Last month we wrote about British Airways and its trial of mobile “health passport” app VeriFLY on flights to the US.
The app lets you upload your required negative covid test result before you travel, letting you skip an in-person check-in if you have no checked baggage and head straight to security.
VeriFLY is now expanding to ALL international BA flights
From Monday, ALL British Airways passengers flying to the UK will be able to use VeriFLY. Passengers can check that they meet the entry requirements of their destination by providing digital health document verification and confirming their eligibility. The app remains optional but will speed up check-in times.
BA continues to work with IATA on the development of the competing IATA Travel Pass app. Irrespective of how well VeriFLY – which is a privately developed ‘for profit’ project – works, the airline industry may choose to unify around the IATA app to allow the seamless transfer of data.
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.