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British Airways completes its short-haul wi-fi roll out

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According to paxex.aero, which specialises in this sort of news, British Airways has completed the roll-out and activation of wi-fi on its short haul fleet.

British Airways is using the European Aviation Network, backed by Inmarsat.

British Airways BA A320neo

It primarily uses cellular connections on a system powered by Deutsche Telekom.

With passengers now 100% certain to be on a short-haul aircraft where the system has been activated, we can expect to see more promotional activity as BA seeks to gain a competitive advantage.


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

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British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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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

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American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

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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.

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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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Comments (38)

  • Nick says:

    OT, sorry, but does anyone know about BA’s 31st Aug travel cutoff for covid rules (https://twitter.com/nickhaley/status/1351242739602649091). It states travel must be completed by 31 Aug to avoid a penalty. Does that mean finished having landed on 31 Aug, or simply the last sector taking off on 31 Aug and say landing on 1st Sep? Thank you.

    • Ian says:

      Nick, I suggest you post this in today’s HfP chat thread. These were created every day largely to stop the main threads being cluttered with O/T items – and you may get more response there.

  • Mark says:

    The link to the Loganair website is wrong- should have 2021 in the URL, not 2020!

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