British Airways may have retired its Boeing 747 fleet but, as we reported last year, a few aircraft will live on.
One of these is the ‘Landor’ Boeing 747, so-called because it features the historic livery designed by the Landor agency. This livery was used between 1984 and 1997. The aircraft, registration G-BNLY, was repainted as part of the ‘BA 100’ centenary celebrations.
Tour the ‘Landor’ on 26th June
The ‘Landor’ Boeing 747 is being given a new lease of life at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey.
On 26th June, you have your first chance to visit the aircraft.
To quote the website:
“We are please to offer you the first ever opportunity to get onboard and to photograph a British Airways 747 since retirement. Get up close and personal, explore the exterior in detail, roam around and get those up close photos that you can’t ever get of a commercial jet. Then get onboard and visit the cockpit, the various classes of cabin. Take all those photos, videos and selfies onboard the one and only Landor 747 BA100 anniversary jet.”
The site will be open between noon and 5pm and you can arrive whenever you want. There will be aviation-related stalls available and outdoor catering.
Children are welcome but under 12’s must be accompanied at all times. There is no charge for children under 10.
Tickets cost £25 per person and can be purchased here.
Experience the ‘Landor’ at sunset
There is a more private evening event too
To cater primarily for those who wish to take photographs of the aircraft without other people being in the way, Dunsfold is running an evening event on the same day.
Running from 6pm to 10pm, it costs £40 per ticket. You will be allowed to tour the aircraft before the door are closed and the cabins cleared. You will then be able to take exterior shots as the sun goes down without any obstructions.
The event includes a barbeque – it isn’t clear is this is included in the price.
Tickets for the evening event can be found here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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.
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