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British Airways cuts taxes on one-way economy Avios redemptions FROM the US

As we have covered on HFP in the past, the taxes on Avios redemptions from the United States to the UK are a lot higher than the taxes for a return flight from the UK to the US. It isn’t clear why British Airways has […]

Bits: get your child a personalised BA backpack, BALPA pilot strike update, Heathrow strike update

News in brief: Get your child a personalised British Airways / My 1st Years backpack As part of #BA100, British Airways will be giving away 5,000 My 1st Years mini backpacks to children passing through Gatwick and Heathrow on selected days during August. They are […]

How to earn Avios or Virgin miles at Best Western – and how to get a status match

Best Western is the newest major hotel chain to become a British Airways partner.  Whilst you have been able to earn Avios for the past 18 months or so, many people still seen unaware of the partnership so I thought I’d run through it again […]

HEATHROW STRIKE UPDATE: BA and Virgin emergency measures for passengers on 5th/6th August

EDIT 7pm Sunday: The strike has been suspended for Monday 5th August. Strikes for Tuesday 6th August are still scheduled. Read our latest update. EDIT:  The list of British Airways cancellations and terminal switches for Monday 5th August is in this HFP article.  The article […]

I try out the BA 2119 virtual reality flying experience at the Saatchi Gallery

On Tuesday, Rob and I went to the media opening of BA 2119: Flight of the Future, the exhibition that British Airways is putting on at the Saatchi Gallery on Kings Road as part of its BA100 birthday celebrations. It is a relatively small exhibition […]

It’s back: Get a 25% bonus on HSBC credit card points conversions to Avios

HSBC has launched a 25% bonus on conversion of HSBC Premier credit card points to Avios until 31st August. It isn’t clear if this is targeted or open to everyone.  You should find full details of the transfer bonus if you log in to your […]

British Airways confirms to HFP the A350 test flight dates to Madrid

Since we had our first look at Club Suite on the new British Airways A350-1000 many of you have been asking when it will be scheduled for training flights to Madrid. Various unconfirmed slots and dates have been floating around, but we have been hesitant […]

New BA Amex offer – get 1,000 bonus Avios for £100 of British Airways spend

Assuming Amex’s IT was working OK overnight, a good new offer should be showing on your British Airways or British Airways Premium Plus American Express card this morning. If you spend £100 or more at between today and 15th September, you will receive 1,000 […]

BA STRIKE 2019 UPDATE: BA loses at the Court of Appeal, pilot strikes can go ahead

The Court of Appeal (Civil Division) has just given its verdict in BA’s appeal against the decision given by Mrs Justice Elisabeth Laing on 23rd July that BALPA’s strike ballot was legal. British Airways has lost the appeal. BALPA is legally allowed to push ahead with […]

BALPA vs BA – Court of Appeal verdict on the pilot strike to be delivered at 10.30am on Wednesday

The Court of Appeal (Civil Decision) has just finished hearing evidence in the case of British Airways plc vs British Airline Pilots’ Association. This was an appeal against the decision given by Mrs Justice Elisabeth Laing on 23rd July that BALPA’s strike ballot was legal. […]

First impressions of the British Airways Club Suite on the A350!

This is the second of two posts about the A350 arrival. In the first article I looked at the event itself whilst this article will be a closer look at the Club Suite itself. This is the first time that HFP – and indeed anyone […]

Behind at the scenes of the British Airways A350 arrival event

This is the first of two posts about the British Airways A350 arrival event.  In this article I will focus on the event whilst the second article will be a closer look at the Club Suite itself. To celebrate the arrival of the aircraft, and […]

Here is the British Airways Tom Kerridge menu in full

Yesterday we mentioned the new Tom Kerridge designed menus which British Airways will be offering in all cabins on long-haul routes during August.  This is part of the #BA100 centenary events. Someone posted the menu in the comments yesterday.  This is what you can expect: […]

WEDNESDAY IS YOUR LAST DAY: Get up to 10,000 bonus Avios on hotel bookings at

Head for Points and hotel booking site, which awards Avios with every hotel you book, have been running an EXCLUSIVE promotion during July.   The last day to book is Wednesday 31st July. This is the third time we have run an offer like this […]

Air Malta adds a 2nd Gatwick service for Winter 2019

Whilst not part of any major airline alliance, and no longer an Avios partner, the continued popularity of Malta means that I wanted to flag a new Air Malta service. From the start of the Winter timetable on 27th October, Air Malta is adding a […]

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