British Airways is now publicising the fact that you can check in your bags at Heathrow on the day before you fly.
Take a look at this page of ba.com.
Whilst it has only just been added to the website, it appears that this has been quietly offered since last Autumn to anyone who turned up and asked. British Airways has now decided to make it an official part of its service.
Here are the times it is available, plus times for Gatwick and Edinburgh where it has been offered for a while:
Heathrow Terminal 5 – check-in between 16.00 and 22.00 for flights departing before 13.00 the next day
Heathrow Terminal 3 – service not available
Gatwick South – check-in between 16.00 and 22.00 for flights departing before 13.00 the next day
Edinburgh – check-in between 04.00 and 20.00 (18.00 on Saturdays) for flights departing before 09.30 the next day
It is not available at any other airport at present. Whether it rolls out further will depend partly on take-up but also on the ability of the airport to handle luggage which is checked in early.
PS. If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons why you may want to apply for the British Airways American Express credit card.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.
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.