British Airways has teamed up with Scottish craft brewery BrewDog to create a bespoke IPA, to be called Speedbird 100.
It will be available on flights from 1st May and will also be turning up in selected British Airways lounges. In addition, BrewDog will be running a bar in the Galleries Club lounge at New York JFK when it reopens, serving its full range of beers.
More interestingly, BrewDog will be offering a 10% discount on food and drink at its chain of pubs to British Airways Executive Club members.
This only starts from 1st May, however, so don’t run down there now. You can find a full list of their 45+ UK sites on the BrewDog website here which includes a bar in the airside part of Edinburgh Airport.
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.