This has been trialled over recent school holiday periods and clearly went well. It will not be a total free for all though:
all guests must be travelling on the same flight, but not necessarily the same booking
at busy periods you may be told to use Galleries Club instead of Galleries First
it does not allow Concorde Room access
it only applies at British Airways lounges
it only applies when flying on BA and not a partner airline
the full party can use the First Wing in Terminal 5 but at all other departure points, including Heathrow T3 and Gatwick, additional guests must use the standard security line
It remains to be seen how much with leads to increased overcrowding. During school holidays this benefit was generally used to bring in children, but with it opened up to a ‘year round’ benefit we may find more business travellers bringing in a group of colleagues.
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
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