British Airways has announced a new route from London Gatwick to Cologne.
The service will launch on 16th November in order to catch the Christmas Market traffic.
Cologne is the 4th largest city in Germany, with its sightseeing attractions topped by the huge cathedral. Business travellers will also appreciate the ability to reach the enormous Koelnmesse trade show complex.
The new route will operate four times per week, on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. It is currently only due to operate for the Winter timetable which runs until late March.
As usual, two Club Europe and four Euro Traveller seats have been made available on each flight for Avios redemptions. If you want to book a Christmas Market trip then you should find good availability on prime dates if you take a look today.
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 UK credit cards (June 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
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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