A reader sent me a link to a Flickr album (yes, it still exists) he created featuring some photographs of the new Club World food service found on Instagram.
For copyright reasons I have not published the pictures, but you can see them on Flickr here. The pictures on this page are from the BA ‘investing4u’ press day that Anika attended over Easter, where a taster of the new service was previewed.
The images were apparently taken during a demonstration at the BA headquarters building at Waterside.
The most shocking thing here is that there is a bottle of Bollinger in the ice bucket. Is BA seriously going to start serving this in Club World? For a business that got excited by the prospect of saving £1 by removing a flower from the First Class toilets, it seems unlikely.
The presentation looks excellent. Someone has clearly realised that attractive crockery is not necessarily more expensive than ugly crockery (so can we have some prettier mugs in Club Europe please?).
Of course, none of this will make much difference if there isn’t a step change in the quality of food and substantial care and attention taken to how it is cooked and prepared.
We will know soon enough, with the new service due to be launched on the Heathrow to JFK route next month. Other routes will need to wait until 2018.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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:
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.
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 10,500 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.