Manchester Airport has confirmed that Terminal 3 will reopen on 27th March, which is the first day of the Aviation ‘Summer season’ and the day on which airlines switch from their Winter to their Summer schedules.
According to the airport website, the airlines moving across on the first day are:
- Blue Islands
- British Airways
- Eastern Airways
With the British Airways lounge in Terminal 3 – image below – being permanently closed, it isn’t clear what facilities will be available.
Here is our last review of the Escape lounge in Manchester Terminal 3 which is underwhelming, although certainly not the worst Escape lounge. It is the only Priority Pass option, with Aspire not being present in Terminal 3.
There is a 0% chance that British Airways will pay for its customers to use the premium 1903 lounge, reviewed here although you may want to pay if it is a special occasion.
Details of the lounges can be found on the airport website here.
As well as the regular Heathrow flights, the long-delayed service between Gatwick and Manchester – designed to feed connecting traffic to Caribbean flights – is due to launch on the same day as the terminal move.
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:
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.
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.
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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