British Airways has announced a couple of additional route suspensions.
The underperforming Gatwick to Oakland route – which was only set up in the first place to annoy Norwegian – is now suspended for Summer 2019, ie from late March.
It was already suspended for the October to March Winter season so it is fair to say that this one can now be treated as permanently cancelled.
You can either rebook on a BA San Francisco service or fly British Airways to Seattle and connect to an Alaska Airways flight to Oakland.
The Gatwick to Fuerteventura route is also cancelled from 25th November.
You can choose to be rebooked on Aer Lingus, routing Heathrow to Dublin (BA only) to Fuerteventura. Plan B is to use Brussels Airways, routing Heathrow to Brussels on BA. Note that Aer Lingus and Brussels Airways do not have a business class cabin.
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:
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
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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