Very late today (and too late to have been able to realistically do anything had I needed to) I received an email from British Airways about having been caught up in the hacking incident they had earlier in the year. Back then a friend of mine had booked at the time and cancelled their card as a precaution. By a fluke of timing I didn’t have to as the card used had been cancelled a month or so ago, so I have been lucky in that respect. I have though contacted BA about the issue as there is certain information they have left out of their email (which I won’t publish here for obviousl reasons) that may or may not have been affected by the hack. An absence of reference probably means everything is ok, but I don’t take chances like that. Hopefully it is just a case of forgetting to mention rather than forgetting to look at whether other data has been comprised. Their reply (and possibly the speed of it) could be telling.
I’ve decided that it is about time that I do what a large number of people do, and that’s to take advantage of the rules that various credit card companies have in relation to starter offers to earn air miles. To that effect I’ve ordered a new credit card which will give me a good boost to my air miles and help pay for further flights. I got the idea from another website called Head For Points, and I’d recommend anyone to use it. It provides information for lots of reward schemes, not just the BA one. The other reason is that the cards I normally use have just stopped being part of a scheme, so I was, as they say, in the market for it as well.
(I would like to point out that I am not endorsing this card, nor am I recommending it as a form of finance. I am not a financial broker and am simply stating what I have done. With all financial dealings I would recommend speaking to a professional).
(As a post script, this way of accumulating airmiles has changed significantly since it’s original posting).