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News in brief:

Earn 500 Avios with Deliveroo – new and existing customers

British Airways Executive Club has a new partnership for UK customers of online food delivery app Deliveroo.

If you have never ordered from Deliveroo before, you will receive 500 Avios points with your first order.  (You could open a new account via someone else in your household with a BA account if you are already a Deliveroo customer yourself.)

For new and existing customers, there is a second bonus.  You will receive 500 bonus Avios for every £100 spent with Deliveroo between 1st June and 1st September.

This is how the deal works:

  1. Download the Deliveroo app or visit the
  2. When placing your order use the promotional code AVIOSUK on checkout
  3. Deliveroo will send you a promotional code within 30 days of your order
  4. Visit and enter your promotional code to claim your Avios

Further details can be found on here.

Deliveroo Avios offer

New British Airways cabin crew strike dates announced

If you thought that British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew had given up their fight for improved working conditions, you were wrong.  Whilst a new pay deal has been agreed in principle, it includes sanctions against crew who went on strike which are not seen as acceptable.

‘Mixed Fleet’ crew who are members of Unite will be striking on 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th June.

Because of the myriad of BA cabin crew fleets, this will not have a huge impact on services.  During previous strikes, British Airways has managed to ensure that every passenger flew on the day they were meant to fly.  That said, some flights to popular destinations will be merged together and some passengers will find themselves on chartered aircraft.

The strike will only impact Heathrow flights.  Gatwick and London City flights will operate as normal.

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Comments (65)

  • James123 says:

    How long does it take for my 10,000
    Anniversary bonus on the gold card to be credited? Anniversary was 2 weeks ago and still not credited, is this normal?

    • Ben says:

      I believe it takes around 30 days to credit. I too am 2 weeks into my anniversary.

      Also still gutted they stopped the gold to plat – 20k bonus.

    • Graham Walsh says:

      They say up to 60 days. Mine was posted in about 45 days.

    • Rob says:

      4 weeks (as per my wife last August)

    • Leo says:

      As I said on a previous thread – I spoke to Amex last week on chat and was told my points should appear 4 weeks after the anniversary date – so as per Rob’s comment. Also narked by the pulling of the gold to platinum offer which they also confirmed was dead.

  • Scottydogg says:

    Can you link Amex Plat with Android pay ? I was in a coffee shop that didn’t appear to accept Amex but you could pay by Andriod pay and iphone pay . Could I link Amex Plat to Android pay to receive amex points and go towards spend targets in places like that coffee shop?
    If that works then that would be a good a good thing as Android pay gets rolled out into more places

    • Alan says:

      No, frustratingly Amex have come up with their own separate NFC solution using their app (Amex pay), therefore you can’t add their cards to Android Pay.

    • Scott says:

      I believe Amex in US do support Android Pay, seems to be an Amex UK decision not to support it.

  • Lumma says:

    I’m sure deliveroo usually do a decent sign up discount for new customers (I think I got £10 off). So I don’t think it’s worth going for the 500 avios, especially when you have to wait for the points.

    If they allow more than one new customer bonus per household, I could start having a few made up flatmates…..

  • Grimz says:

    OT – I have a CW booking to Orlando in October from Gatwick with a connecting flight from EDI to GAT. I have been upgraded to CE on the connecting flight but my Partner on another booking has not been upgraded. Do I contact BA about this as the connection is less than 24hrs.

    • Stu N says:


      If they are cash bookings into CW/F they should be upgraded automatically.

      Avios bookings for long haul CW/F made after announcement of domestic CE should book domestics into CE by default.

      If you booked with Avios before announcement of domestic Club Europe it’s a lottery. If it was booked in fare class U it gets upgraded to CE, if in fare class X it stays in economy. I got a 2-4-1 booking changed to CE connections for 9k Avios and no extra cost, but that apparently depends on CE Avios availability on the specific flights you are on. That was after a few attempts with wildly different answers from the call centre.

      • Grimz says:

        Thanks Stu – its an Avios booking before the changes but so was mine and I got upgraded. Just means my Partner gets no lounge access but I have 2 lounge passes with my Gold card!

  • Anna says:

    DM have a story about BA being about to lose its 4 star rating:

  • Gavin says:

    O/T – flying from Gatwick tomorow for the first time in years, I’m a silver member on a hand baggage only ticket. BA want me seated in a middle seat at the back of the plane.

    Are there any self service machines to help me change my seat to a better one, like there are at Heathrow? Have checked in but not downloaded boarding pass. I’m presuming asking BA staff will be futile

    • the real harry1 says:

      not sure – I’m sure others will answer

      but I got exit seat 11A yesterday just by asking EARLY at check-in desk – having checked in T-24 – in a European airport with no self check-in machines

      there was still a choice of Exit seats when check-in opened

      of course getting there 30 mins or more earlier – if there ARE self check-in machines – gives you the edge over chancing it with the agents (who might not tell the whole truth for various reasons)

  • Genghis says:

    OT. Has anyone else noticed an uplift in the amount of trolling / swearing / jealousy / politics (and a decline in useful nuggets of info) in the HfP comments of late?

    • Rob says:

      I think it remains better than anyone would expect it to be …..

      The issue is that you cannot tell in advance what lines of discussion may go off in the wrong direction …..

      The Telegraph article comments I let run on purpose but that would not be tolerated in general discussion.

    • Leo says:

      I see homophobic and sexist comments.

      • Rob says:

        ….. rarely for long.

        Even with Anika and me full time, with the best will in the world it is difficult to check more than every 30 mins or so during the day. We also handle 150 emails a day, Facebook, Twitter, more meetings than you would ever imagine and 26 articles a week across here and SP.

        • Leo says:

          To be both fair to you and blunt they are largely from one repeat offender and frequent poster.

          • Rob says:

            He has his uses though 🙂 i can block anyone at anytime but it is based on a 360 degree view of contributions. Just like real life.

          • Wondering says:

            Trust you are referring to the ‘real’ Harry?

    • Will P says:

      Agreed. Not interested in BA bashing, just acculimating those Avios and getting away.

  • mark2 says:

    We are flying back from Vancouver (just changed to mixed).
    If they close the full F service, presumably you still get the sear?