We mentioned earlier in the week that British Airways, Iberia, Finnair and American Airlines will be launching ‘hand baggage only’ fares to North America from April.
According to this travel trade document (PDF), ‘Basic’ fares will also be launched by both BA and Iberia on selected Asian and Middle Eastern routes during April.
This table – click to enlarge – shows the different BA long-haul fare classes going forward and their restrictions:
Virgin Atlantic has also published its hand-baggage only plans. More on this over the weekend.
Some Club World pictures of the ‘densified’ Gatwick Boeing 777
Talking of BA, we have already discussed the new 10-abreast World Traveller cabin on the refurbished Gatwick Boeing 777 fleet this week.
However, it doesn’t seem all bad news. This Flyertalk thread has some pictures from Club World from one of the first flights this week. It does look like there have been some small but subtle improvements. The overall ambience, with the mood lighting, looks close to what the Boeing 787 fleet offers.
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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