With very little fanfare (unless British Airways Gold card holders have been emailed directly about this), two new benefits have been added today.
Technically, these new benefits have been given to all top tier cardholders with any oneworld alliance airline.
You will benefit if you hold any of these cards:
airberlin topbonus Platinum
American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum
British Airways Executive Club Gold
Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club Diamond
Finnair Plus Platinum
Iberia Plus Platinum
Japan Airlines Mileage Bank (JMB) Diamond and JAL Global Club (JGC) Premier
LAN’s LANPASS Comodoro
Malaysia Airlines Enrich Platinum
Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum One and Platinum
Royal Jordanian Royal Plus Platinum
S7 Priority Platinum
Here are the two new benefits:
An extra checked baggage allowance, above the standard limit for the cabin class in which they are traveling – either one additional item where the piece concept applies, or an extra 20 kg (44 lbs) where the weight concept applies – when they fly on any oneworld member airline.
Use fast track lanes through security when flying from select key airports worldwide on select oneworld member airlines.
The second one is very vague. I assume Terminal 5 at Heathrow will be included, opening it up to all oneworld elite members, but there is no list.
Full details of these new benefits can be found here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.