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The new British Airways Heathrow to Marrakech flight is now bookable

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British Airways has announced a new route from London Heathrow to Marrakech in Morocco for the Winter season.

From 28th October 2018 there will be a four-weekly service from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Marrakech.

BA currently has eight flights per week from Gatwick to Marrakech which means that you will be able to choose from 12 different flights in total.

Avios availability for the newly added Heathrow flights will be wide open with the guaranteed four Euro Traveller and two Club Europe seats and there is a good chance to get key dates.

British Airways launches Heathrow Marrackech

However, as of yesterday, the flights had not been properly loaded into ba.com.  There were no inbound flights and no economy flights showing on the BA system but they may have been added by now.  It is fine if you want a one-way outbound in business class though.

Return trips start from £332 in Club Europe and £123 in Euro Traveller.  Round-trip Avios redemptions for Club Europe are 34,000 plus £50 on off-peak days and 40,000 Avios plus £50 on peak days.  In Euro Traveller a round-trip redemption off peak is 17,000 Avios plus £35 and on peak days 20,000 Avios plus £35.

To maximise your miles when paying, your best bet is the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card which earns double Avios (3 per £1) when you book at ba.com or via BA Holidays.  You do not get double Avios if you book with the free British Airways American Express card

Another option is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you book flight tickets directly with an airline.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

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