British Airways has announced a number of long-haul service cancellations for the Winter season, running from October 26th to March 29th 2015.
These cuts are in response to weakening demand – although, you may ask, if demand was so weak, why have Avios redemptions on these routes been so difficult to find recently?
BA generally takes its time to notify passengers of flight cancellations to avoid overwhelming their call centres. If you are flying on any of these routes you might want to check your booking and get on the phone before you are officially notified.
Cancellations from October 26th to March 29th:
London Heathrow to New York JFK:
BA181 outbound Monday to Saturdays cancelled
BA180 inbound Tuesday to Sundays cancelled
London Heathrow to New York Newark:
BA187/186 outbound and inbound on Mondays cancelled
London Heathrow to Accra:
BA079 outbound on Mon, Thu, Fri and Sun cancelled
BA080 inbound on Mon, Tue, Fri and Sat cancelled
London Heathrow to Montreal:
BA095/094 outbound and return on Tuesdays cancelled
London Gatwick to Las Vegas:
All services cancelled from December 2nd to March 2nd (Heathrow services are not affected)
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(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.)