‘The First Wing’ officially opened at Terminal 5 an hour ago.
Here are a few pictures:
‘The First Wing’, at the far southern end of the terminal, leads directly directly into the Galleries First lounge via a private security lane. It can be used by ticketed First Class passengers or Gold card / oneworld equivalent cardholders – as long as they only have one guest. As it opens directly into the lounge, it has to follow lounge access rules. You can check in there with your family and then use the normal security lanes.
We will be at the official launch later this week so there will be another report on the way, although ironically we are banned from taking any pictures at that. Thanks to the reader who surreptitiously took these.
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.)