As we covered here, British Airways is soon to receive its first Boeing 787-10 aircraft. It is the larger but shorter-range version of the Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 787-8 which are already in the BA fleet.
The key difference for passengers is that the 787-10 is being delivered with the new Club Suite business class seat. The rest of the Boeing 787 fleet is well down the list of aircraft to be refurbished because they are, of course, still relatively new.
The first 787-10 will go onto the Atlanta route.
This was originally timetabled for 25th February. It then moved to 10th March, as we covered a few weeks ago. This date has also been missed and, according to AirlineRoute, the aircraft is now due to enter service on 14th April.
This means that anyone who was expecting the new Club Suite on their 787-10 to Atlanta will now be stuck with the old Club World seat and a Boeing 787-9. There is no change for First Class passengers as the same seat is being used on the 787-10 and 787-9.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)
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.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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 10,000 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.
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