OK, this is a weird one, but I can’t help thinking that it will be welcomed by some Head for Points readers.
The new lounge is …. a bar.
To be precise …. The Grain Store Cafe & Bar.
Obviously this is not an airport lounge. It’s a bar. In an airport.
The terms and conditions are simple. Turn up at The Grain Store Cafe & Bar, flash your Priority Pass or Lounge Club card, and you will receive £15 per person off your bill. You can charge as many guests as you like to your pass, although you will obviously be recharged later on if you are beyond your guesting limit.
This is quite tempting. I have an American Express Platinum card which comes with two free Priority Pass cards. Each allows me a free guest. If my wife and I turn up at The Grain Store Cafe & Bar with our kids, we will get a £60 discount on our bill. And if we’re still hungry or thirsty, we can pop into the No 1 Lounge anyway …..
This is also a decent way of using the two Lounge Club passes that come with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. ‘Take out our card and get £30 of free beer’ – now that’s a selling point.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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.)