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Updates and corrections

There is a lot of complex and varied information on Head for Points and occasionally we make mistakes.  We correct articles on the site during the day if new information comes in.  This page is primarily for the benefit of email readers who will have received the original version.

Any fundamental changes to made to recent articles will be noted here.

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18th May – Bits: BA drops Kiev and St Petersburg, Qatar deals ex-Germany, get Rugby World Cup tickets with miles

  • The Qatar Airways photograph showed First Class and not Qsuite, and all of the A340 aircraft have now been retired.  All of the Emirates Rugby World Cup packages include a flag-waving opportunity.

12th May –Earn Avios, get lounge access and save 5% at World Duty Free / Dufry stores across Europe

  • Lounge access is $20 for Gold and $10 for Platinum

12th May –Where can you go with Virgin Flying Club miles, given the new 30,000 mile bonus on their credit card?

  • The Las Vegas flight now operates from Heathrow, having moved from Gatwick

11th May – How to book domestic QantasLink flights in Australia with Avios (as ba.com doesn’t show them)

  • I have removed all references to Jetconnect because Jetconnect IS now bookable on ba.com since the crew and aircraft were legally transferred to Qantas mainline recently.  Wellington-Sydney is 10,000 Avios + £35 one-way in Economy, for example.

1st May – Earn 3,500 bonus Avios (6,000 in total) with a £250 purchase from Hackett

  • The sign-up link in the article was wrong, because there is a dedicated link for BAEC members.  This is now fixed.

29th April – How two people can still earn 185,000 Avios from Amex sign-up bonuses – in 2021!

  • The Platinum referral bonus is now 12,000 points, not 18,000 points, so the headline number of points drops from 203,000 to 185,000

18th April – EXCLUSIVE: BA trialling new Avios pricing – NO taxes but more Avios

  • I removed the reference to ‘dynamic pricing’ as it was confusing, and added a couple of points in response to reader comments

18th April – Bits: Why BA dropped the FT, 10% BA discount at Brewdog bars, Marriott’s new luxury resort in Cyprus

  • I removed the link to the BrewDog BA press release because, oddly, the online version does not mention the 10% discount whilst the version I was emailed did!

15th April – How to earn Avios and BA tier points when flying Emirates and one niche KLM route

  • You can no longer credit Air France or KLM flights to Alaska Airlines

12th April – Virgin Atlantic Spring Sale now on – decent US deals in all classes

  • Some of the travel dates for the sale were wrong, based on incorrect information supplied to us before the sale went live.  This has now been updated.

6th April – Iberia drops Johannesburg

  • Added info found on the Iberia travel trade website
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