British Airways news in brief:
Win a trip to Prague
BA is running a competition giving away return flights to Prague.
To be honest this is not the most generous prize as the flights are only Economy and accomodation isn’t included.
(The entry page says ‘What more could you want?’ to which the answer is probably ‘a free room as well please’ ……)
Clearly budget cuts are hitting the marketing department. However Prague is a pleasant destination for a short break so it may be worth entering.
All you need to do is enter your name and email address on this page of the BA website and you are automatically entered into the prize draw.
The competition closes at midnight on 31st October.
Use Apple Pay to pay for your BA flights
The latest British Airways app feature makes paying for your flights easier.
If you have recently updated your app, you can now book flights using Apple Pay. This makes the process of booking much quicker as you won’t have to enter your card and payment details every time you make a booking.
Simply add Apple Pay to your different payment choices on the app and next time you book a flight, you can do this with the tap of your finger.
Currently this feature is only available for UK issued cards when booking BA flights departing a UK airport.
In addition the app has introduced another new feature. The cash upgrade offers which occasionally appear in ‘Manage My Booking’ close to departure will now appear in the app as well. This may well increase the popularity of these, especially if the app notifies you when an offer becomes available.
You can find out more about the BA app on this page of the BA website.
PS. Another relatively new app feature is multiple check-in. You can now add up to eight boarding passes on one device, as long as they are all part of the same booking, which means that a whole family can check-in online. This is a genuinely welcome improvement.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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.
(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.)