British Airways has announced a new service to Bilbao in Spain from 29th March.
Operating from Heathrow Terminal 5, there will be two flights per day. The flight times are excellent for a short break with outbound services at 09.20 and 16.05 and return flights leaving Bilbao at 13.05 and 19.40.
It will interesting to see how this route performs. Whilst there will be some business traffic, I would expect it to be a mainly leisure route. It is worth noting that this flight will go from Terminal 1 which is a bit of a no-mans land now that most of the airlines have moved to Terminal 2.
Flights are now booking at ba.com.
If you were wondering where the slots are coming from, part of the answer is that the Heathrow to Rotterdam service is being scrapped from 28th March.
Rotterdam will continue to be served from London City. BA is moving booked passengers onto the City flights or transferring them to an Amsterdam flight from Heathrow.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
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.
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There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.