British Airways and BA Executive Club

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Bits: is this the new BA Club World seat?, Air Belgium to operate Newark for BA, IHG redemption prices at Regent

News in brief: Is this the new British Airways Club World seat? Reader Dave left a note in our comments yesterday which I found interesting.  I wrote an article highlighting a BA survey which implied that Club World could be getting private suites with doors.  […]

An intriguing hint about the new British Airways Club World seat

As most Head for Points readers know, British Airways is launching a new Club World business class seat this year. It will debut on the A350 fleet when they are delivered, with retrofitting commencing at the same time on the Boeing 777 fleet.  By Christmas […]

Bits: What’s BA up to on 1st February?!, last chance for the BA sale, last chance for the Hilton sale

News in brief: What is BA up to …..? This cryptic post, which contains an expensively made video, has appeared on Instagram. What is coming on 1st February that is linked to BA’s 100th birthday …..?  Thanks to Tim for flagging. (EDIT: I have now […]

How to upgrade British Airways flights using American Airlines miles

This article looks at how to upgrade British Airways flights using American Airlines AAdvantage miles. Being able to upgrade British Airways tickets using Avios is a well known feature of the programme as I wrote in this article.  There is also a full page on ba.com […]

How to book low tax Cathay Pacific Avios seats from Dublin to Hong Kong

Last June, the Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific launched a 4-weekly service to Dublin. I haven’t looked at Cathay Pacific redemptions since this service launched, so I thought it was worth another look at how you can make substantial tax savings when flying to Hong […]

Bits: the future of the SPG / Marriott credit cards, Virgin Hotels San Francisco offer, cheap Avios via Groupon

News in brief: What is happening to the Starwood and Marriott UK credit cards? Over in the US, a major rebranding of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest credit cards has been announced ahead of the launch of Marriott Bonvoy on 13th February. Over […]

IAG will not be bidding for Norwegian Air and is selling its shareholding

IAG, the parent company of British Airways, issued a statement to the Stock Exchange on Thursday morning. Short and sweet, it says: “UPDATE ON NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE ASA International Airlines Group (IAG) confirms that it does not intend to make an offer for Norwegian Air Shuttle […]

British Airways repaints a 747 in BOAC livery (and a potted history of the airline)

It seems that BA’s 100th birthday celebrations are in full swing, given the mysterious appearance of 2,019 Avios as a ‘birthday bonus’ in many accounts and the £100 seats promotion running this week. British Airways also announced that a Boeing 747 is being repainted in […]

Which BA Club Europe routes earn 160 tier points return?

Which British Airways Club Europe routes offer 160 tier points for a return flight? I often get emails from readers who say “I need XXX tier points in the next few weeks to reach British Airways Bronze / Silver / Gold status – how can […]

Bits: extra BA Holidays discounts, VIP basketball in NYC with IHG, 30% bonus buying Hyatt points

News in brief: Extra British Airways Holidays discounts As well as running its ‘£100 one way flights’ offer this week, BA Holidays is also offering extra discounts. Until midnight on Thursday, you can save an extra £100 on selected flight + hotel or flight + […]

Have you been given 2019 free Avios from British Airways?

It looks like British Airways has kicked off its 100th birthday celebrations, although it has been kept very much wraps. At noon yesterday BA launched its special ‘£200 return’ flights to selected destinations in Economy / World Traveller.  This deal will run until Thursday, with […]

DEAL OVER: BA selling long haul Economy seats at £100 each way (100th birthday offer)

If you were wondering why Virgin Atlantic brought back its £1 ‘Golden Tickets’ game on Monday (see this article), it seems to be a spoiler for a new British Airways offer. As part of its 100th birthday celebrations, British Airways will be selling 100 long-haul […]

WestJet launches flat beds from Gatwick to Calgary with good ‘everyday’ fares

Low cost Canadian airline WestJet will launch an impressive fully flat Business Class service on its London Gatwick to Calgary route from 28th April. As you can see from the photograph below, it looks good: It is a 1-2-1 formation.  If the seat looks familiar, […]

2,000+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking (converts to Avios and more)

Heathrow Rewards, the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme, has an interesting partnership with hotel booking site Rocketmiles which can earn you 2,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles. What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles – if you are not familiar with it – is a similar website […]

You can now transfer ‘pending’ Clubcard points to Avios or Virgin – no more quarterly waits!

Most Head for Points readers know that both Avios and Virgin Flying Club are Tesco Clubcard partners.  This allows you to transfer your Clubcard points into miles instead of using them in-store. It is a decent deal.  £1 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers converts into 240 […]

Let your staff collect Avios via yulife insurance (or, how to earn Avios by walking!)

yulife is a ‘challenger’ insurance company which allows businesses to offer life insurance and other products to their staff.  Whilst the business is a start-up, it is backed by AIG and the CEO was the former head of Vitality, the insurance company which offers discounts on […]

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