BA launches a full trial of ‘£1 taxes’ Avios redemptions in the UK and Europe – but it isn’t as good as it sounds

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

It’s back.  Following a short trial in April, British Airways is rolling out ‘£1 taxes’ Avios redemptions on ALL UK and European routes for a trial period. Instead of paying £35 (Euro Traveller) or £50 (Club Europe) in taxes and charges on return short haul […]

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Bits: win a BA Holiday in Durban, new Holiday Inn in Bournemouth, Milan Linate closing for three months

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Win a 5-star holiday to Durban British Airways is running a competition with Absolute Radio this week to promote the new route to Durban, launching in October. The winner receives two economy flights to Durban.  This is admittedly not the ideal prize […]

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Bits: Amazon Prime Day is live, British Airways outsources its Amsterdam lounge, win Malaysia Airlines flights

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Amazon Prime Day – big discounts all day today and tomorrow Amazon Prime Day has returned for the fifth time. What started as a one off event for Amazon’s 20th birthday four years ago, is now an established annual event where Amazon […]

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Holiday Tips 3 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

With the schools breaking up, I am currently running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value from your Summer travel.  Part 1, on earning Avios and miles from car rentals, […]

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Bits: Amex rolls out its spend-based bonus promo to more people, Finnair adds Busan, Iberia adds Cairo

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: American Express rolls out more spend-based bonuses 10 day ago we wrote about a new spend-based bonus promotion launched by American Express for many people – but not everyone – who have Preferred Rewards Gold or The Platinum Card.  The deal may also […]

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Bits: BA pilots strike moves nearer, BA Amex ‘buy Avios’ bonus, Marriott & BA’s GDPR fines, Stansted Express family deal

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Strike by BA pilots looking more likely As we have covered before, the British Airline Pilots Association is currently balloting its members who work for British Airways on industrial action. It turns out that BALPA and BA spent Monday and Tuesday at […]

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Holiday Tips 1 – Earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals, and saving on insurance

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

This article looks at how to earn Avios and other airline miles from car rentals. The schools are nearly out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look […]

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