News in brief:
Beat ‘buy on board’ with your Priority Pass
Last week I wrote about how The Grain Store bar and cafe in Gatwick South had joined Priority Pass and Lounge Club. Flash your card and you receive £15 per person – depending on how many free guests you get with your Priority Pass – of free stuff.
One of our readers popped in last week and noted that The Grain Store does a good takeaway service. Bakery products (which they can toast for you), yoghurts, fresh fruit, decent coffee (La Marzocca machines) and soft drinks. This can all be paid for by flashing a Priority Pass.
No need to worry about British Airways ‘buy on board’ any longer! Here are a couple of pictures of what is available (click to enlarge):
New British Airways strike dates announced
Another British Airways cabin crew strike will take place later this week from 17th to 20th February.
This only impacts selected flights from Heathrow – all other airports are unaffected. BA is guaranteeing that everyone will fly on the day they are booked although passengers may be transferred onto a different flight. A number of charter aircraft are also being brought in.
I have a London-bound short-haul on Sunday but I am not hugely concerned, to be honest – apart from the fact that I may lose our 1A / 1C / 1D / 1F seating …..
You may even be better off thanks to the strike, as the charter aircraft are giving out free food and drink in economy! No buy on board here.
Full details of BA’s plans for the strike can be found on this page of ba.com. Contingency plans will be published on that page today, Tuesday.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
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.)