News in brief:
Last change to book Qatar Airways at an amazing price
Today is your last full day to take advantage of the Qatar Travel Festival – the deals end at 9pm UK time on Sunday. Some of the business class prices are simply astounding – Oslo to Bangkok for £772, Oslo to Cape Town for £914, Copenhagen to Sydney for £1550 etc.
All Qatar Airways flights earn British Airways Avios and tier points. You can book until 16th December at these prices so you have no excuse.
British Airways cancels Gatwick services for Winter 2016
British Airways announced a raft of cancellations for next Winter yesterday. They will not have told customers yet so check if you are impacted. If you call BA now you will have a better chance of getting first choice of alternative flights.
Tampa – reduced to six flights per week with the Wednesday flight cancelled
Barbados – reduced to 11 flights per week with one Monday and one Wednesday flight cancelled during December, January and February
Kingston – reduced to three flights per week with the Saturday flight cancelled during December, January and February
Orlando – reduced to seven flights per week with one Monday, Wednesday and Saturday flight cancelled in November and March
Remember that using the My Flights app would have alerted you to these changes to your flight automatically.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)
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.
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.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
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.