British Airways announced a new route to Italy on Thursday – Gatwick to Milan Bergamo.
Flights start on 1st September and will operate six days per week.
Whilst 45km from Milan itself, which makes it an odd choice if that is your destination, Bergamo is very well placed for Lake Como and is also within driving distance of Lake Garda. It will also open up access to a number of ski resorts in the Alps.
Tickets are available, for cash and Avios, on ba.com.
And additional flights to Cancun ….
British Airways added a PS. to its press release on Bergamo to say that Cancun will move to five flights per week this Winter.
Unhelpfully, BA didn’t tell us how many flights it was previously operating or which days will see the additional flights! If you fancy a Cancun break, however, it is worth taking a look at ba.com as the usual two Club World and four World Traveller seats per flight should be freely available on the new service, whichever one it is …..
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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