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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.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (November 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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

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Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

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

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (38)

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  • 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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