If you need a sign that things are slowly getting back to normal at British Airways, here is one: the airline is happy to send out press releases promoting service improvements that you never knew you needed.
In this case, the news is that British Airways will serving a traditional British roast dinner in Club World and First during September as part of a new ‘Best of British’ food festival. An image is above.
You will receive “21-day aged British beef, served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables, horseradish cream and gravy”.
Aware that roast beef is not universally popular, flights to the Indian subcontinent will see British roast chicken served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, bread sauce and gravy.
Come October, the beef will be swapped for roast chicken, lamb hot pot and Welsh rarebit with chutney.
It is slightly unclear why a ‘Best of British’ food festival does not include sweet and sour pork, Pizza Margherita or chicken korma but I’m sure they will feature in future months.
Rumours that BA will be bringing back other British food staples such as Toffo, Rowntree’s Bursting Bugs, Cartoonies, Panda Pops, Worcester Sauce Twiglets, Pizza Cheesestrings and the iconic Heinz Baked Beans Pizza are untrue.
Sadly I doubt we will see a return to the meat trolley of the 1940’s:
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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