The flotilla of airlines now operating flights on behalf of British Airways is growing. BA is struggling with aircraft as it tries to utilise the Monarch slots it recently bought at Gatwick Airport (and which must be used or forfeited) as well as having other aircraft in maintenance for ‘densification’.
As far as we can tell, this is current list of airlines now flying on behalf of British Airways:
Germania (no Club Europe, free drinks and snacks in Euro Traveller)
Titan (with Club Europe, free drinks and snacks in Euro Traveller)
BA CityFlyer (an Embraer 190 usually working out of London City with 2×2 seating, with Club Europe, free drinks and snacks in Euro Traveller)
Aer Lingus (no Club Europe, free drinks and snacks in Euro Traveller)
The randomness adds a bit of extra excitement every time you book, although the impact services should already be showing at ba.com.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2023)
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:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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 10,500 Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.
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.