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British Airways airport lounge in Geneva is closing today for a full refurbishment

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The British Airways Geneva lounge is closing today.

Today, assuming everything remains on schedule, is the last day to use the British Airways lounge in Geneva.

It closes tonight and will reopen in ‘late 2019’ following a major refurbishment.

dnata Skyview lounge Geneva

You will be sent to the dnata Skyview lounge in the interim, picture below, which has decent feedback.  This is also a Priority Pass lounge.

PS.  The British Airways lounge in Glasgow is also due to close for two weeks, currently planned for 2nd to 15th June, for a lick of paint.  £5 restaurant vouchers will be provided to affected passengers.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

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Comments (90)

  • Roger says:

    Anyone yet to use a 7 night Marriott stay certificate from last year following category change?
    Have people been successful in Marriott honoring the original CAT 5 for new bookings using the old certificate?

    I have two certificates to use.
    Failing that what are the refund points expected?

    • Gin and Tonic Please says:

      Yes – I’m fact I’m at Domes Noruz Chania right now, which was (I think) old Cat 5 and new Cat 7. I got it through all fine on the old certificate – though it was a pain and I spent about an hour on the phone to CS.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      There is a very good and detailed thread on this on FlyerTalk which states all of the refund and upgrade points costs.

      I changed my old Cat 8 for a new Cat 6 for 30k MR I think and had a great stay.

    • s879 says:

      I tried over 10 times but couldn’t change my old CAT 5 to new CAT 5 even with extra points. I think they are a lot stricter now.

      • guesswho2000 says:

        Yep, old cat 5 is new cat 4, and I have one of those too. Don’t seem to be able to change it, so the choice seems to be either find a Cat 1-4 you’re happy with (Asia is easy enough for me, so not impossible, but YMMV) or take the 45,000 point refund.

        The certificate is net zero cost to me, so I value it accordingly – the travel package value for me came from the AAdvantage miles.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Strange I did mine maybe 2 months ago by phoning the uk call centre and was processed within about 20 mins and the hotel I wanted booked.

        Possibly it’s because I had a hotel in mind at the time? But the FlyerTalk thread at the time had the exact language to use and seemed to be bang on.

  • Justin says:

    Anyone else having issue with flyertalk today? Seems they’ve been hacked. I just keep being referred to adverts.

  • Allez allez allez says:

    Managed to book the Hilton Madrid Airport on Saturday night for 40,000 points instead of €1467

    • Anna says:

      Is that over 3p per point? Is that a record?!

    • marcw says:

      What a waste of points… there are plenty of cheap and nice hotels around MAD airport.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      If you have Marriott points there’s a few going in the centre.

    • rams1981 says:

      Good work. I got a holiday inn for 25k points which is going for 550 euros.

  • Gavin says:

    Happening continuously on the guardian website for me too

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