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 (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.
(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.)