British Airways has won several awards at prestigious travel site awards, including Best Premium Economy Class Seat and Service, Best UK Airport Lounge (Airline) and Best Airline Loyalty Program or rail.
The UK’s national airline took top honors at the Head for Points Travel & Loyalty Awards, with winners announced at an industry dinner at Crypt by Bleeding Heart in London. She was hosted by News from the sky‘ Jonathan Samuels and in attendance were representatives from nominated airlines, hotel groups, airport lounges and travel rewards credit cards.
More than 6,000 readers of Heading to the points voted for these awards in recognition of the ‘best services the UK has to offer high-end business and leisure travellers’.
British Airways has been praised by Head for Points for investing in its premium economy cabin (“World Traveler Plus”). It said: ‘British Airways has invested significantly in its World Traveler Plus experience over the past five years, and this win shows it has all paid off.
“Upgraded meals, blankets, pillows and amenity kits mean the cabin is now a real step up from economy, while – finally! – the launch of dedicated check-in and bag drop counters at airports seems to have given it an edge over our latest awards.
Suite dream: loyalty site Head for Points has announced its 2023 Travel and Loyalty Awards. Qatar Airlines won the award for best seat and best service in business class for its unique “Q-Suite”.
British Airways won the award for Best Premium Economy Class Seat and Service. BA was commended by Head for Points for investing in the cabin (“World Traveler Plus”). He said: “British Airways has invested significantly in its World Traveler Plus experience over the past five years, and this win shows it has all paid off. »
The UK’s Best Airport Lounge (Airline) went to BA’s Concorde Room at Heathrow Terminal 5, above
The award for best seat and best service in business class went to Qatar Airlines and its “Qsuite”.
Head for Points said: “From the unique Qsuite with private door and on-demand a la carte dining, through to in-flight touchscreen entertainment information, to comfortable loungewear, Diptyque amenities and very attentive service, no wonder Qatar Airways is the winner in this category.
The BA show prize was awarded graciously by the BA Concorde Hall at Heathrow Terminal 5.
Head for Points said: “The Concorde Room – reserved exclusively for ticketed first class passengers departing from Heathrow Terminal 5 – shows that British Airways can offer good quality lounge table service and premium drinks. Let’s also see its deployment in the Gold and Business Class lounges!
The BA Loyalty Program award, meanwhile, went to the airline’s Executive Club, with Head for Points commenting: “It’s no surprise that readers of a UK-focused loyalty site -Uni choose British Airways Executive Club as their preferred program. However, while it’s easy to be annoyed by high surcharges and shaky IT, you have to admire cutting-edge innovations such as guaranteed Avios seats on every flight, the new ‘all Avios’ flights and the 2-day voucher. 4-1 offered on the flight. BA Amex credit card.
The UK’s Best Airport Lounge (Independent) was awarded to the American Express Centurion Lounge (Terminal 3).
Head for Points said: “The first Centurion Lounge to open in Europe – accessible at Heathrow Terminal 3 to anyone with an American Express Platinum or Centurion card – is a remarkable example of what good design can do with a space. without window. A variety of seating “zones” means there is something to suit every type of trip and traveler.
Best New Hotel Chain went to the W Edinburgh, a Marriot Bonvoy hotel. Head for Points said: “This hotel won’t win any awards for its interesting skyline or the speed of its construction, but it is finally opening as Scotland’s first W hotel – and only the UK’s second.”
Sky News’ Jonathan Samuels awards ‘Best Loyalty Program’ to British Airways’ Esme Fillingham at the head of points and loyalty travel rewards
Best New Hotel Chain went to the W Edinburgh, a Marriot Bonvoy hotel.
Head for Points said: “This hotel won’t win any awards for its interesting skyline or the speed of its construction, but it is finally opening as Scotland’s first W hotel – and only the UK’s second. A branch of trendy restaurant SushiSamba sets the tone and the rooftop bar will come into its own during its first summer season in 2024.’
Commenting on the awards, Rob Burgess, editor and founder of Head for Points, said: “Our Travel & Loyalty Awards 2023 are a great opportunity to recognize the cream of the crop in high-end business and leisure travel. of the range in the United Kingdom.
“Many areas we cover, such as airport lounges and travel credit cards, are overlooked by other rewards because they are too specialized – but to our readers, they are very important and valued.