We don’t cover SriLankan Airlines much on Head for Points. We should do more, because SriLankan is a member of the oneworld alliance, allowing to earn and redeem Avios on its flights as well as earn British Airways tier points. It also appears to have a decent business class product as you can see below.
If you’re looking to travel to Asia over the Summer, SriLankan is adding additional weekly services from Heathrow to Colombo. Instead of the existing daily flight, you will get:
- 21st July to 31st July – 8 flights per week
- 1st August to 8th August – 9 flights per week
- 9th August to 29th August – 10 flights per week
….. before dropping back to daily in September. I’m not sure how much additional reward availability will be made available but it is worth checking.
If you are planning a Maldives holiday, remember that Colombo is only 85 minutes flying time from Male.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
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 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.
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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