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A few photos from the reopened British Airways Concorde Room at Heathrow

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The British Airways Concorde Room lounges in London and New York, for ticketed First Class passengers, reopened on Wednesday.

Reader Daniel was in the Heathrow lounge and sent a few pictures to show how it has been refurbished (since, ahem, much of the artwork was sold off at auction).

Click to enlarge slightly:

British Airways Concorde Room Heathrow Terminal 5

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Concorde Room Heathrow Airport

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British Airways Concorde Room Heathrow Terminal 5

The sleep pods which are now in Galleries First have also made an appearance:

British Airways Concorde Room Heathrow Terminal 5

Here is the Concorde nose cone which used to be at the Waterside head office and is now on the Concorde Room terrace:


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

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

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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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.

Capital on Tap Visa card

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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 card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

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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.

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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.)

Comments (37)

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  • Doug M says:

    A very petty point. If you do click on the pics to enlarge when you back it returns to the top of the story not the position of the pic. It’s a measure of my boredom that I chose to mention this 🤷🏻‍♂️
    Firefox on an iPad.

  • Neil says:

    Only BA could launch a sale on their holidays and then produce a blank page when you click to book!

  • Peter says:

    Just cancelled my Plantium last month as didn’t know whether this lounge would be open for my trip this month or not…

  • barnaby100 says:

    Most important thing- Have they put any extra sockets in the CCR?

  • Right says:

    BA related

    Has Iberia cabin bag size changed?
    I seem to remember it was 56 X 45 x 25 cm but now it shows 56 X 40 X 25cm.

    BA still maintain same size as before.

  • B Björn says:

    CCR should be a haven of peace then. First seats cut by two thirds.
    Even with Prems, GGL4L/Concorde Card holders it will be a lot quieter than before.
    Surprised they’ve reopened it.
    How long until BA sell access to it?

  • Dubious says:

    If the phone line queue doesn’t take too long you may be better off calling back and seeing if you get a different answer from a different agent.

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