News in brief:
British Airways adds extra Las Vegas flights
British Airways is adding three extra flights per week to its Las Vegas schedule from the start of the Winter timetable in late September.
The flights will depart Heathrow using a Boeing 747 on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11.50am.
As this is a new service, you should find good Avios availability even if the existing seven flights per week were already out of redemption seats.
At the same time, two weekly flights to Houston are being cancelled. The afternoon service on Tuesday and Wednesday has been chopped, although that still leaves 12 Houston flights per week. These were Boeing 787 services so it will be interesting to see where the aircraft reappears.
British Airways launches new credit card – in Kuwait
The European credit card market may have become unprofitable following the cap on interchange fees, but that hasn’t stopped BA looking for new partners elsewhere.
On 8th May, three co-brand BA credit cards will be launched in Kuwait. The issuer is Commercial Bank of Kuwait and they will operate as a MasterCard.
There will be a 25,000 Avios sign-up bonus running until 31st July on the World card with smaller bonuses on the Platinum and Prepaid versions.
400 Avios with Iberia wine deal
HFP readers who have bought from Vinoseleccion in the past have given me good feedback on the wine so it may be worth a look. Full details are here.
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