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British Airways adding Philadelphia flights, American Airlines adding Miami flights

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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.

American Airlines adding Miami flight

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 credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)