Last year I wrote this post about BA’s upcoming introduction of the A380 and B787 (although the latter is looking a lot less likely this year, given the current grounding of the fleet!).
BA has now released this video giving a glimpse inside the cabin of an A380:
There is nothing too radical in there, except for the 2 x 3 x 2 layout in Club World upstairs. This compares with 2 x 2 upstairs on a Boeing 747 and 2 x 4 x 2 downstairs, or on a Boeing 777.
The first routes for the A380’s have now been confirmed as Los Angeles and Hong Kong. LA flights start on 15th October, Hong Kong from 15th November. The flights already show in the BA timetable if you want to book yourself a reward seat to try it out.
However, expect a few training flights to and from Madrid first!
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2022)
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 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.