British Airways reopened its Galleries Club North lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 yesterday, after seemingly acknowledging that there was no legal basis for keeping it closed.
The good news is that status and premium customers do now have somewhere to sit.
The bad news is that it is not a food and drink extravaganza. According to a post on Flyertalk yesterday, the food offering consists of a ‘help yourself’ selection of:
Tuna and lemon mayonnaise
Chicken and bacon
Tomato and red pepper (in a takeaway container)
Cheese and onion
Blueberry or chocolate
Oddly, there is a fairly full drinks menu available from the bar. If you want to mix your tuna sandwich with rum, tequila, brandy, whisky or vodka, you can.
For clarity, you can eat the food in the lounge – there is no obligation to sit outside in the terminal as some people had assumed would happen.
Lufthansa also continues to offer a ‘served at your seat’ or assisted buffet in its Terminal 2 lounge.
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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