The experienced Avios collector will already have today marked in their diary. For the rest of you, you should know that today is 355 days until Good Friday 2016 (Friday 25th March).
Why is this important? Because, at midnight last night, British Airways made Avios redemption seats for Good Friday 2016 available.
If you want to lock in an Easter break for next year – and pay the current, cheaper Avios rates – you should book ASAP.
Don’t make any rash decisions. It will cost you £35 per person if you later choose to cancel your flights so booking something completely at random could prove expensive.
You can only book your outbound Good Friday flight today. You would need to book your return flight later when it becomes available. This incurs added risk, of course, since if you cannot book the return flight for some reason (perhaps someone beats you to the seats) you may have to cancel the outbound and pay the cancellation fee.
If you want to use a British Airways Premium Plus American Express 2-4-1 voucher, that is not a problem. You can book a one-way outbound and then ring BA to add the inbound when it becomes available. You will be charged the £35 per person change fee (and possibly a telephone booking fee) but the alternative is to risk losing the outbound seats.
Have a wander over to ba.com and see what you can find.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 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.
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.
(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.)