British Airways and BA Executive Club

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Bits: Hilton London redemption increases, Avios / Charles Tyrwhitt promo, HFP party update

News in brief: Hilton HAS quietly increased the points price of three London hotels On Monday we wrote about the quiet Hilton Honors redemption price rises.  I said that London seemed to have got away without any changes, but that rises were still filtering through […]

Bits: Hilton increases some redemption rates, BA 747 flypast with Red Arrows, Addison Lee discount codes

News in brief: Hilton Honors increases some redemption rates with no notice Hilton Honors has quietly increased some redemption rates over the last few days, with no notice. Hilton has no ‘official’ redemption chart any longer, of course.  Rewards are dynamically priced based on the […]

My experience suing British Airways, after CEDR failed

Two years ago we ran a detailed article on how to take British Airways to CEDR complaints arbitration.  CEDR is an independent dispute resolution body that adjudicates disputes between passengers and subscribing airlines, and is meant to help both sides avoid a court case. CEDR […]

The early May Bank Holiday in 2020 has been moved … book (or rebook) your flights now

The Government has announced that the May Day bank holiday in 2020 will be moved. Instead of taking place on Monday 4th May, it will now take place on Friday 8th May. This is to allow it to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE […]

Bits: British Airways cancels the 747 domestic flights, a painted BA A350, Miles & More ends hotel points transfers

News in brief: British Airways cancels its 747 flights to Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow Last week we reported that British Airways was sending its three ‘retro’ repainted Boeing 747s in BOAC, Landor and Negus heritage livery to Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow on 25th August. Once […]

Bits: why you should turn down BA’s new ‘at the airport’ Avios upgrades; BA’s Sofitel T5 check-in trial ends

News in brief: Avoid BA’s new trial of ‘at airport’ Avios upgrades During June, British Airways is trialling something new at Heathrow.  During midweek office hours, passengers on cash tickets may be offered the chance to upgrade their seat using Avios.  The offer will come […]

Which Avios-earning small business Mastercard from Capital On Tap is best for you?

We have run two articles over the last four months on Capital On Tap, a small-but-growing payments group which is working with Avios to offer two small business Mastercards.  Over 200 Head for Points readers have successfully signed up so far via our special reader […]

LAST CALL: Earn up to 8 Avios per £1 with a special promotion

I wanted to give the / Avios promotion another mention today as the current special offer ends tomorrow. and British Airways Executive Club now have a direct earning relationship, allowing you to earn Avios with every hotel booking. This deal allows you to […]

Lots of British Airways First Class and Club World US Avios availability …. but not surprising when you see the new ex-US charges!

EDIT, Thursday: a LOT of this availability has now been removed.  Was it a mistake – it was there for five days – or not?  We’ll probably never know.  Do keep checking as pockets do still seem to be there. British Airways has opened up […]

Bits: new Hilton / Amex deal, Curve adds the Miles & More credit card, Royal Air Maroc and oneworld

More news in brief: New Hilton / American Express promotion launched Hilton has launched a new American Express promotion.  This may be found on some, all or none of your Amex cards, under the ‘Offer’ tab on your online statement page. There are a few […]

Earn 1,000 bonus Avios on your Marriott hotel stays in Europe

Marriott has just launched a new Avios bonus promoting European hotels in their Luxury, Premium, Select and Long Stay brand groups. This means that all Marriott brands except the Autograph Collection, Design Hotels and Tribute Portfolio are included. You will earn 1,000 bonus Avios per […]

Bits: BA scheduling 747’s on domestics for a day, see Queen’s Club tennis with Emirates

News in brief: British Airways running 747’s on domestic services for a day British Airways seems to be planning a few events for the late August Bank Holiday weekend because Sunday 25th August is ‘the’ day for the 100th birthday celebrations. (This assumes you are […]

Bits: apply to run Virgin Flying Club, BA’s first A350 in the paint shop, who won our Etihad competition?

News in brief: Want to run Virgin Flying Club? This is not an entirely facetious remark, since HFP is read by most people who work in UK travel loyalty. Virgin Flying Club is looking for a new head.  The full job ad is here. Oli […]

Bits: BA Geneva lounge closure delayed, 1000 bonus Avios with Avis rentals, IHG stops Miles & More transfers

News in brief: British Airways Geneva lounge closure delayed The closure of the British Airways lounge in Geneva, which we mentioned on Monday, has been delayed. It will now close on 9th June and will reopen in ‘late 2019’ following a major refurbishment. You will […]

Bits: see Wimbledon with Hertz (no bids so far!), Hilton is 100 today, Avios / promo

News in brief: See Wimbledon with Hertz – no bids so far! Yesterday we covered the chance to spend a day at Wimbledon with full hospitality by using your IHG Rewards Club points. Reader Charlieface sent me a link to a similar Wimbledon points auction […]

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