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Behind the scenes on the new British Airways TV ad

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The new celebrity-filled British Airways TV advertisement to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the airline launched last week.

A 3-minute ‘making of / behind the scenes’ video has now been launched on YouTubeYou can see it here – it has been a bit neglected so far with only 30,000 views.

(If you don’t have kids, you might not be aware of the logistics of YouTube these days.  This guy, for example, simply uploads videos of himself playing video games all day and is beloved by my son.  He has 11 million subscribers, would consider anything less than 500,000 views per video to be a failure and earns multi-millions annually.

Think of that as you sit behind your desk today having spent many years in education and training to end up on about 1% of his income!  A 7-year old apparently made £17m – not a typo – from a YouTube channel last year.)

The BA ‘making of’ video is arguably more interesting than the finished ad itself.  


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

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

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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.)