With the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow now fully operational – albeit, unknown to most people, still using the old Terminal 1 baggage system so far – British Airways has published the timetable for its full move out of Terminal 1.
Over the course of the next 8 months all Terminal 1 flights will be moved. This will allow BA to consolidate its operations across Terminal 3 and Terminal 5.
The first stage, moving Dublin and Belfast to Terminal 5 and moving Barcelona from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3, took place three weeks ago.
The next stages are:
June 30, 2015 – Hanover, Luxembourg, Lyon, Marseille and Bilbao flights will move from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3
June 30, 2015 – Amman, Beirut, Baku and Cairo flights will move from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5
October 14, 2015 – Miami, Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Cape Town, Accra and Nairobi flights will move from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3
The October list of moves is a bit of a surprise. These are, in general, routes which do not have a First Class cabin.
You may remember back in June I wrote that Cape Town, Phoenix, Vancouver and Las Vegas (EDIT: originally wrote LA) would be flown with aircraft which retain the ‘old’ First Class seat. This will not be sold as First Class but as Club World.
What about Miami though? From October 14th next year this becomes an A380 service. Yet anyone flying to Miami in First Class will not be able to use the Concorde Room because that is only in Terminal 5. All very odd ….
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (November 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.
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.