One of the two final British Airways 747s to depart Heathrow will be preserved at Cotswold Airport near Kemble, Gloucestershire.
G-CIVB, which is painted in the Negus retrolivery from the 70s and 80s, will be converted into a business, conferencing and private hire venue. There are also plans to open a cinema inside, although I can’t imagine an aircraft makes a particularly good screening room!
Plans are for the aircraft to be open to the public from Spring next year. Money raised from the aircraft will be used to support Cotswold Airport’s scholarship programme and charity. This allows 10 students per year to get the opportunity to undertake some flying instruction or experience other aviation career environments.
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
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:
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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