The new British Airways service from Gatwick to Oakland on the US West Coast, which has reportedly been running with loads as low as 50 passengers, is to be cancelled for Winter 2018/9.
The last flight seems to be Saturday 20th October.
To fill the gap, three of the ten weekly services from Heathrow to Las Vegas are to be moved to Gatwick.
It is not clear at this point if Oakland will return for the Summer timetable starting in late March 2019. Like Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale, the route was started primarily to annoy Norwegian who were operating identical services.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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