I would be fibbing if I said that I had never bought any duty free items on a flight, but I’m rarely in the mood – especially when trying to keep two children under control. The pre-order service – known as ‘buy before you fly’ – from British Airways is therefore worth a look, and very few people know it exists.
You can go to this website before your flight, and select duty free items at your leisure from the High Life Shop.
Your items will be delivered to your seat, and you will earn 2 Avios per £1 on your spending.
This is only available on long-haul flights, with ‘selected’ routes excluded (I can’t find a list of the excluded routes). You need to order at least three days before you fly.
This method also allows you to compare prices before you fly, so you will know if you are genuinely getting a bargain or not …..