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Can’t use the Avios Flight Finder app? HfP reader Tim creates a web version

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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.

Until now.

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. 

You can find it by clicking here.

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 ….


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

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BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

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You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

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American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

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We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

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The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

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.)

Comments (87)

  • andy L says:

    Brilliant Tim ! This tool is a delight to use. Simple, fast (hopefully accurate!) I agree the mods suggested by other HfPers seem very useful too, and others may well come to light, but if they do not – the basic tool is superb. Thank you so much. I wish you all the very best in your other development work, and will keep you in mind when my business requires development work. Again – very best regards and thanks Raffles for sharing. This is exactly the sort of stuff HfP excels in !

  • DV says:

    Excellent work Tim!

  • Tim Rogers says:

    Probably easiest way to do that is just to make two searches – still pretty simple and I think the interface might get a bit confusing if you had the option to have different ones.

    Unfortunately it isn’t possible to have the departure and arrival times – wish it was as it’d be much more helpful!

  • Brendan says:

    I think there is a major flaw when searching from regional airports. It seems to be perhaps checking the individual sectors and if the date has flights for both sectors it will display that date is available. But that doesnt mean that the flight times allow it to be feasible.

    Eg Searching BFS -> AGP shows 4/9 and 5/9 as dates available. Likewise BFS->LON and LON->AGP show availability. But there is no availability for the complete trip on avios.com because the Belfast to London flights are in the evening and therefore the connection is not possible. I think the checker is just displaying dates where both sectors are available at any stage of the day but may not be feasible connections.

  • Andy says:

    Could it show all destinations for a date range?

    • Rob says:

      There is a new tool on the American site which can do this for BA. More on Monday.

  • Louise says:

    This is brilliant!

  • Mark says:

    Just tried searching for EDI-BER.

    The site is offering dates in the past (searching at 23:00 on Sunday, gives flight availability for the previous Friday and Saturday.

    Is this due to the use of old data, or just a programming bug (possibly on the BA end)

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