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.

Bits: see Wimbledon with Hertz (no bids so far!), Hilton is 100 today, Avios / Hotels.com 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 […]

Here is the NEW British Airways partner airlines Avios redemption pricing

Here is the new Avios redemption pricing for flight bookings on British Airways partner airlines. Our original plan for Thursday was to run a ‘last call’ post about the impending changes for Avios reward flight pricing with British Airways partners. You may even have had […]

Bits: see Wimbledon with IHG, Air Belgium flying Cairo for BA, earn Heathrow Rewards with Aspire lounges

News in brief: Watch Wimbledon with IHG Rewards Club The IHG Rewards Club auction platform is pretty useless if you live in the UK.   Now and then, however, a good one slips through. It is currently offering a pair of Centre Court Wimbledon tickets for […]

Bits: British Airways cabin crew on Love Island, good Etihad business class sale from London & Manchester

News in brief: British Airways cabin crew member on Love Island …. We are probably barking up the wrong tree here in terms of what appeals to the HFP readership, but if you tune into Love Island on ITV next week you will see a […]

Have you seen what it costs to reserve a Club World seat these days?

One thing that often surprises people who are travelling in Club World for the first time is that seat reservations are not free at the time of booking. British Airways is one of the few airlines that charges its business class passengers an additional fee […]

Bits: BA Geneva lounge closing today, last call for 100% Hilton ‘buy points’ bonus, new PointBreaks tomorrow

Bank Holiday news in brief: British Airways Geneva lounge closing today EDIT:  the closure has been delayed until 9th June Today, assuming everything remains on schedule, is the last day to use the British Airways lounge in Geneva. It closes tonight and will reopen in […]

Bits: BA adds Do&Co catering on more long haul routes, additional BA A350 Club Suite flight announced

News in brief: New British Airways routes with Do&Co catering Last September British Airways surprised us by announcing that all outbound long haul catering at Heathrow would be switching from Gate Gourmet and DHL to Austrian group Do&Co. This is a significant upgrade since Do&Co […]

Bits: BA Johannesburg lounge closing today, BA Elemis Spa improvements, 4000 Accor points (=Avios) via Europcar

‎News in brief: British Airways Johannesburg lounges close today The two British Airways lounges in Johannesburg, Club and First, close today for a five month refurbishment.  Re-opening is currently planned for October. During the closure, passengers will be split between Comair’s SLOW Lounge (First Class […]

Bits: no more Avios from mortgages, British Airways Heathrow terminal switches, seven countries added to UK ePassport gates

News in brief: No more Avios from mortgages There has only been one way to earn Avios from your mortgage, and that was via Tesco Bank. Tesco Bank quietly entered the mortgage market back in 2014.  We never covered it much because there are many […]

Virgin Atlantic relaunches services to Mumbai after a four year gap

Looking to fill a gap left by the collapse of India’s Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic is returning to Mumbai after a four year absence. The airline has announced a new daily flight which will launch on 27th October at the start of the Winter timetable. […]

What is the future of business class and premium economy (including my BBC TV interview)?

Thanks to the ingenuity of HFP readers, I have been able to get hold of the interview I did on ‘Talking Business with Aaron Heselhurst’ for BBC World News. We were talking about the future of business class in the light of the new British […]

Bits: last day to buy Avios with 50% bonus, last day for the BA sale, 500 Accor points on your next stay

News in brief: Last chance to buy Avios with a 50% bonus Today, Tuesday 21st, is your last chance to take advantage of the current British Airways ‘buy Avios’ bonus. You will receive 50% bonus Avios when you buy or gift points. This is as […]

Earn up to 8 Avios per £1 with a special Hotels.com promotion

Hotels.com 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 earn Avios on virtually every hotel you book – Hotels.com covers several hundreds of thousands of properties globally, more […]

Has Lloyds closed your Avios Rewards Amex card – and imposed FX fees – without telling you?

The HFP comments section has been filled over the weekend with people who are confused about what has happened to their Lloyds Avios Rewards American Express card in the last few days. As we covered in the past, Lloyds Bank is in the process of […]

It’s gone! BA drops its trial of ‘no taxes’ short-haul Avios redemptions

Back in April we told you about something very interesting.  British Airways was trialling Avios redemptions with virtually ZERO taxes.  This was showing on the longer short haul routes such as Greece, the south of Italy, Cyprus, Morocco etc. Take a look at the screenshot below, taken […]

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