British Airways and BA Executive Club

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.

Odd things are happening when you add a return to a one-way British Airways 2-4-1 ticket

British Airways seems to have tweaked its rules on how you can book a return ticket using a British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher, assuming you want to book as soon as tickets are released. Let me recap the position for the benefit of readers […]

Atlanta to get British Airways Club Suite – on the brand new Boeing 787-10

On Monday night, Rob and I were at the British Airways Christmas media drinks reception in central London.  Normally these events are just a good excuse to get boozy and catch up with the BA and our journalist and blogger colleagues.  Which it was …. […]

LAST DAY: Get a 50% bonus when you buy Avios

Today – Thursday – is the last day to take part in the latest British Airways ‘buy Avios’ bonus promotion. This is in conjunction with the ‘10% to 50% discount on Avios reward flights’ offer which also ends today.  However, I would be a little […]

LAST CALL: Get 10% to 50% off long-haul Avios redemptions – ALL ROUTES, ALL CLASSES

Time is running out to book in the British Airways long-haul Avios redemption sale. You need to book by Thursday night, 21st November.  The good news is that you have until 30th April 2020 to travel. You can get 50% off World Traveller and World […]

Bits: Get 1000 Avios with £100 BA Amex spend, 40% bonus buying Hyatt points, Virgin codeshares with WestJet

News in brief: Get 1,000 Avios with a £100 British Airways spend A new British Airways offer has appeared on many British Airways and British Airways Premium Plus American Express cards. To see if you are targeted, you need to go to the ‘Offers’ tab […]

How to use ‘part pay with Avios’ to book Iberia, Vueling or Air Nostrum flights

‘Part Pay With Avios’ for British Airways flights booked at ba.com has, apparently, been very successful since it was launched.  It allows you to redeem your points for a discount against a cash ticket, although you are not allowed to pay the entire price with […]

Bits: £30 deal for Glasgow’s Lomond Lounge, £50 cashback at Bicester (plus miles!), 30% off Marriott Bonvoy points

News in brief: Visit the Lomond Lounge at Glasgow for just £30 We recently reviewed the new super-premium Lomond Lounge at Glasgow Airport – take a look here. Rhys was very impressed by what he found, with high quality food and furnishings and only a […]

Bits: BA Amsterdam lounge joins Priority Pass, 20% off Radisson redemptions, Flybe launches seven new routes

News in brief: British Airways lounge in Amsterdam joins Priority Pass We wrote back in July that BA had handed over control of the (fairly recently) refurbished British Airways at Amsterdam Schiphol to Prima Vista Group. As per Ground Handling International: British Airways customers travelling from […]

Why won’t BA refund your seat reservation fees when you cancel a flight?

I thought it was worth taking a look today at one of the most egregious money-making schemes pursued by British Airways – the refusal to refund seat reservation fees if you cancel your booking. This is a topic which has come up from time to […]

How I earned 7,000 Heathrow Rewards points (= 7,000 Avios) with a £135 Rocketmiles hotel booking

Back in September, we wrote about an excellent hotel promotion. Hotel booking site Rocketmiles was (and still is) offering ‘first time users’ 5,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles for a one night booking. I tried this offer out myself last week when I was […]

RELAUNCHED: Get up to 20,000 Avios with the Capital On Tap small business Visa card

After a slightly longer than expected delay, the two Capital On Tap small business payment cards have relaunched as Visa products. The cards are now credit cards, instead of prepaid Mastercards, with sign-up bonuses as high as the equivalent of 20,000 Avios.  This means that […]

Get 25% off selected British Airways Avios wine and beer redemptions – worth it?

ba.com has a range of wine, beer, champagne and spirits redemptions available, if you have more Avios than you can realistically use for flights. At the high end, you can redeem 146,100 Avios for six bottles of Krug Grande Cuvée champagne. That said, I thought […]

See inside the impressive new BA lounge at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport

British Airways has re-opened its lounge in Johannesburg with a new look. In May we announced that the British Airways lounges at Johannesburg were closing for complete refurbishment. It is one of the first international lounges to get the new lounge concept BA first revealed […]

Avios news, Club Suite roll out timetable and other IAG Capital Markets Day revelations

Yesterday IAG (owner of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and soon maybe Air Europa) had its Capital Markets Day.  This is an event for IAG bond investors where they are updated on current activity at the company. It is focussed – as you would […]

Bits: 2-4-1 vouchers now working on Avios sale, Thomas Cook slots sold, Virgin Trains drops Nectar

News in brief: American Express 2-4-1 vouchers now working on the Avios sale Avios is currently running a redemption sale, which we covered here. World Traveller and World Traveller Plus seats are reduced by 50%, whilst Club World and First Class require 10% fewer Avios.  […]

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