has launched a special sign-up bonus on its free HSBC Premier credit card. Until 2nd March, you will receive 10,000 HSBC Premier points – the usual bonus is nothing – when you take out the free HSBC Premier credit card and spend £1,000 […]

Bits: bonus Avios at Shell, Eurostar adds 3rd Dutch service, QHotels converting to Marriott’s Delta brand

News in brief: Earn double Avios with Shell Drivers Club Shell Drivers Club is offering double points on all Shell V-Power purchases until 31st January.  Full details are on their website here. Double points means four points (two Avios) per litre with Shell V-Power.  Standard fuel […]

Which low interest rate credit cards also earn points?

When I cover miles and points credit cards on Head for Points, there is something which I always try to ram home.  In general, miles and points credit cards are not suitable for you if you do not clear your balance every month. Miles and […]

Biggest bonus yet – up to 25,200 Avios for an Economist subscription (as low as 0.96p per Avios)

British Airways and The Economist have brought back their special offer for taking out a subscription.  This is the biggest bonus yet. As you can see at this link, you can earn up to 25,200 Avios with a new subscription to The Economist. Here are the […]

How to redeem Avios for long-haul business class flights on Air Italy

Over the last few months, a new way of redeeming for Avios for long-haul business class flights has been taking shape – with Air Italy. In late 2017, Qatar Airways acquired a 49% stake in Italian airline Meridiana.  Meridiana was a slightly bizarre airline, to […]

Iberia claims it is part of a department store and not an airline to avoid Brexit shutdown

Yes, in a dose of Brexit inspired madness, BA’s sister airline Iberia has made a surprising revelation: it is not actually a subsidiary of a major international aviation group.  It is, in fact, part of Spanish department store group El Corte Ingles.  Which, admittedly, could […]

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