Loganair has been quietly building up its Teesside to Heathrow service, which is going up to three flights per day on weekdays from 12th July.
It appears from ba.com that British Airways will codeshare on the route from 1st July.
The main practical benefit is that you will be able to book flights from Teesside to the entire BA route network on a single ticket with both flights having a BA flight number. You will also earn standard Avios and tier points from the Loganair service.
Transfers will not be seamless, unfortunately. The Loganair service is using Terminal 2 at Heathrow, so an intra-terminal transfer will be required.
It isn’t clear what lounge facilities, if any, will be available for British Airways status passengers travelling on Loganair from Terminal 2. The lounge rules for BA codeshare flights have always been very restrictive, often limited to Gold members with no guest allowance.
An extra benefit for Loganair – apart from the money it receives from seats sold by British Airways – is that BA will be incentivised to see the Teesside service succeed. This could mean ensuring that Loganair gets access to Heathrow slots from BA’s portfolio once the owner of its current borrowed slots wants them back.
For clarity, you cannot book Teesside to Heathrow on its own under the BA flight number, to earn Avios and tier points. It can only be booked as part of a connecting service.
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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