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British Airways moving to the new Terminal C at Orlando airport

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If you have an Orlando trip coming up this Autumn, you should know that British Airways will be moving over to the new Terminal C.

The opening date is scheduled to be 19th September, which seems to have been chosen to avoid the Labor Day peak.

Terminal C Orlando Airport

Aer Lingus will also be moving to Terminal C. The other confirmed airlines are Azul, Breeze, Caribbean, Emirates, Gol, Icelandair, JetBlue, Lufthansa and Norse.

Virgin Atlantic, it appears, will not be moving.

You can find out more about Terminal C on the airport website here. It is not clear how many lounges will be available although Plaza Premium is believed to be opening there.

Based on the images available online, one of which is above, it looks impressive – especially by US airport standards.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2023)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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The Platinum Card from American Express

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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 10,500 Avios.

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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.

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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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American Express Business Gold

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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.

Comments (63)

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  • Matt says:

    Might help avoid the chaos that is Orlando security in the main terminal.

    I know it isn’t a hub but really doesn’t help connections from BA to/from AA which I’ve had to do a few times (baggage making it is inconsistent no matter connection time). Or even AA to JetBlue given the North East alliance.

  • KrysDeJ says:

    Any ideas on how to use the paypal offer please ? got it on two of my amex “spend £100 and get £20 back” – thanks everyone

    • Rob says:

      The vast majority of online shops take PayPal – shouldn’t be an issue to use by October.

      We are still waiting to see if gift card purchases from the PayPal gift card shop work.

      Sending £100 to a mate is also likely to work.

      • Alan says: also taking PayPal so potential there as well

      • Sloth says:

        Can also pay BT with PayPal…

      • Gordon says:

        Doubt if sending a payment to a mate would work.

        Offer only valid at merchant locations which are currently open and trading. Please reach out to the business directly for more information.

    • RussellH says:

      CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) take Paypal.

  • Neil P says:

    Hello, can someone confirm if these PayPal offers are cumulative or needing to be a one off payment for the amount?

    • Harrier25 says:

      Looks to me that it needs to be a one off payment.

      This offer appeared on my Green card and the two associated supps the other day. As Rob says above, it has now appeared on many Marriott & BA cards too, but has anyone seen this offer on their free ARCC?

    • JerrySignfield says:

      It IS cumulative as mine just triggered from several transactions

      • Harrier25 says:

        Good news! Thanks for reporting because it doesn’t say that in the t&c’s

  • @mkcol says:

    Happened to spot the PayPal offer in my BAPP AMEX last night so loaded it & sent husband £100, with a note to send it back to me!

    • IPC says:

      Amex will not like this.

      • Entitled says:

        Amex should think before they act then.

        • Dave says:

          Does this type of transaction get classed as a cash withdrawal on the card and therefore incur a handling fee, as far as you are aware?

          • Paul says:

            Wondering this also….

          • markdhayes says:

            No I pay friends and family all the time a d it comes off my Amex via PayPal, if this will trigger the offer, who knows atm!

    • Gordon says:

      This does not work, Has to be a transaction to a business not family and friends….

  • Peggerz says:

    Spend £70, £15 back x 3 newly arrived on my ARCC..

  • Manya says:

    New Bicester offer on Amex. Spend £500 get £100 back on my platinum and spend £400 get £50 back on my BA premium.

    Valid until October. Anyone know if we can somehow purchase a gift card and trigger the offer?

    • Reney says:

      It used to be possible to buy a bicester village gift card and trigger the offer, have you read the T&C which used to say included the customer center. Some of their stores will actually sell gift cards that works in the non outlet – lululemon was definitely one.

  • Joan says:

    Ooh thanks – I checked again on my BA Amex and got the spend £100 get £20 back 😊

  • Philondon says:

    Spend £100 get £20 back on my ARCC.

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