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Miami wide open for Avios flights from November due to new British Airways service

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Last year, American Airlines announced that it was swapping one its two daily Heathrow to Miami services with British Airways from late 2018.

We are seeing more of this behaviour going on recently.  Virgin Atlantic and Delta, its major shareholder, have also been swapping US routes.  It makes sense when the traffic flow is mainly one way (more UK residents visit Florida than Florida residents visit the UK) to use the ‘local’ brand on the flight.  Because the airlines pool revenue on these services, neither is worse off and both benefit if the combined group gains market share.

British Airways has just opened up booking for this new 3rd-daily Miami service.

Two Club World seats and four World Traveller seats are available on every service.  Only a handful have been nabbed so far!

British Airways Avios availability to Miami

Here are the details:

Service starts 28th October 2018

Aircraft type is a Boeing 747, so there is the option of the Upper Deck if you are in Club World

Outbound will be BA211, leaving at 16.05 and arriving at 20.55

The return will be BA210, leaving at 23.20 and arriving in London at 12.40 next day (23.40 – 13.00 on some days)

If you fancy a trip to Miami for Christmas or New Year, for the Spring, for February half term or for Easter 2019, get booking now at

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Comments (39)

  • Grant says:

    Is there any external link to the announcement? I have a booking on the AA flight (AA38) that is being cancelled in December but it is still shown as open for booking in on their website (tho not on BA’s). I obviously will need to change the flight, but if it is still shown as open for booking I don’t think they will let me – even if we know it has been cancelled.

    • Lady London says:

      You could just call BA and ask. They might be helpful as they will be able to see if it’s cancelled.

  • xcalx says:

    St Augustine is my top pick for Florida followed by St Pete Beach, Naples, Lauderdale by the Sea and Tarpon Springs and what was Clearwater beach 25 years ago, returned last year and the place is ruined by high end jewellers and clothes shops at the start of the pier ( who buys this stuff on a beach day)

    • Boi says:

      Where would people recommend in Florida for a family?
      (Already done Disney)

      • Doug M says:

        Why not Orlando and pass on Disney. Easy access to both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Good range of inexpensive hotels, great weather. Miami not really family, Keys expensive and again not family orientated.

      • Rob says:

        Cape Canaveral

        Drive through the Everglades to see the crocodiles!

      • david says:

        Drive down either coast. There are many state run waterparks that are excellent and a pittance to enter. Knaus Berry Farm in south. Small independent zoos with hands on interactions. Check out the lake swimming near Orlando/Tampa. Timed right you can swim with manatee’s. The theme parks are excellent because they suck in the people like a Mecca whilst I enjoy these surroundings areas without the abundance of people.

  • Lady London says:

    Aren’t BA flying directly to FLL now? A nicer airport to land in than some US ones.

  • Doug M says:

    Kennedy Space centre easy day trip from Orlando, as is Busch Gardens if you want a theme park. If you like beaches Gulf coast fabulous, St. Petes Beach north to Clearwater great beaches. I love the Bilmar on Treasure Island, bit motel like, but clean and located perfectly. Was there last November and loads of the rooms were gutted for a complete refurb, so must have many newish rooms. In Orlando consider the resort places, often kid friendly, play groups and organised activities, on site pools, and you can at these type of place get an apartment, so have full kitchen. Even as a typically solo traveller I love the space and facilities of an apartment, especially when it’s cleaned by someone else.