British Airways has announced that the airline has signed up to TSA pre-check to speed up your experience when travelling from the US.
Passengers travelling on British Airways flights and codeshare partners who are Global Entry members will be able to:
- use fast track security lines at 200 US airports
- won’t need to remove anything from their hand luggage including liquids and
- can keep belts and shoes on
This can cut down the security check time to an alleged 5 minutes.
Initially TSA pre-check status will only be available if you select a printed boarding pass. Mobile boarding passes will follow in the Summer.
The TSA pre-check lane at BA’s JFK Terminal 7 will launch in the Summer once construction in the security area has been completed.
UK citizen can apply for Global entry on the TSA website and need to attend an interview at an one of the 380+ enrollment centres in the US or at the US Embassy in London during their interview periods. The last enrollment event in London ended early May but we will keep you posted on new appointment dates.
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:
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.
(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.)