BA is doling out an extension of tier for 2 years in the Executive Club program. Check if you got the email!
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British Airways offering Triple Avios Globally
British Airways is currently offering 3x the usual base Avios on flights travelled through this quarter. Maybe this is a good time to get up to 600% Avios per flight flown. Here is all we know.
The Delhi man who stole 20 million Avios…
Wow! A single travel agent scooped away 20 million Avios before British Airways acted! This is the story of a man who went behind bars because he stole air miles and got arrested for the same! And his other idiot acts!!
2 years of OneWorld Emerald with the Citi Prestige Credit Card
One of the many perks of holding the Citi Prestige Credit Card is the tie-up they have with BA, where members get a tier upgrade if they fly British Airways within the first year of membership. Also, they get 5000 free Avios, which is good for a short flight in most parts of the world.
Check here to see how this helps you get oneworld Emerald status.
British Airways 10% discount on HDFC Bank & Citibank Credit Cards
British Airways has tied up with HDFC Bank and Citibank to offer up to 10% off on various class of fares, including premium cabins. Some good savings to be had here, so check in for the details on the blog.
Citibank Prestige & PremierMiles 20% conversion bonus to British Airways Avios
Citibank and British Airways are offering a 20% bonus when you convert your Prestige/PremierMiles points to BA Avios. This offer for bonus points is valid till April 30, 2015. Check out the details here.
Hogwash Update: BA Executive Club making available cheaper Avios redemptions on BA/Iberia flights
Earlier today, I wrote a post on British Airways Executive Club introducing changes into the earning side of the program. The summary is that if you buy cheap tickets, you get less miles and less tier points, however if you buy a high fare or a premium cabin ticket, things get better for you. Here is the official statement from BA. All these changes come into effect April 28, 2015. From a burning perspective, the changes have gotten positive, not!. One of the sweet spots for BA’s program is redeeming for Short Haul flights, where they charge as less as 4500 Avios for an economy flight. This is due to their distance-based award chart. Business Class & First Class in…
Breaking: British Airways Executive Club revamping earning structure for tier points & Avios
This just in. As a Gold member of the British Airways Executive Club, I do send a chunk of my business their way on my business travel. Reader Deovrat alerted me to some changes they are going to be making to the structure of the Executive Club for bookings made from April 28, 2015 onwards. Tickets booked before April 28, 2015 will earn Avios at the old rates. Earning Changes: On a first look, it looks like BA is going the way of awarding more miles to higher fares, and snipping it from the lower & deep discounted economy tickets. Overall, a positive change for people booking closer to date of departure and by deduction higher fares. Minimum amount of…
PremierMiles Transfer: British Airways Avios
PremierMiles Devaluation w.e.f. February 1, 2015 PremierMiles to Etihad Guest conversion PremierMiles to Air India Flying Returns conversion PremierMiles to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer conversion I slacked up a bit on the PremierMiles conversion series due to Vistara’s launch last week, and an otherwise busy calendar. But let’s get cracking once again. One of the most interesting and useful points in the oneworld alliance are those of British Airways. A few years ago, they started calling them Avios, and this is the mileage currency used by British Airways as well as Iberia at the moment. Avios transfers frequently offer bonuses to credit card partners, at least once a year, but we haven’t seen any for 2015 at this point of time…
British Airways’ “The Welcome of Home” campaign
British Airways loves the Indian community. No wonder, they come up with a campaign or few every year to show their love for the Indian community. Some of the nice ones in the past include the one for Valentines Day this year, and one of the best was the The Ticket to Visit Mom campaign which they put out last year. Now, they’ve just come out with a new one, which chronicles the journey of an Indian expatriate in Canada, coming back home. And it is another great one! India is the second largest market for BA outside of the UK, so no wonder they keep up the engagement with these tearjerkers. I personally have no issues flying BA,…
British Airways got it right with the Premium Economy
Earlier this year, I sent some of my Europe travel business to British Airways because of the convenient timings I had for travel to Europe (twice daily) rather than once daily. It involved backtracking as well, and the pains of getting a visa, but that added so much flexibility to my travel plans as well, because I could spend another night at home rather than having to necessarily take a midnight flight out of India all the time to go to continental Europe. One of my earlier trips this year, British Airways bumped me up from Economy to Premium Economy, due to the Economy cabin being overbooked. And that was the first time I really started to appreciate the Premium…