The Two Best Credit Cards To Fly On British Airways For Free


I fly all over Europe for free in British Airways in Club Europe and I outline the two best credit cards to fly about free on British Airways below.

For me, the reason to fly Club Europe is to get access to the British Airways airport lounges which are very good when flying out of London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Out of Heathrow you get access to the Heathrow Galleries Club South Lounge or the Galleries Club North. Out of Gatwick you get access to the British Airways Business Lounge. All three lounges are excellent and are used by travellers flying Club Europe and Club World. For me, the use of these lounges makes it worth flying Club Europe on outbound flights from London.

For those who do not regularly travel in Club Europe, the seats on offer are currently the same as those in Economy. However, the Economy seats are 3×3 across the plane, the Business Class seats atend to be 2×2 on most Short Haul planes, as British Airways have wedged a small into the middle seat which gives you room to breathe, plenty of elbow room as well as an alternate platform to sit your drinks. The pitch or leg room remains pretty cramped on these planes but for 2 hours, it is not unbearable.

You also get a hot towel, a drink (or as many drinks as you like including alcohol) and a choice of meals as well as less stressed more attentive air stewards.

How I Fly On British Airways For Free

I fly on British Airways Avios for free accrued on by my FREE Amex Gold Card. Contact me for a referral which will get you 22,000 Amex bonus points, 2,000 more than the usual offering (when you spend 2,000GBP in your first three months).

I convert my American Express Rewards directly to airline miles so that I can fly about exclusively on these.

The UK British Airways Amex Card is also a great way to collect Avios. You will receive 26,000 Avios if you spend 3,000 GBP in their first three months on the Premium card and a 2-4-1 free flight after spending 10k GBP. Our referral gets 1,000 more than the usual 25,000 Avios bonus and you can apply for this at the same time as the Gold card these cards are unrelated in Amex’s eyes.

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Reviews within this content are solely the opinion of the author and have not been sponsored, influenced, or reviewed by American Express.