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BA Euroflyer upgrades its food options from London Gatwick

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BA Euroflyer, the new subsidiary operating British Airways short haul flights from London Gatwick, has announced an upgrade to its food options.

The ‘Speedbird Cafe’ buy on board option will now have fresh food available for impulse purchases. To date, you have only been able to eat something fresh if you had pre-ordered and pre-paid prior to departure.

New options include Tom Kerridge Chicken Coronation sandwiches and Sweet & Spicy Falafel wraps.

BA Euroflyer upgrades its food options from London Gatwick

Club Europe menus have also been refreshed for Spring with new options including lemon pepper roasted chicken salad, wild mushroom risotto and a chickpea and curried coconut salad. Breakfast options remain as a traditional English breakfast, cheese omelette or a charcuterie board.

I was pleasantly surprised by the Club Europe lunch I had flying back from Salzburg in February, which if anything was better than many Heathrow Club Europe meals I’ve had in the past year.

If you fly from Heathrow ….

Rather shockingly, the buy on board options from ‘low cost’ BA Euroflyer at Gatwick are now better than the options from Heathrow, where no fresh food is available for an impulse buy.

This is due to change in the next couple of weeks. Fresh food will be available for buy on board impulse purchases on routes of 3+ hours from Heathrow. Nothing is changing on shorter routes for the moment


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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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You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! 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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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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.

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