News in brief:
British Airways adds extra Las Vegas flights
British Airways is adding three extra flights per week to its Las Vegas schedule from the start of the Winter timetable in late September.
The flights will depart Heathrow using a Boeing 747 on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11.50am.
As this is a new service, you should find good Avios availability even if the existing seven flights per week were already out of redemption seats.
At the same time, two weekly flights to Houston are being cancelled. The afternoon service on Tuesday and Wednesday has been chopped, although that still leaves 12 Houston flights per week. These were Boeing 787 services so it will be interesting to see where the aircraft reappears.
British Airways launches new credit card – in Kuwait
The European credit card market may have become unprofitable following the cap on interchange fees, but that hasn’t stopped British Airways looking for new partners elsewhere.
On 8th May, three co-brand BA credit cards will be launched in Kuwait. The issuer is Commercial Bank of Kuwait and they will operate as a MasterCard.
There will be a 25,000 Avios sign-up bonus running until 31st July on the World card with smaller bonuses on the Platinum and Prepaid versions.
400 Avios with Iberia wine deal
HfP readers who have bought from Vinoseleccion in the past have given me good feedback on the wine so it may be worth a look.
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.
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