British Airways and BA Executive Club

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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.


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Good new BA Amex ‘bonus Avios’ promotion – requires registration

If you have a British Airways American Express card, an interesting new promotion could be waiting for you.  Many, but definitely not all, cardholders seem to have it.  My wife and I do not. You need to go to the American Express website here, log in, […]

Bits: BA’s ‘Upgrade to First’ offer back, Avios / Charles Tyrwhitt shirts offer, Florence with a Priority Pass

News in brief: British Airways ‘Upgrade to First’ offer returns British Airways has brought back its regular ‘Upgrade to First’ offer. Until 31st May, any Club World flight you purchase which is ticketed in semi-flexible R, D, or C class, or a fully flexible J class, […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here – scroll down to Clause 3 – although […]

Bits: 25% discount buying Marriott points, good PE and business Lufthansa sale, BA expands S7 codeshare

News in brief: 25% discount if you buy Marriott Bonvoy points You have your first opportunity to buy Marriott Bonvoy at a discount since the scheme launched in February. Via this page of the website, you will save 25% on all points purchases until 15th […]

Bits: BA sending gifts if you’ve flown to the moon!, Virgin sale ends today, Dot to Dot music festival

News in brief: Special BA gifts if you have flown to the moon! British Airways is sending out a special gift to Executive Club members who have ‘flown it to the moon and back’. Some members who have flown more than 477,710 miles on British […]

EXCLUSIVE: BA trialling new Avios pricing – NO taxes but more Avios

Here is something very interesting.  British Airways is trialling Avios redemptions with virtually ZERO taxes. Take a look at the screenshot below.  It shows a one-way Avios redemption on British Airways from London Heathrow to Chania in Greece. If you look at our full list of […]

Bits: Why BA dropped the FT, 10% BA discount at Brewdog bars, Marriott’s new luxury resort in Cyprus

News in brief: Why British Airways dropped the Financial Times We reported yesterday on the news that British Airways has severed links with the Financial Times and will no longer be offering the newspaper in its lounges, on board or at aircraft gates. (Although, oddly, you […]

Will Amex devalue Membership Rewards – and should you convert Amex, Clubcard, Heathrow or HSBC points to Avios on receipt?

In the comments to our article yesterday on the changes to certain American Express card sign-up and referral bonuses, a couple of readers questioned the merit of leaving their Membership Rewards points sitting with American Express, rather than moving them. The logic, according to these […]

The beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus or not

As we covered yesterday, American Express has announced a 2nd round of ‘no notice’ changes to its personal credit and charge cards.  The details are here.  This follows the changes made in late March to the rules on how you qualify for a sign-up bonus. […]

Bits: BA dumps the FT, No 1 Lounges opening in Luton, see French Open Tennis with Emirates Skywards

News in brief: British Airways drops the Financial Times British Airways has pulled the Financial Times from its flights, lounges and boarding gates. The Sun, apparently, will continue to be available ….. This was clearly not a decision taken by the FT, since it has […]

Get up to 100,000 Avios from Citigold Wealth Management

Last May, British Airways Executive Club launched a new financial partnership with Citibank and its Citigold Wealth Management division. We covered it at the time but, doing a quick search, it seems that we haven’t mentioned it all in the last 11 months.  I thought […]

How to earn Avios and BA tier points when flying Emirates and one niche KLM route

We spent most of yesterday travelling back to London from holiday, so with time tight I thought I’d roll out one of our older ‘how to’ articles that won’t be familiar to new HFP readers. One of the ‘things you didn’t know you didn’t know’ about […]

JetBlue to launch low-cost London to New York and Boston flights – in 2021

Low-cost US airline JetBlue announced its first international routes last night – but not until 2021. The airline will be launching daily flights from London to both New York JFK and Boston. You are probably wondering which airport JetBlue will use.  It isn’t saying, and […]

Using Cathay Pacific for low-tax Avios redemptions to Asia – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 15

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. Today I want to take a look at how you can make substantial tax savings […]

How to use Avios for tax-free flights on Alaska Airlines (good for Hawaii) – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 14

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. This article explains how and why you may want to redeem Avios on Alaska Airlines. […]

WARNING: all accounts linked to Flybe will be closed on 30th April

Judging by my inbox, many Head for Points readers are not aware that they are at risk of losing a large chunk of Avios overnight on 30th April. Most of you will know that Avios and Flybe are ending their partnership on 30th April.  Details […]

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