I love British Airways regardless of their dated Business Class product which falls behind many competitors. Why? Because I am British and although I was an expat as a child, I feel relatively safe on a British Airways aircraft as I know UK regulations and rules are adhered to, plus I find the pilots to be some of the most entertaining and comforting in the sky.

Of course, there have been some embarrassing reports of bed bugs on British Airways following poor clenliness on their planes, but Head for Points reports that BA has been circulating some images of the new deep clean programme which has just been launched on all 120 long-haul aircraft.

With surprising honesty, it says “Dirty interiors have been a source of complaints from customers and cabin crew for some time.” Each aircraft is getting 140 person-hours of cleaning.

This is good news for me, as I travel on British Airways long-haul Business Class (as well as BA short haul Business Class) regularly.

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Of course many of my flights on British Airways are free as I play the credit card game. I usually book on air miles and American Express Rewards which convert directly to Avios (along with other airline miles). The FREE Amex Gold Card is an incredible deal with a huge free bonus of Membership Rewards. You can apply for the US card right here. For the UK card, you will need to drop me an email for a referral to get extra referral bonus points.

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