British Airways Avios
On March 31, 1924 Imperial Airways Limited was formed by joining Britain’s four pioneer airlines: Handley Page Transport, British Marine Air Navigation Co Ltd, Daimler Airways, and Instone Air Line Ltd. After several mergers later, many airline companies came to form what is now known as British Airways on April 1, 1974. It is the flag carrier airline of the UK and is the largest airline in the country based on fleet size, international flights, and international destinations. British Airways has one of the best Business Class services. They guarantee fully-flat beds on every aircraft, online check-ins, Club World lounges, Club World Menu and Club Kitchen, and 3 x32kg luggage allowance on long haul flights.
British Airways has the Executive Club for its frequent flyer program. They call their reward currency “Avios”. Members collect Avios when flying with British Airways or its One World Alliance partners. Avios can also be collected from certain hotels, credit cards, car rentals, and shopping partners. You can even collect Avios on any British Airways flight flown within the three months before joining the Executive Club. A benefiting feature of Avios is that it allows you to pool your points with up to six people who live with you, including your children, by using the Household Account, allowing you to earn more rewards. Avios can be spent on reward flights, cabin upgrades, hotels, and car rentals. There is a scale of payment options, so you can pay for some things using a mix of Avios points and cash. The website even has tools and calculators to help you search for rewards with mixes of Avios point and cash. Frequent flyers under the Executive Club are able to unlock more benefits such as priority check-in and boarding, lounge access, and fast-track security.