British Airways sprung a pleasant surprise yesterday by launching a new Cape Town service from London Gatwick.
As Cape Town is one of the toughest Avios redemptions to book, this is an excellent opportunity.
Starting on 24th November and only for the Winter season, the flights will be operated by a three-class Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with 48 Club World seats.
The outbound flights will depart on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, returning on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Flights will be overnight in both directions and are perfectly timed for a short break. Remember that South Africa usually has only a one hour time difference so, in Club World, you can get a good nights sleep and wake up perfectly fresh.
As a new route, Avios availability is very good. BA opened up two Club World seats and four World Traveller seats on every flight yesterday.
These seats are unlikely to last long so, if you fancy a break in Cape Town, I recommend heading over to ba.com and moving quickly.
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