Whilst not necessarily a sensible choice given the train option, unless you were connecting, one of the joys of flying with British Airways from Paris Charles de Gaulle was access to the Cathay Pacific lounge.
Whilst not as good as the one in Heathrow Terminal 3 it was, unsurprisingly, a cut above your typical outstation British Airways lounge.
When the Cathay Pacific lounge closed, BA passengers were left loungeless. The good news is that, due to the refurbishment of Terminal 2A, British Airways flights are now departing from Terminal 2B. This has an airport-run lounge called Extime.
Feedback from HfP readers, as well as commentary on other sites, has been exceptionally positive about this lounge. Here is a blog review.
If you are flying on British Airways through Paris CDG in the near future it seems well worth a visit.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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.
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.