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: Flybe cuts at Cardiff, Doncaster, Norwich and Exeter, BA / AA US changes, Terminal 5 gets a (real) dinosaur!

News in brief: Flybe to close or shrink four UK bases Flybe has announced that it will close its bases at Cardiff and Doncaster Sheffield at the end of the Summer season in late October. Flights using jet aircraft from Exeter and Norwich will also […]

Bits: 25% bonus converting TopCashback funds to Avios, 80% bonus buying IHG points, my stay using bought points

News in brief: 25% bonus when you convert TopCashback funds to Avios Cashback shopping site TopCashback is offering a 25% bonus this month if you convert your earnings to Avios. Until 30th April, you will receive 1.25 Avios for every 1p of cashback you convert. […]

LAST CALL: Get up to 150,000 Avios when you open an ISA, SIPP or General Investment Account with Nutmeg

Advertorial This is an advertisement for Nutmeg Saving and Investment Limited (“Nutmeg”). Nutmeg has agreed to pay the publisher an award for new customers acquired via the promotion of its services on this site. Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be […]

Bits: five new Virgin icons, good £1260 Qatar deal to Hong Kong (560 TP!), get 2x to 4x Accor points on your next stay

News in brief: Five new Virgin Atlantic ‘icons’ revealed As we gear up for the launch of the new Virgin Atlantic Upper Class seat next Monday, Virgin has rolled out five new “Flying Icons” to adorn its new A350-1000 fleet.  These will replace the traditional Flying […]

The British Airways First Class improvements are now live!

British Airways officially launched its ‘soft’ improvements to First Class on Sunday, and they should be fully rolled out across the network by today. SaturdayKid on Flyertalk posted some images, of which I have borrowed a couple.  You can see all of his images and […]

How Santiago shows up the crazy disparities in Avios pricing – with taxes from £42 to £604!

On Saturday I ran an article on how and why you should book long-haul Avios Business Class redemptions on Iberia via Madrid. I used New York as an example of how you can get great deals with Iberia (on some days, you’re comparing 68,000 Avios […]

LAST FEW DAYS: Earn at least 1,500 Avios with your next Avis car rental

I wanted to flag the current Avis / Avios promotion again today.  It has been a month since we mentioned it and there are only a couple of weeks left to book, although it is good for rentals until the end of May. If you […]

LAST CALL: Get a 30% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios

Here is your final reminder that Sunday 31st March is your last chance to take part in the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The page for the offer can be found here. When you transfer hotel […]

Bits: Avios / Charles Tyrwhitt offer, Miles & More devaluing in May, WOW Air rescue fares

News in brief: New Avios-earning Charles Tyrwhitt promotion Avios partner (you earn 4 Avios per £1) Charles Tyrwhitt has launched a new discount code.  This covers shirts, suits, ties …. the lot. The code you need online is UKDIM4.  You save 15% on all orders. The website is […]

How to earn Avios when you pre-order currency from Travelex

Over the years it has been hard to keep up with how you are meant to earn Avios when purchasing foreign currency.  At some point British Airways has had deals with Travelex, Moneycorp and American Express.  Dropping Travelex for American Express turned out to be […]

BA bits: BA Do&Co catering rolled out further, pay Aer Lingus with Avios, Gold Guest List lounge access

News in brief: Superior Do&Co catering rolled out to more British Airways routes I feel a bit sorry for British Airways sometimes.  They are making some genuine improvements to Club World, with the new seat and the move to the world’s most prestigious airline catering […]

Bits: earn 25 Avios per £1 at Hackett, earn Accor points for dining, Times Square EDITION opens

News in brief: Earn 25 Avios per £1 at Hackett Avios and American Express have come together to launch a new partnership with the upmarket men’s clothing retailer Hackett. When I was first told about this, six months ago, it was meant to be a similar […]

Why you shouldn’t waste Avios on Club Europe redemptions from London City

If you are a newcomer to the world of Avios, I generally recommend that you try Club Europe business class on short-haul redemptions from Heathrow or Gatwick. I know that this view is not universally shared! But, if you aren’t used to premium class travel, it opens […]

How to use ‘Part Pay With Avios’ on BA, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 9

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. This article looks at how you use ‘Part Pay With Avios’. ‘Part Pay With Avios’ […]

Bits: BA launches Gatwick to Bergamo and increases Cancun, BA promo clarification, the final BA retro livery, 97993

News in brief: British Airways to launch new Gatwick to Milan Bergamo service British Airways announced a new route to Italy on Thursday – Gatwick to Milan Bergamo. Flights start on 1st September and will operate six days per week. Whilst 45km from Milan itself, […]

ENDING SOON: The British Airways Luxury Flights and Holidays sale

We wanted to give another shout-out today to the current British Airways sale.  It was extended until 26th March but that still only gives you three days to book.  BA is offering savings on both premium flights and holiday packages which include a First or Business Class […]

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