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News: two lounges reopen to British Airways passengers, BA Holidays Green List sale

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News in brief:

Two UK lounges reopen to British Airways passengers

On Thursday we published an article looking at which British Airways lounges are open, which are closed and which have been permanently shuttered and ripped out.

By coincidence, two of the lounges on the list have now started to re-admit British Airways passengers after the airline decided to pay up.

Effective immediately, you can enter the lounges at Jersey (which has some BA branding but is actually independent) and Belfast City (recently taken over by Aspire, pictured below) again. You need to be flying in British Airways Club Europe or have relevant British Airways or oneworld status.

Our review of the airport lounge in Jersey is here. Our coverage of the original opening of the British Airways lounge at Belfast City is here – but it is now merged with the Aspire lounge at Belfast City reviewed here and which is next door.

British Airways belfast lounge reopens

Enjoy the new Green List with a discount on a British Airways Holiday

British Airways Holidays has launched extra discounts to the countries added to the travel Green List this week – see here.

The offer applies to travel to Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Ibiza, Madeira, Malta, Mallorca, Menorca and Turks & Caicos.

You must book by 30th June and travel by 30th September.

You will save:

  • £300 on a flight + hotel booking with a total cost of £10,000+
  • £200 on a flight + hotel booking with a total cost of £5,000+
  • £100 on a flight + hotel or flight + car booking with a total cost of £2,500+
  • £50 on a flight + hotel or flight + car booking with a total cost of £1,000+
  • £25 on a flight + car booking with a total cost of £500+

You can book and see the full terms on this page of the BA Holiday website.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

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

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

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