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SNOW: Many BA cancellations and delays from 3pm, free rebooking offered

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Due to the heavy snow and freezing temperatures expected at Heathrow this afternoon, there are major delays and cancellations of flights to be expected.

National Air Traffic Services has informed Heathrow Airport of expected delays due to the need to de-ice aircraft before they can take off and to continually remove snow and ice from the runways and taxiways.

BA snow

If you check the status for BA flights from heathrow on this BA site, you can see that a number of flights have either departed early, are delayed or have been cancelled.

If you are booked on a flight between 3pm and midnight today, you can rebook for free.  This offer is available even if your flight is currently still showing as operating.  BA wants to keep as many people away from Heathrow as possible this afternoon.

Free rebooking is available onto any flight departing on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

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.)

Comments (54)

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  • Dio says:

    What snow???? Had an awful BA flight from dublin. 2.5 hours delay. No stock to service the new m&s joke. No point to go BA now for this trip.

  • The Original Nick says:

    O:T again, Is there anyone getting the 2500 HH points for their first 4 stays at Hilton properties when using the Hilton Honors Credit Card at Hilton Properties? I was wondering if it was still working.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      yep had my first two already, posted automatically, used the card to pay for F&B at checkout not the rooms in both cases

      or do you mean someone who is still getting them after the first 4?

  • The Original Nick says:

    No, that’s exactly what I meant as I’m going to apply again soon and have quite a few stays coming up. Thanks.

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