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Ten new routes are getting the new British Airways Club World food on Thursday

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British Airways has confirmed internally that ten new routes are due to get the new Club World trolley-based food service from 1st February.  These are:

  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dubai

New British Airways Club World food

  • Hong Kong
  • Montreal
  • New York (Newark)
  • Philadelphia
  • Toronto
  • Washington DC

There have been some tweaks to the service since it launched as I outlined in this article.  You won’t be getting the ‘3 in 1’ bread roll in the photo below for a start! 

If New York JFK is anything to go by, you can expect a potential three hour meal service as crews get used to the new system although it should accelerate as the weeks go by.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2023)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

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There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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British Airways American Express

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You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

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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.

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Comments (61)

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  • Tony says:

    The Australia fares are a bargain here, but the Air China fares to SE Asia aren’t that great if you’re starting in London.

    OTAs have LON-HKG & BKK for around £1375.

    I also see that the GulfAir fare LHR to BKK is back – £1009 sample dates 19/3-26/3 via

  • Ben Jones says:

    For the Germany – Australasia deal has anyone managed to book it? The AirChina Website is dreadful – I can’t seem to actually pull up any of the fares when entering my dates etc

    • Bill Carson says:

      I managed to book FRA MEL okay for early July, but yeah the website is terrible. I did try to do it when it was available last year but their payment system refused to work, CC company hadn’t even seen the request for money so it wasn’t their fault. Layovers are pretty bad in PEK but as my in-laws live there me and wife can pop out and see them. Also avoid the 747 if you want a flat bed.

  • Kenny says:

    I’ve flew with AirChina before, to Tokyo via Beijing. This was 10 months ago. I have to say, please be wary of the connection because they need you to go through the security, and it was really awful. The queue took 2 hours (no business priority queue) and by the time I’ve cleared it, it’s time to board. This happened on both ways, and I spoke to their guy. He’s exasperated because it’s not AirChina’s fault, this lies with the military (they’re in charge of security remember?)
    Forget about the lounge. The food on board is so-so. However the seats are really nice. So it’s a bit of give and take.

  • Joel S says:


    I just booked 🙂
    Positioning flight from LGW to MUC and Air China from MUC to PEK for late March – latter was €1543.52.

    I saw a VA crediting option but went with United. I should be on Air China’s A330-200 out and 777-300ER in.

    I was going to move AmEx MR to Virgin Atlantic to redeem but this seems much better!

    Now… to find a hotel in Beijing and keep praying I left enough time for transit on different tickets!

    Beijing tips welcome!

    • Genghis says:

      We liked the Jinshanling part of the Great Wall of China. Very quiet compared to the other parts. Walking around the hutong rather pleasant. Good restaurant in Lost Heaven. Avoid the Summer Palace. We paid cash for the New World hotel, a short walk from Tiananmen Sq. Excellent lounge and food offering in the evening. Apart from that, we didn’t really like Beijing.

    • Rob says:

      Waldorf-Astoria is good (see my review on here) with a great location for the Forbidden City and shopping – although whether you want to be 60 seconds from Gap etc is another matter. There was a Novotel next to the W-A which will be cheaper but still in a good spot. The W-A is impressive though and Beijing is not as pricey as say HK.

      • Joel S says:

        Thanks Rob,

        If I need 2 bedrooms I’ll probably go with the Marriott suites… shame it doesn’t have a UK credit card (I can signup to) or it will be a toss-up between W-A; W and St Regis.

        Let me know if an Air China Biz review or hotel review would be worthwhile.

        • Rob says:

          The Starwood Amex gives double points for spending at Marriott properties.

          Might well be interested in an Air China review as long as the Virgin 63k / 75k deal is still there.

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