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Win a British Airways First Class trip for two to New York

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A quick heads up that the Financial Times is running a very nice competition on its website at the moment.

The link to enter is here (deleted as now over). There is nothing to do except fill in your details.

The full prize is, for two people (and I quote!):

  • First class return flight from London to New York on British Airways – bringing you unprecedented levels of sophistication, comfort and refinement
  • In-flight complimentary Grand Siècle champagne – the multi-vintage prestige cuvée that is the jewel in Laurent-Perrier’s crown
  • Three nights’ accommodation and breakfast at the Crosby Street Hotel, a luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of SoHo
  • Dinner at The Crosby Bar, one of SoHo’s most vibrant and exciting restaurants
  • A bottle of Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle waiting for you in your room

Closing date is 5th October, one entry per person.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

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