Bits: BA scheduling 747’s on domestics for a day, see Queen’s Club tennis with Emirates

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: British Airways running 747’s on domestic services for a day British Airways seems to be planning a few events for the late August Bank Holiday weekend because Sunday 25th August is ‘the’ day for the 100th birthday celebrations. (This assumes you are […]

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

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: British Airways drops St Petersburg and Kiev British Airways has cancelled all flights to St Petersburg and Kiev from 4th October. If you are impacted by this, hold tight.  It will take BA a few days to formalise re-routing plans, although there […]

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How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here – scroll down to Clause 3 – although […]

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Bits: BA dumps the FT, No 1 Lounges opening in Luton, see French Open Tennis with Emirates Skywards

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: British Airways drops the Financial Times British Airways has pulled the Financial Times from its flights, lounges and boarding gates. The Sun, apparently, will continue to be available ….. This was clearly not a decision taken by the FT, since it has […]

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How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 2 (Airlines and Shopping)

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

This is the second part of the updated article I began yesterday, discussing the best ways to ‘zero out’ loyalty card accounts which you want to abandon.  You need to remember that you may first need to ‘top off’ an account by earning a few more […]

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Bits: BA launches its BOAC 747, Osaka deal, £100 Emirates / Amex credit, 20% bonus buying Etihad miles

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: BA’s repainted BOAC Boeing 747 takes off British Airways launched its first repainted aircraft yesterday, one of a handful of classic liveries that will be applied to selected planes this year as part of BA’s 100th birthday celebrations. It uses the livery […]

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2,000+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking (converts to Avios and more)

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

Heathrow Rewards, the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme, has an interesting partnership with hotel booking site Rocketmiles which can earn you 2,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles. What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles – if you are not familiar with it – is a similar website […]

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Why the only thing better than transferable points is INSTANTLY transferable points

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

One of the key ideas I push on Head for Points is that transferable, or convertible, points are better than non-transferable points. The best way to explain this is via American Express Membership Rewards points, earned from Amex Gold, Amex Platinum and the Amex Rewards […]

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Bits: £1295 Qatar to Singapore ex-Sweden (560 tier points), Emirates scrapping chauffeurs on rewards, Aloft Dublin

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: £1295 Qatar Airways business class fare to Singapore Qatar Airways is currently offering a £1295 business class fare from Stockholm to Singapore.  It is widely available for much of 2019 at SEK 14,700.  On some dates I saw it as low as […]

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