Bronze is one of four tiers of the Executive Club, British Airways’ frequent flyer membership scheme. In this article we’ll look at whether you can use business class check in as a British Airways Executive Club Bronze member.
As you are probably aware, access to business class check-in can sometimes save considerably time when at the airport, since you can skip the economy queue. In general, British Airways does well at its Terminal 5 facility at Heathrow, but for flights from other destinations having priority check-in can be a big boon.
The good news is that as Bronze member, you can use Club World, Club Europe or the equivalent oneworld business class check in regardless of what class you’re flying. This means that, even if you are flying economy, you will be able to jump the queues when checking in and dropping your bags off.
Remember that priority check in is not your only benefit as a Bronze member. You can see a full list of all the British Airways Executive Club Bronze benefits on ba.com here, as well as our article here about what it takes to become a British Airways Bronze cardholder.
(This article is part of our ‘BA Q&A’ series which explains how British Airways Executive Club works. You can see all of our ‘BA Q&A’ articles here. )
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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2023)
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 10,500 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.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
There are also good bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These are available 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.