The service will start in May 2018 and will, amazingly, be the only direct flight from anywhere in Europe to Nashville.
The flights will operate five days per week, with departures on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. It will be a Heathrow Terminal 5 service.
The aircraft will be a new Boeing 787-8. This means that it will be a three-class flight with no First Class available (none of the British Airways 787-8 aircraft have First Class).
These flights are already bookable, for cash or Avios, on ba.com. British Airways has loaded the standard two Club World and four World Traveller seats for each flight, so if you are looking for US redemption flights for next Summer then you might want to jump in now.
Further Avios availability is likely to be added in time, but BA will want to wait to see how well the flights are selling.
And extra US flights added ….
British Airways also added two other services yesterday:
Philadelphia gains an additional three flights per week on top of the existing daily flight. These will operate on Tuesday and Friday (from 27th March 2018) and Sunday (from 6th May 2018).
Phoenix gains an additional three flights per week on top of the existing daily flight. These will operate on Monday, Friday and Sunday from 9th April 2018.
These flights are also available now at ba.com and have the standard initial Avios allocation showing. Again, this is an opportunity to pick up flights to the US on dates when you might previously have given up trying to find Avios availability.
In one final announcement, the morning flight to Chicago will switch from a Boeing 747 to an Airbus A380 from 8th May.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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.