Do you have a British Airways eVoucher or Future Travel Voucher from the pandemic, and want to know how much money is left on it?
Better late than never, British Airways has finally introduced the ability to check the value of an eVoucher.
All Future Travel Vouchers should have been converted into eVouchers by now.
If you had a Future Travel Voucher issued between March and November 2020, British Airways will let you cash these in if you request it – see here. This is because it has been decided that British Airways may (ahem) not have been acting fully within the law when advising you on your refund options.
Of course, being British Airways, it is a bit of faff to check your eVoucher balance.
You need to go to this page of ba.com and input your email address.
Does the balance of your voucher(s) then display on screen? Of course not. British Airways will send you an email to tell you how much money is left on your eVoucher.
It’s progress of sorts though ….
Under the current rules, eVouchers must be used by 30th September 2023. I suspect we may see some flexibility on this as the deadline approaches.
Check how busy the British Airways Heathrow lounges are
I’m not sure who originally posted this, but via our forum we discovered a link to this site.
It shows the current passenger volumes in the British Airways lounges at Heathrow Terminal 5. A screenshot is above, taken at 10am yesterday.
Given how far apart the Galleries North and Galleries South lounges are, it could come in useful when deciding which way to go. I doubt many people can face the walk from North to South, or vice versa, if they arrive in one and find it busy.
It is also a reminder that, if your flight departs from the 5B or 5C satellites, the Galleries lounge in Terminal 5B is virtually certain to be quieter than those in the main terminal.
You can check the lounge loads here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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.