From Thursday, there are changes to how Iberia flights are handled at Heathrow Terminal 5.
Because Terminal 5 was built exclusively for British Airways, the IT systems were not designed to handle other traffic. This meant that the Iberia services to Madrid were given BA flight numbers and, behind the scenes, treated as BA services.
This all changes on Thursday. From this date, the Iberia flights from Terminal 5 will have their own check-in desks in Zone E. The flights will no longer carry BA flight numbers and the Iberia check-in system will be used. There is a dedicated group of BA check-in staff who have been cross-trained to work here.
Premium BAEC members can no longer check-in for Iberia flights at the Business Class desks in Zone H or the First Wing. Gold card holders without checked luggage and with an online boarding pass may still use the First Wing security lane, and of course any Gold member with luggage can check it in at Zone E and then clear security via the First Wing.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
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 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.
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.)