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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.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

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Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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

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 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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (64)

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  • Nick B says:

    Hi there. Would be good to know the best way to maximise the Bicester Village offer. Is there a way to purchase a gift card and then be able to spend across more than one shop on site.

  • mark2 says:

    My PayPal gift card purchase has come out of pending.
    It now shows as ‘PAYPAL *PYPLGIFTSUK 08003687123’

  • Yorkieflyer says:

    IHG offer not quite as good as suggested due to the dire $ £ exchange rate

    • WaynedP says:

      Indeed, the inconvenient truth is that politicians may lie through their teeth about hypothetical benefits of Brexit, but clinically objective world markets reveal the bare facts.

      • mark2 says:

        Isn’t the Euro now worth less than $1?

        • Harrier25 says:

          Exactly @mark2. The markets currently have less confidence in the Euro than they do in Sterling.

          • WaynedP says:

            Euro understandably suffering from Russian energy reliance right now, but one of the good things that will emerge from Putin’s unprovoked aggression will be a more energy resilient Western Europe.

            But GBP looks set to end 2022 as the worst performing major currency in the world (just as happened in 2016).

            We’ll just have to wait and see whether Europe’s energy-reliance issue is resolved sooner than that “oven-ready Brexit deal” (sold to the unsuspecting British masses by someone who blatantly and persistently spouts assurances entirely devoid of any truth) finally begins to take advantage of more attractively priced British exports and starts to reverse all our shrinking living standards.

            Two and a half years (and counting) is already a long time to hold one’s breath waiting in hope though.

          • will says:

            GBP is stronger against EUR and YEN than it was 1 year ago.
            Don’t get me wrong, I think that old labour phrase “the pound in your pocket is a lb of Sh**” is perfectly valid, it’s just that others have been slightly more disastrous than ours.

          • Lady London says:

            “Oven ready Brexit”. You mean, like turkeys?

          • Harrier25 says:

            We’ll be fine from September when all the male EU leaders are drooling over our attractive new Prime Minister! PM 4 PM 😂

          • WaynedP says:

            😆
            Clawing our way back to prime spot on the world stage by fielding a “droolable” field of candidates for PM 🤣

            It’s at least something I suppose, and good to see a diverse line up.

  • Ruralite says:

    I got the spend £100 get £20 x 1 on my Amex gold earlier in the week & last night the spend £70 get £15 x 3 appeared on my free BA Amex too

  • Gordon says:

    Thanks Rob, Got spend £70 get £15 back x 3 on BAPP & spend £300 get £60 back x 1 on Amex Business Gold. Every little helps in the present climate😊

  • Gordon says:

    Flying Orlando next autumn, Will BA have a lounge at Terminal C….

  • Skywalker says:

    Maybe it’s better to ask Amex that question

  • rams says:

    It’s a great PayPal offer. So many places take it.

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