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Bits: James Hillier leaving BA, Emirates adds 2nd Stansted service with new First, £70 Opodo discount

News in brief: James Hillier to leave British Airways James Hillier, the man whose signature has probably adorned over one billion British Airways Executive Club emails over the years, is leaving the company this month. A lot of people don’t believe that James exists.  After […]

Review: Air New Zealand Premium Economy from London Heathrow to Los Angeles

This is our review of Air New Zealand Premium Economy from London Heathrow to Los Angeles. We have not given much coverage to Air New Zealand in the past, despite them being a Star Alliance member and an earning and burning Virgin Atlantic partner.  (You […]

Review: Air New Zealand Premium Economy from London Heathrow to Los Angeles (Part 2)

This is part 2 of our review of Air New Zealand’s Premium Economy service from London Heathrow to Los Angeles. Part 1 of our review, which also includes a quick tour of ANZ Business Class, is here. As a reminder, Rhys bought his own ticket […]

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Reminder: Get exclusive benefits on luxury hotel bookings via Head for Points

I wanted to give our luxury hotel booking service another mention today in case you have started to make your holiday plans for Summer 2019.  Since I launched this service two years ago with Emyr Thomas of Bon Vivant, the feedback from Head for Points readers […]

It’s back, bigger: 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 […]

How to Upgrade With Avios – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 3

During March I am running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series. This series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  This article explains how to use Avios points to upgrade British Airways flights. I […]

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Bits: see the Spice Girls with Hilton, last chance to register for IHG’s Spring promo, get 3000 bonus Radisson points

News in brief: See the Spice Girls with Hilton Honors Hilton Honors has an interesting auction package up for grabs to see the Spice Girls at Wembley on 14th June.  Interestingly, it has been sitting on the site for a couple of weeks now with […]

EU bans all Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights from its airspace – Norwegian and Tui impacted

The UK Civil Aviation Authority banned the Boeing 737 MAX 8 from operating in or over UK airspace on Tuesday afternoon.  In the evening, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency extended the ban to the whole of the EU.  This follows the crash of the […]

The Secrets of Reward Flight Saver – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 2

During March I am running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series. This series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  This article explains everything you need to know about booking Reward Flight Saver redemptions […]

If you got the letter closing your Lloyds Avios Rewards Amex card, what should you do?

After a bit of a lull, Lloyds Bank has sent out what is probably the final batch of letters to holders of the legacy Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards.  The cards close 60 days after your letter was dated.   The Lloyds Avios Rewards American Express […]

Bits: more on BA’s new CW and F seats, £400 back on £500 Bremont spend, London City and Sheraton get new logos

News in brief: More on BA’s new Club World and First upgrades A reader sent me an interview with Alex Cruz which has appeared in a BA staff magazine.  There are a couple of interesting bits of news here on the new seats which I […]

The result of the BA pilots vote on industrial action is not looking good ….

A quick extra article today to share this bit of news. There is currently a wave of industrial unrest brewing at British Airways.  This is being driven by the strong financial performance of the business, which is not being reflected in pay or bonuses. A […]

A Beginners Guide to Redeeming Avios – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 1

Do you want to know how to spend your Avios wisely? Starting today, we are running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series. This series of articles, which I group together as ‘Avios Redemption University’, cover some of the different ways of using your […]

Something we never knew …. Iberia has a secret Arrivals Lounge in Madrid Terminal 4

Here’s something we never knew – Iberia has a well-hidden arrivals lounge in Madrid’s Terminal 4. Reader Lorcán emailed us with a mini review and some pictures as no one seems to know that this lounge exists.  It turns out that it actually launched four […]

How to redeem your Virgin Flying Club miles for hotel rooms via Kaligo

Virgin Flying Club has a partnership with hotel booking site Kaligo.com to offer an alternative way of redeeming your Virgin miles.  You can use them to pay for hotels globally offered by Kaligo.com. British Airways allows you to redeem Avios for hotel rooms via this special ba.com page.  […]

Bits: BA’s latest repainted 747 takes off, BA short-haul wi-fi now live, Capital On Tap update

News in brief: The British Airways ‘Landor’ 747 takes off The third repainted aircraft celebrating BA’s 100th anniversary took to the skies yesterday. A Boeing 747 has been repainted in what is known as the ‘Landor’ livery (named after the firm that designed it) used […]

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