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 (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.