This weekend will see the launch of the second longest non-stop flight in the world – London Heathrow to Perth, operated by Qantas using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with 236 seats.
QF10 will depart Heathrow at 13.30, arriving into Perth at 13.15 the next day. Amazingly, the plane still hasn’t finished for the day – it flies on to Melbourne.
It is the first non-stop service to link Europe and Australia, replacing the existing Melbourne – Dubai – London service.
Qatar’s Doha to Auckland flight remains the longest flight in world. Heathrow to Perth, at 14,498 km, is 28km shorter.
In theory this flight is bookable with Avios although I don’t know if seats are available in practice.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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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