We wrote on Sunday about how South African Airways is dropping one of its two daily flights from Heathrow to Johannesburg with the upside of a new Airbus A330-300 with SAA’s newest business class seat operating the remaining flight.
The rumour is that British Airways has leased the 2nd set of South African Airways landing and take-off slots for five years. SAA is believed to be hopeful that it will be in a better financial position to resume the 2nd daily service after that time.
There is no guarantee that BA will use the slots to operate an additional service to South Africa. The early morning Heathrow landing slot is particularly useful and is more likely to be used to add a new service to North America or Asia.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
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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