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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 points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

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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 10,000 Avios.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

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.)

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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