British Airways has launched a trial which allows Economy passengers on European short-haul flights to pre-order food.
The criteria for taking part in the trial seems, ahem, eclectic – the person who sent me the details has no short-haul flights booked at all! Going through the booking process, it appears to be restricted to one daily flight to Malaga and one to Krakow.
As you can see from the image above – click to enlarge – you do not have the full choice of the menu and must select from three meal deals. I am guessing that this is an attempt to increase the average order value.
If you are invited onto the trial, your meal is free so do give it a go if you are on the relevant flights. It isn’t clear why it was emailed to people who are not on the relevant flights though.
PS. If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons to get the ‘no fee’ British Airways American Express credit card.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2023)
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:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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 10,500 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.