This is, I should stress, from the BA rumour mill, albeit from a well placed source.
The story is that British Airways has signed off on a full refurbishment of the 12 x A380 aircraft. First Suite and Club Suite will be installed, with the layout tweaked so that the upper deck is exclusively Club Suite.
The current A380 seat map is in our ‘BA A380 best seat guide’ here. As you can see, the Upper Deck is currently a mix of Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller.
You could see this as a vote of confidence in travel demand. However, it is also the case that – without the 747 fleet any longer – running 1 x A380 per day instead of two smaller aircraft is a way of bringing back a broad network whilst waiting for the next wave of deliveries.
A key issue will be the small cargo hold on the A380, which favours routes with high passenger volumes but low freight demand.
Let’s see if there is any word in IAG’s 2020 results presentation on Friday.
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.
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