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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.

EXCLUSIVE DATA: Which routes have the most and least Avios availability in Club World and First?

Here is something to strike up a debate for your Monday morning! A couple of weeks ago a reader asked me if I’d ever analysed British Airways Avios reward availability by route.  I hadn’t, but the email set me thinking and I thought I knew […]

Before LATAM quits oneworld – a good Avios redemption to Santiago, Chile with just £44 tax

As we covered on Friday, LATAM – the South American airline – is resigning from the oneworld alliance following a major investment from SkyTeam member Delta. This means, once LATAM leaves the alliance, it will no longer be possible to earn or redeem Avios with […]

How to earn Avios on foreign currency transfers with Midpoint

This articles shows how you can earn Avios points when you make foreign currency transfers with Midpoint. It is almost two years since Midpoint launched as an Avios partner.  We haven’t given it a full article since then, so it is well overdue for another look. […]

30% bonus on buying Avios extended  – but Groupon Spain is a better deal

Avios has extended the current 30% bonus when you buy points until 1st October.  However, a new Groupon Spain deal offers better value if you can take the risk that the admin process will run smoothly. For the 30% bonus, you need to visit […]

Send your children on the British Airways work experience scheme

If you have a child at school or sixth form college (not university), British Airways is currently accepting applications for its Spring 2020 work experience scheme. Positions are available at Heathrow (customer facing, operations, engineering, Waterside HQ), Gatwick (customer facing and engineering), Glasgow (engineering) and […]

Earn double Avios with Marriott and Accor – but still not worth it

We covered the new British Airways ‘double Avios’ promotion last week – you can read full details here and register here if you missed it. (For the few of you still struggling to get the site to accept your registration, I have no news.  BA […]

All you need to know about earning Avios in Aer Lingus AerClub – including from flying United!

It is now almost three years since Aer Lingus AerClub was launched.  We don’t cover it much on Head for Points but – as you can earn Avios in AerClub which can be moved across to British Airways Executive Club via ‘Combine My Avios’ – […]

Get 600 easy FREE Avios when you join ‘Rewards for Thoughts’

One of the lesser known British Airways Executive Club partners is market research group ‘Rewards for Thoughts‘.  It is offering a generous 600 Avios points just for signing up and completing one survey. You can find details on here. It seems simple enough.  Once […]

REGISTER NOW: Earn double Avios on British Airways flights and via BA Holidays

British Airways has launched a new ‘double Avios’ offer for the Autumn. This has the potential to be very lucrative if you can work it around your travel plans. For the first time, this offer has also been extended to BA Holidays.  Not only will […]

CANCELLED (updated 20/9): British Airways pilot strike on 27th September is called off in a bizarre BALPA move

If you are holding an industrial dispute – or indeed any sort of dispute – standing your ground is one of the keys to success.  Once you are seen as weak, your opponent realises that it has the upper hand. I mention this because it […]

Is there still a place for the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport?

With fintech start-ups such as Curve, Revolut and Monzo targetting the travelling public with cards offering 0% foreign exchange fees and multi-currency wallets, is there any future for increasingly ‘old school’ products such as the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport?  I thought it was worth taking […]

BA forced to reduce A320neo seating capacity due to safety concerns

As if British Airways didn’t have enough to deal with at the moment, it has been forced to reduce the seating capacity on its new A320neo short-haul aircraft due to safety concerns. BA has kept this quiet so far and I have not seen it […]

Now official: BA updates its guidlines on getting Avios and tier points for strike-affected flights

Yesterday we ran an article explaining how British Airways was planning to deal with the issue of awarding Avios and tier points for flights impacted by strike action. It seems that British Airways was not planning to give Avios or tier points to anyone who […]

An Avios windfall for anyone who has a Tesco Bank mortgage

Back in May, we covered the announcement that Tesco Bank had decided to pull out of the mortgage market. It was recently announced that Lloyds Banking Group had bought the ‘book’ in a £3.8bn deal.  It paid 2.5% over the face value of the outstanding […]

Will you be getting Avios and tier points if your flight was impacted by the BA strike? Possibly.

When I updated our article on the British Airways pilot strike on Monday, I said that you should ensure that British Airways credits you with the Avios and Executive Club tier points you would have received, had your flight not been cancelled or transferred to […]

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