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British Airways today announced changes to its Executive Club program for tickets issued on or after April 28, 2015.

British Airways Executive Club Changes

The change that will hit most Executive Club members is the cut of Avios that one earns for economy class flights. These are cut from 100% to 25% of the flown miles on deeply discounted fares. The price of business and first class awards are going up as is the price of upgrades. [click to continue…]

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It was widely reported over the weekend that the IAG (International Consolidated Airline Group), which is the parent of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, had made a new bid worth 1.34B to purchase the Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus.

IAG Aer Lingus

This time the board of Aer Lingus is set to recommend the deal that needs to be approved by both the Irish government that owns quarter of the airline and Ryanair that holds a 29.9% share of it. Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi also has an ownership interest in Aer Lingus. [click to continue…]

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On November 28, I wrote (access here) about Le Club Accorhotels British Airways, Avios and Delta promotions that Accor seemed to have canceled without any prior notice.

Le Club Accorhotels Bonus Miles Promotions Fall 2014

Then on December 2, I wrote (access here) that Accor was claiming this to be just a “glitch” and a “technical” error, although the the promotions still show as expired when you try to access them on Accor’s website.

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Le Club Accorhotels got into hot water last month when it first launched a very good promotion for 5,000 Aeroplan miles per stays (read more here) and then canceled it before the end of the month (read more here).

Le Club Accorhotels British Airways Avios Delta Promotions Fall 2014 Cancelled

Le Club Accorhotels then still had on-going bonus miles promotions with British Airways (access here), Avios (access here) and Delta (access here). [click to continue…]

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Back in October, I wrote about the excellent deal that Le Club Accorhotels was having with Air Canada’s Aeroplan (read more here and here) that allowed members to earn Gold status in just one stay and a Platinum in three.

Le Club Accorhotels Gold & Platinum Status

Unfortunately, the offer was too good and Le Club Accorhotels soon withdraw it. Many were able to take advantage of it before it was canceled, however. [click to continue…]

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British Airways has launched 50% and 25% off award travel promotion using Avios between select destination for travel between November 6 – January 31, 2014, that are booked by November 17.

British Airways Avios 50 Percent Off Flight Discount November 2014

Note that using Avios even at 50% off is not a deal between competitively prices destinations due to very high fuel surcharges that British Airways collects on awards flights. [click to continue…]

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The other day, I wrote (access here) about Le Club Accorhotels Avios promotion and I couldn’t be sure based on the the text & the terms and conditions, whether the promo was for British Airways Executive Club member or Avios shopping scheme ones.

Le Club Accorhotels Avios 2500 Bonus Offer Fall 2014

Turns out that it doesn’t really matter because there are two promotions out there; one for British Airways Executive Club members and another one for Avios ones (thanks for a reader who forwarded the link). [click to continue…]

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Le Club Accorhotels has new offer for 2,500 bonus Avios (British Airways Executive Club or Avios ones?) for each stay between October 1 and December 31, 2014.

Le Club Accorhotels 2500 Bonus Avios Per Stay Fall 2014 Offer

You must have your point earning preference set to Avios, but I am not sure if this offer is only applicable for British Airways or UK Avios shopping scheme members. Both use Avios as their loyalty currency. [click to continue…]