British Airways Club Europe £100 Off £350+ Discount Code

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British Airways has just launched a campaign for Hilton HHonors members for £100 off a Club Europe flight of £350 or more.

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This discount is valid for travel (outbound) between September 13 and March 31, 2014, that is booked between September 13-27, 2013.

British Airways Becoming Budget Airline? More Fares Without Checked In Baggage Introduced

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British Airways introduced fares out from London Gatwick earlier this year to select destination that didn’t include any checked in baggage without a fee even for BA and Oneworld elite members.

Now this model is expanding to London City and Heathrow airports as well.

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You can buy HBO (Hand Baggage Only) fares to following destinations: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Charles de Gaulle, Orly, Stockholm, Rome and Barcelona. You can read more about this change on Telegraph’s website here.

British Airways Executive Club Introduces Lifetime Gold Status

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Airline and hotels have both in recent years formalized their lifetime programs trying to give their most frequent members long term goal to stay with the program.

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Now, British Airways has launched their Lifetime Gold membership that requires 35,000 tier points.

Earn British Airways Avios On Qatar Airways Flights

Qatar Airways is expected to join the Oneworld alliance next month. Qatar Airways already published the earning chart of Qmiles on British Airways flights. Now, British Airways has released the earning chart of Avios for Qatar flights.

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The number of British Airways Avios that you earn is dependent of the booking class of the Qatar flights. You can access British Airways’ web page for partner airlines here

Getting Mad At Airline? Buy Promoted Tweets: Case British Airways

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Disgruntled British Airways customer took it to the promoted tweets yesterday, when BA lost his fathers bag on a flight from Chicago to Paris (likely via London) over the weekend.

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He was not satisfied with the way British Airways was handling the issue and decided to pay to have his message heard in the New York and UK markets.

Qatar & British Airways Frequent Flier Partnership Starting On September 2

Qatar Airways that is expected to officially join the Oneworld Alliance in October (read more here) sent an email to their Privilege Club members about the ability to earn Qmiles on British Airways flights starting on September 2, 2013.

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The ability to use miles for British Airways flights will begin on October 1, 2013. You can read more about this partnership here. There is nothing available on BA’s website about this new partnership with Qatar.

British Airways Avios Offer: 15K to 30K Bonus Per Round Trip (Every Two Segments)

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British Airways has just released a new offer for bonus Avios this fall for transatlantic travel on British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia, and OpenSkies in World Traveller Plus, Business and First Class between September 1 and December 19, 2013. British Airways long-haul flights worldwide are eligible for this offer.

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You will earn 15,000 bonus Avios for every two sectors in World Traveller Plus or 30,000 bonus for every two sectors in business or first class.

Hyatt Gold Passport British Airways Avios Offer: Double Avios For Stays July 1 – September 30

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Hyatt Gold Passport has a bonus offer for British Airways Executive Club member for double Avios (500 base + 500 bonus) for stays between July 1 and September 30, 2013.

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There is no need to register for this promotion before your stay, but you need to use an offer code AVIOS2 at the time of booking.

Le Club Acccorhotels British Airways Promotion For Triple Avios

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Le Club Accorhotels has a promotion for triple Avios for British Airways frequent fliers. This offer is valid for stays between June 1 and September 30, 2013.

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You don’t have to register for this promotions, but you need to have the auto conversion of points to miles enabled and British Airways chosen as the partner airline.

British Airways Reward Flight Savers Becoming Less Rewarding – Fees Rising Again & Totally Gone On Iberia

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British Airways made an update to its website today about the rising fees of its Reward Flight Savers and that the discontinuance of them altogether on Iberia flights starting on July 11, 2013. The fees on Comair operated flights within South Africa will rise on July 1, 2013.

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Iberia made the same change on awards on its own metal last ween totally unannounced (you can read more here). I was asking at that time, how long can it take for BA to follow? You can read this fee announcement on BA’s website here.

Iberia Plus Says Adios To Reward Flight Savers

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British Airways and Iberia have both had Reward Flight Savers, where the taxes and fees are capped for European award tickets. If the airlines would charge the full YQ’s on award tickets, they would be sometimes higher than paid tickets on the very same routes.

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Iberia Plus sent out very innocent sounding email yesterday with a headline “Coja aire, respire y vuele lejos estas vacaciones”. Note that this was only sent to those that have Spanish as their preferred form of language.

British Airways Buy Avios Campaign: Get Up To 29% Bonus

British Airways has a new campaign for buying Avios between May 17 and June 13, 2013. You can get maximum of 7000 bonus Avios for buying 24,000 Avios. You can access this offer on BA’s website here.

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If you buy the maximum number of Avios allowed per year, the price of 31,000 Avios is $685. The price of Avios under this offer is 2.2 cents.

IAG Buys Vueling, Etihad Invests To Jet & Singapore Airlines Ups Its Share Of Virgin Australia

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It has been quite a 24 hours in the airline acquisition market; IAG ups its share of Vueling to 91% (read more here), Etihad buys 24% share of Jet Airways of India (read more here), and Singapore Airlines doubles its stake on Virgin Australia to 19.9% (read more here).

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IAG’s Purchase Of Vueling

Marriott Rewards’ Newest Partner Iberia Avios

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Marriott Rewards just announced their latest airline partner Iberia. You can now earn Iberia Avios for your Marriott stays, although this makes very little sense.

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Iberia is part of IAG (International Airlines Group), as is British Airways. You have been able to earn BA Avios for your Marriott stays for a long time. You can freely transfer Avios between Avios, BA Avios and Iberia Avios, so there has been a way to earn Iberia Avios for your stays for a long time.

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