I wrote last week about the new Avios Flight Finder app. This is an iPhone / iPad app which can show you, impressively quickly, reward flight availability on British Airways flights.
This app is not available for Android, nor is it available to non-UK iOS users. It also isn’t usable by anyone who doesn’t have a smart phone.
EDIT, May 2021: If you found this article via Google, hello! Since we published it, ‘BA Redemption Finder’ has become ‘Reward Flight Finder’ – the links below still work. We also recommend that you look at SeatSpy – see this HfP article – which is more comprehensive and usually more accurate in its BA data.
Head for Points reader Tim has developed a simple website which accesses the same database used for the Avios Flight Finder app.
Amazingly, this bit of software is even quicker than the Avios Flight Finder app – because it immediately shows you full availability for the next 355 days!
Like the Avios Flight Finder it cannot handle connections. It also does not show oneworld partner airlines.
The main use of this site should therefore be to check availability when you want to use an Amex 2-4-1 voucher – if you are not using a 2-4-1 voucher you should use ba.com instead as it will show you Qatar, Finnair, Royal Jordanian, airberlin, American, US Airways etc etc as well.
Remember that avios.com has better European economy reward availability than ba.com. For Club Europe, World Traveller, World Traveller Plus, Club World and First it should match what is available on ba.com. Sometimes avios.com does not fully match ba.com but no-one has ever worked out why ….
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)