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 (August 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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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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