British Airways and BA Executive Club

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Mobile bank Monese launches exclusive partnership with Avios

This article is sponsored by Monese The globally-connected banking service Monese has launched an exclusive partnership with Avios. Back in December we wrote about how Avios Group had joined a £60m funding round for Monese and asked whether this was going to lead to an Avios […]

Generous £75 off £250 Hilton spend with new Amex deal – plus an Amex offers round-up

One of the most popular American Express cashback deals has returned.  And this one is surprisingly generous. If you have a look at the ‘Offers’ section on ALL of your Amex online statement pages, you might see a new Hilton offer available for registration. You […]

Bits: BA launches its BOAC 747, Osaka deal, £100 Emirates / Amex credit, 20% bonus buying Etihad miles

News in brief: BA’s repainted BOAC Boeing 747 takes off British Airways launched its first repainted aircraft yesterday, one of a handful of classic liveries that will be applied to selected planes this year as part of BA’s 100th birthday celebrations. It uses the livery […]

What do you do when BA suspects you of selling Avios and closes your account?

Like virtually all other frequent flyer schemes, British Airways Executive Club lets you issue tickets for other people using your Avios. Unless you are in a BA Household Account, there are no restrictions on this.  Some airlines take a harder line – Singapore Airlines, for […]

Bits: sneak peak of BA’s 747 in BOAC colours, Hilton launches ‘Points Explorer’, £100 off Virgin Upper Class to NYC

News in brief: A sneak peak of BA’s repainted Boeing 747 As we covered recently, British Airways is repainting a series of aircraft in historic liveries as part of its 100th birthday celebrations. The first, a Boeing 747 in BOAC livery, will be unveiled on […]

BA Holidays luxury city breaks flash offer this weekend – cheaper than just booking a flight!

British Airways Holidays is running a special luxury breaks flash offer this weekend, valid for holidays to Europe, New York and South Africa amongst other places. There are some decent prices here but you need to book by midnight on Monday 18th February. You can see […]

Bits: BA 2-4-1 Premium Economy deal to Jo’burg, Etihad’s 2-4-1 sale, Helsinki gets a new Priority Pass lounge

News in brief: British Airways 2-4-1 Premium Economy deal to Jo’burg As part of its occasional ‘Dream Tickets’ promotions, British Airways is running a 2-4-1 offer on Premium Economy tickets to Johannesburg. Full details are on here.  You must: book by 17th February travel […]

NEW: Earn Avios with a small business Mastercard – and a special extra sign-up bonus for HFP readers!

At last!  After many years of having Head for Points readers email me in search of a good travel rewards payment card to use for their business purchases, we finally have something. You can now earn Avios with a small business Mastercard.  And this is […]

Bits: new 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus launches today, Virgin launching Tel Aviv, St Regis Venice coming

News in brief: 50% bonus when you buy Avios British Airways is launching another ‘buy Avios’ bonus promotion today. Until 24th February you will receive 50% bonus Avios when you buy or gift points. This is as high a bonus as we see these days and there […]

BA changes the small print of its Economist offer after we call it out – but it is still weak

Last Saturday I did an article on the new British Airways promotion for The Economist. As I wrote at the time, it appeared to be very generous.  This is what was offered (click to enlarge): It implies that you were getting 1,200 Avios for taking out a […]

Bits: 1700 Avios with an Avis car rental, InterCon Ambassador benefits, Aer Lingus A321LR launch info

News in brief: Get 1,700 Avios with an Avis car rental Iberia has launched a special car rental deal with Avis.  This will get you 1,700 Avios on rentals up to 30th April, which in most cases is more generous than the ‘3 Avios per […]

ENDS TUESDAY: Get 2p per point using ‘Part Pay With Avios’ for five days only

British Airways has launched a generous tweak to its ‘Part Pay With Avios’ proposition, for just five days. Until Tuesday 12th February, you can save £100 on a return World Traveller or World Traveller Plus flight when you redeem just 5,000 Avios during the booking […]

Bits: Behind the scenes on the new BA ad, ‘BA 100’ pin auction ending, Macdonald Hotels closes The Club

News in brief: ‘Behind the scenes’ on the new British Airways 100th anniversary ad The new celebrity-filled British Airways TV advertisement to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the airline launched last week. A 3-minute ‘making of / behind the scenes’ video has now been launched […]

Bits: BA to move into Terminal 8 at JFK in 2022, collect Avios at Twickenham, more Small Luxury Hotels join Hyatt

News in brief: British Airways to move into Terminal 8 at New York JFK The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced yesterday that British Airways is to move from Terminal 7 to Terminal 8 at New York JFK in 2022. This is […]

Special HFP reader offer as BA Redemption Finder expands to cover Virgin Atlantic!

This is our review of the ‘new and improved’ Reward Flight Finder website. There are only a handful of third-party miles and points ‘tools’ that I actively recommend.  These include: AwardWallet – the ‘one click’ way of keeping track of ALL your miles and points […]

Transferring hotel points to airline miles … when is it worth it?

All of the major hotel points currencies allow you to transfer your points into airline miles.  You will often find the airlines encouraging it – every 9-10 months, British Airways offers a 35% transfer bonus when you move hotel points into Avios.  This offer last […]

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