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British Airways launches its new TV ad tonight – take a peek here

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t British Airways is launching its new TV advertisement today. It is the first campaign for the airline, as opposed to BA Holidays, since the 100th anniversary campaign in 2019.

It will premiere during Gogglebox tonight. I’m not sure what that says about BA’s view of its customer base …..

There is no need to watch Gogglebox, however, as you can see it here (or click here if you are reading this via our daily emails).

There is also a ‘behind the scenes’ version which you can watch on You Tube here.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (59)

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  • James says:

    Only have the £30 offer on my Platinum card 😭
    I would like to know if it will stack with the £175 Waitrose Amex offer I still have saved too ??

    Anyone know ?

  • Russ says:

    Qatar along with Hawaiian airlines perhaps being first carriers to install these seats #justsaying

  • Baggins Surrey says:

    Don’t know why BA ad made me tearful! Might be the signature music that evokes BA’s best times. So glad that they used actual staff, and still had some! I know from personal experience in the past, how proud and hopefully now and in the future, people were to work for BA. Let’s hope that is still valued. Hopefully we will be able actually fly our booked long haul with them in October.

    • Lady London says:

      Trying to remember where that music comes from. Italian?

    • VINZ says:

      I second this. They made me emotional and also laugh out loud at the end. Can’t wait to be able to fly again, freely… and no matter what, I still love BA.

  • Ernie says:

    “It will premiere during Gogglebox tonight”

    No it won’t.

  • James says:

    The to fly to serve BA advert from 2016 (I think) was the best one they’ve ever made. Literally gives me goosebumps even now

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