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British Airways quietly cuts Langham hotels ‘Voyager’ status benefits for Gold members

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British Airways has cut its exclusive Gold member benefits for members who stay at Langham hotels and who enrol in the ‘1865’ loyalty scheme.

As recently as August last year we wrote about the exclusive benefits British Airways Executive Club Gold members got at Langham hotels, including free status.

This was a lesser-known benefit of being BA Gold. Whilst most of the Langham Hospitality Group hotels were in Asia, its namesake is the Langham Portland Place, in London, which Rob reviewed here.

All Executive Club members were able to earn 500 Avios per night.

British Airways cuts Langham Hotels status benefits

More interestingly, British Airways Executive Club Gold members were given ‘Voyager’ status for free.  This came with 6pm checkout, room upgrade, free internet and a choice of welcome amenity. Voyager is the second highest tier in The Langham’s ‘1865’ loyalty scheme, so it was nothing to be sniffed at.

Unfortuantely, it now looks like that partnership has come to an end. The Langham has been removed from the hotel partners page on

The same fate appears to have befallen Mandarin Oriental which also offered little known (even to Mandarin Oriental staff) extra benefits for BA Gold card holders.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

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

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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:

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You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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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