Today, Sunday 25th, is British Airways official 100th birthday.
If you are flying today, you can expect bunting at check-in desks and Hotel Chocolat giveaways for short-haul passengers.
Children travelling through Heathrow and Gatwick today can also pick up a free BA backpack – see below for a 20% discount on buying a personalised one for your own child – as well as a special branded luggage tag and pin badge.
The August-long specials we have mentioned before – Tom Kerridge-designed menu options and the limited edition The White Company amenity kits (in white) – are also ongoing.
If it’s also YOUR birthday today, whether you are flying or not, you may have received 9,000 Avios as a birthday gift.
Overall I think British Airways has done a good job with the 100th anniverary celebrations, especially the retro liveries. And, of course, there may still be more to come.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 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:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)