British Airways and American Airlines have jointly announced some changes to their US scheduling for the Winter timetable, starting in late October.
From 27th October, American Airlines is adding an extra Heathrow to Miami flight. There will now be five Miami flights each day, equally spaced, of which British Airways will operate three and American Airlines two.
All of these flights are bookable with Avios, although only the British Airways services allow the use of a British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher and have off-peak discounted pricing.
British Airways is adding three weekly flights to Philadelphia, which is a key American Airlines hub. The additional services will operate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, which will mean three flights per day. BA will operate two and American will operate one. There should be decent Avios availability on these new flights as they have just been announced.
Want to learn more about redeeming Avios on American Airlines?
This HfP article tell you everything you need to know about how to redeem Avios points on American Airlines including the best ‘sweet spot’ redemptions.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2022)
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 Avios.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.