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British Airways A350 arrival postponed

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Our grand plans to cover the arrival of the first British Airways A350 at Heathrow yesterday hit the buffers.

Heathrow and Gatwick were facing substantial delays yesterday due to radar problems, which compounded delays caused by the storms on Thursday evening.

British Airways A350 arrival postponed

At very short notice – the media were already assembled at Hatton Cross – it was decided to pull the flight which had not yet left Toulouse.  It seems that BA felt it would be unreasonable to use one of the few available slots to fly in an empty plane whilst many passengers were still delayed or stranded on their way to the UK.

British Airways wants its crew back, so the aircraft will be flown in without fanfare today (Saturday).  There will be a press tour on Monday from 1pm which we will live-stream on our Instagram page.

It’s unlikely this will be affected by any airspace disruption since the aircraft will only need towing to the hangar.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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:

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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

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

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The Platinum Card from American Express

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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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