British Airways increases Sao Paulo services – good Avios availability if you book now
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British Airways has added two new weekly flights to Sao Paulo. It has not been officially announced yet as far as I know but the flights are available for booking.
As usual, the guaranteed two Club World seats and four World Traveller economy seats are available for Avios redemptions on the new services. If you have previously tried to get Avios seats to Sao Paulo and not found availability, look again today.
The new flights start on 1st November:
Heathrow to Sao Paulo
Thursday – BA 241 – departs 18.40, arrives 04.50 Friday
Sunday – BA 241 – departs 19.05, arrives 05.15 Monday
Sao Paulo to Heathrow
Monday – BA240 – departs 16.20, arrives 06.15 Tuesday
Friday – BA 240 – departs 16.20, arrives 06.15 Saturday
These new services will use a Boeing 787-9, if BA still has any in working order.
The existing daily service on a Boeing 777 will continue to be available. You may want to consider swapping any existing redemption to the new 787 service as it is a far more attractive option in Club World or First Class.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard
25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review
Barclaycard Avios Mastercard
5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.