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9+ British Airways Club World business class seats to Orlando opened for Avios

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If your kids have been badgering you for a trip to Disney, this could be your chance.

A huge amount of Avios reward availability to Orlando has opened up.  On some days, for example 21st August, I can see 9+ seats in Club World.

Book Avios flights to Disney

There are now two flights per day from Gatwick to Orlando on many dates, leaving within two hours of each other, which seems to be the reason. I don’t know if this has always been the case or if there is a new service slotted in to use the new ex-Monarch landing slots.

A quick look at baredemptionfinder shows at least 5 Club World seats bookable with Avios on most day in May, June, late August and September.  You will still struggle for July and early to mid August however.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (75)

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  • Yup says:

    Wrong castle. This is the Paris one.

  • PGW says:

    I’ve been a very regular visitor to Florida for over 20 years now and have established 3 hard rules from my experience. Firstly, never visit when the weather is dreadful in July and August. Secondly, Orlando is a 1 time destination and, lastly, avoid the BA sub par ex LGW planes at all times.

    There are some great bargains to be ex DUB on superior carriers without spending ridiculous amounts in redemptions charges with BAEC.

  • James says:

    “If your kids have been badgering you for a trip to Disney” give them a slap and remind them how lucky they are to have any kind of childhood, many kids around the world don’t.

    • Alan says:

      Surely physical abuse is seriously frowned upon these days?

      I’m sure it would be better to put them on the naughty step and remind them about how fortunate they are not to be born in a 3rd world country

      Or, you could just got to Florida and have fun.

  • Paul says:

    Late August is a good time to go to Disney World. The US school head back mid August and the parks start to quieten down a little. If you purchase tickets such as Disney My Way or Ultimate, you can plan your day a little by prebooking your fast passes up to 60 days in advance

    • Neil says:

      Only 60 days if you stay on-site, otherwise it’s 30 days. A single night’s stay will get you 60 days, however.

    • Sussex Bantam says:

      I’d echo this – last two weeks in August are much quieter and probably he best time to go if you have kids of a school age and don’t want to bunk them out of school

      • JP says:

        I agree too, we went in late August last year and the attractions were quiet. It was Brits everywhere in shopping centres, attractions etc, but not enough to make it busy.

        Weather was mostly very good (too hot really as 100F+ on some days), there were a couple of days of downpours but we timed those on the days we were doing long drives.

  • Michael C says:

    Grr…still nothing the week BEFORE half term in Oct…sneaky snorkels!

  • Jon says:

    Not sure where the best place to pose this question is… so sorry if I’ve got it wrong!

    There are some great priced business class saver flights from Helsinki through Doha to Kathmandu which I’d like purchase, but I wonder if I can discount them further using Avios… BA’s website does not have the discounted price so I cannot book through there, and I can’t see a way of discounting with BA points on Qatar’s website… is this going to be possible?

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