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 YouTube. You 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 UK credit cards (September 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 Avios.
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 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.