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British Airways expands connection car transfers for premium passengers

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British Airways has announced an extension of its chauffeur driven executive car connection service at Heathrow.

Passengers travelling in First, Club World or Club Europe, plus British Airways Gold and Silver Executive Club members who are at risk of missing their connection, will be driven to their next flight.  Apparently an initial trial has proved successful and more vehicles are being added to the airline’s fleet.

British Airways expands premium car transfers

Other current initiatives to improve the Heathrow connection experience are in-air rebooking with your new flight details sent to the crew and a boarding pass waiting for you at the plane door, the allocation of planes with large numbers of connecting passengers to a gate in the same part of T5 and self-service boarding pass printers in the Flight Connections Centre, pictured below:

British Airways car connections for late arrivals


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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:

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British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

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The Platinum Card from American Express

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We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

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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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

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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 (178)

  • Chris says:

    OT: gold card anniversary bonus. Wondering if you can bag the 10000 point bonus then ring up and cancel and get a pro rata refund? My wife has her year coming up and this seems like an easy win or have I misunderstood?

    • swhostring says:

      Sure you can – just hold the card until you transfer out the 10K points (about 1 month)

      Yes the fee refund is pro-rated so your 1 month costs about £12

    • mr dee says:

      Yes but might be easier to cancel in the first few months and just reapply for full bonus

      • swhostring says:

        She is where she is 🙂

        A concept foreign to my wife, who constantly harks back to: if only we’d (YOU’D) done this etc

        • Chris says:

          Ha, quite. Reckon we’ll bag the 10k, cancel then get a new one in 6 months. Cheers

  • Benylin says:

    OT: Ryanair: Book a 3 night stay and only pay 2 nights! Your discounted night is already deducted in the package price.

    Just got this through, might see if it’s worthwhile, but rarely do city breaks longer than the weekend in Europe!

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