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BA launches new route to Fort Lauderdale – Avios seats wide open for next Summer

Following on from the very recent news of a new Heathrow to New Orleans route for 2017, British Airways confirmed another rumour yesterday by announcing a new route from Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

Located on the Atlantic coast in south east Florida, Fort Lauderdale is a city of 166,000 people which sits 45km north of Miami.  BA tell me that it is famous for its sunny beaches with an average year-round temperature of 24c and 3,000 hours of sunshine.

Here is the key information:

The route launches on 6th July 2017

There will be three flights per week all year on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

An additional Sunday flight will operate from 16th July to 3rd September

The aircraft used will be a Boeing 777 in a three class configuration, which means no First Class


Seats are now available for booking at  More importantly, Avios availability is wide open.   With at least four World Traveller and two Club World seats available on every flight, and with flights only becoming available for booking from yesterday, there is a great chance here to get yourself to Florida on Avios on peak dates next Summer.

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  1. O/t is the Ba Amex deal targeted as I can’t find it under offers on my BA Amex card? Thanks

  2. Really good for cruise holidays. Last time I flew to FLL, it was via DFW. A direct service from UK will be great.

    Is this new flight from LHR if LGW. If it’s the latter then it doesn’t help me because I have to fly from MAN and BA to my frustration cancelled all flights to LGW so I need to fly via LHR.

  3. A big thank you for your morning e-mails. After looking for ages to get flights for my family using my Avios points and 3 companion vouchers to Florida, I managed to book 6 CW seats flying out on 1 Aug and back on 15 Aug first thing this morning. Absolutely delighted, thanks again.