British Airways has announced that its lounge in San Francisco will close on 2nd January ahead of some construction work.
It isn’t entirely clear what is happening or when the lounge will reopen. ba.com talks of “working to bring you a brand new British Airways lounge in San Francisco”.
A few years ago there were plans, eventually shelved on cost grounds, to add a new floor to the lounge. It isn’t clear if this is back on the agenda or if we will simply see some new furniture. The latter would do nothing to solve the chronic overcrowding seen when A380 departures are scheduled.
BA will be sending passengers to the China Airlines Dynasty Lounge during the closure. This is situated in International Terminal A on the second floor.
You don’t need to go there, however. Cathay Pacific and JAL have their own lounges in San Francisco – albeit JAL is only open for three hours per day – and you are welcome to use those by virtue of their oneworld alliance membership. Many regular BA San Francisco passengers were already choosing to use the Cathay Pacific lounge due to BA overcrowding.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)
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. 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.
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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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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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