The British Airways Galleries First lounge at New York JFK has closed for refurbishment.
There is no fixed date for reopening apart from a vague ‘summer 2018’. The work is part of BA’s major project to fully refurbish JFK’s Terminal 7.
The Concorde Room remains open for ticketed First Class passengers. British Airways Gold card holders and oneworld equivalents who would normally use Galleries First will be redirected to Galleries Club.
You can learn more about the work taking place at JFK on this special page of ba.com. The two images above show how it will look by the end of the year.
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.
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