Buy a ‘BA 100’ lapel pin badge for Flying Start

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When I was at the oneworld 20th anniversary event on Friday, I was given one of the limited edition ‘BA 100’ pin badges.  You will see these being worn by British Airways staff this year.

British Airway 100 years pin badge

As I know these are popular with many people, I have decided to sell this one on eBay.  All of the net proceeds will go to the British Airways Flying Start appeal.

The eBay auction listing is here and you have another five days to bid.  Good luck.

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  1. OT – Curve..

    So all of my pending payments to Curve have dropped off my Amex card now. So what happens next? I used the top ups using my Curve card, but Curve have failed to take the funds from Amex. I was planning on closing my Amex account this coming week.

    Have other people’s pending Curve payments on their Amex dropped off or have they moved to processed?

    • Ive had a lot of payments declined on Curve last couple of days, just to normal VISA and MAstercard, think I will bin it if not reliable.

    • Yes, see the Curve related threads for the past couple of days.

  2. BJ,

    Thanks for your help yesterday (and Rob). Tried Robs first but that page just gives me a session timed out. Your walk through BJ is fine if I had 2000 points but currently sitting on less than the minimum conversion so didn’t work.

    Any suggestions warmly welcomed

    • You need to wait for IB and Accor to launch a new promo for earning Avios. The sign in page for that (which will be identical to the ones we linked to) will trigger conversion of existing balances.

      • Cheers Rob just hope that they don’t expire before hand.

        • I’m out at the moment Clive but I’ll post the steps for auto convert sometime tomorrow. IIRC that also transfers existing balance even if under 2k but I’m not certain.

          • That’s the link he wants. The standard route to setting up auto-convert on the Accor website does not convert your existing balance.

        • Thanks for clarifying that Rob, I couldn’t remember. Hooefully not too long before another accor IB promotion.

  3. Shoestring says:

    Should be tax deductible as well: Flying Start, in support of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

    • Jonathan says:

      Not if you’re getting something in return for donation.

      • Shoestring says:

        But the donor is giving all monies received to Flying Start – and the Ebay sale value is presumably the value of the donation.

        • The bidder cannot put in a tax claim.

          I presumably can, if Flying Start is UK registered, but if so I will increase the donation to reflect the tax rebate I will eventually get.

  4. Flying out of Edinburgh on Friday morning so will give the new lounge a try. Wasn’t the biggest fan of the old No 1 lounge.

    • Let us know. No need for a review as I will be up there in about 8 weeks anyway.

      • New lounge is pretty nice, an improvement on old lounge. It’s in the new part of departures and upstairs which means you have a view of part of the apron and runway.

        Food offering is still the same so it’s a one slice of bacon roll plus the selection of pastries, fruit etc.

  5. Globaliser says:

    For anyone who’s really interested in the fine detail of BA’s 747 retirements plan, the precise dates in the Airline Geeks article seem to be out-of-date; indeed, they may already have been out-of-date when the article was published.

    With help from BA insiders, there is a tracker post on FlyerTalk which tries to keep up with the changes in that fine detail. Currently, this is located at

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