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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 (March 2021)

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

Until 9th April 2021, American Express is running the biggest sign-up bonuses ever seen on a UK payment card.

You will earn 100,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Platinum (apply here) and 50,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Gold (apply here) which is FREE for your first year. Points transfer 1:1 into Avios. Here are links to our reviews:

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American Express Business Platinum

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Amex American Express Business Gold card

American Express Business Gold

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Here are your other options. There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

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BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

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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:

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American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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The Platinum Card from American Express

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Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

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(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

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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