Extra Avios seats are now bookable on St Lucia flights for next Summer.
Virgin Atlantic recently announced that it was pulling out of its St Lucia route from next June.
British Airways is picking up the slack. It is adding two additional weekly flights to St Lucia in Summer 2020. Extra flights are scheduled between 4th July and 29th August 2020 from London Gatwick to St Lucia.
Since these flights have recently been added to the schedule there is still excellent Avios reward availability. Remember that British Airways guarantees two Club World and four World Traveller seats available for Avios bookings on every flight it operates.
The easiest way to see reward availability is by using Reward Flight Finder. It is currently showing very good availability for flights in July and early August, which is as far out as you can currently book.
BA is cancelling one weekly Orlando service and one weekly Las Vegas service during this period to free up an aircraft.
To maximise your miles when paying the taxes, your best bet is the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card which earns double Avios (3 per £1) when you book at ba.com. You do not get double Avios if you book with the free British Airways American Express card. Another option is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you book flight tickets directly with an airline.
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