With many thanks to Flyertalk posters who have been digging around on ba.com this evening.
It is possible that British Airways has been given strike dates by the pilots union BALPA this evening.
Non-refundable tickets for flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick – plus BA1 to New York from London City – seem to have been removed from sale on the following dates:
Wednesday 11th September to Monday 16th September
Thursday 26th September to Saturday 28th September
IF this is due to a strike – and for clarity we don’t know this – it is potentially not for all the dates listed. There may be some contingency at the end to allow planes to reposition and to allow passengers to travel whose flights have been cancelled on earlier days.
As a reminder, flights from London City – except for New York – will operate as normal whatever happens.
More to come, potentially on Friday morning.
For 100% clarity though, we do NOT know for certain that the removal of tickets for sale is due to a pilot strike.
The Flyertalk discussion about the mysterious removal of tickets is here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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.
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.
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.