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Avios seats now bookable on additional British Airways St Lucia flights next Summer

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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.

More Avio seats to St Lucia

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.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.

There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios (SPECIAL OFFER) and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 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

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 30,000 Avios.

30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

30,000 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.

(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.)

Comments (148)

  • Shoestring says:

    Great. You discuss at great boring length with your OH what’s the latest she must leave home to get to LHR, knowing how crap she is in these matters, she agrees everything, she leaves what seems to be 2 hrs later than agreed and is now stuck in traffic, 2+ hrs behind agreed schedule. It’s not looking good.

    • Optimus Prime says:

      Will you claim EU261 compo if she’s 3 hours late? 😛

    • BJ says:

      Chill Harry, no point getting worked up over things you now cannot change, let the kids pig out on junk food and the games arcade, and you go get a new Lee Child book or try Karin Slaughter like some of us recently suggested.

      • Shoestring says:

        I was up at 7 bloody am re-writing press releases for her so that she could put work away and get away on time.

    • Mikeact says:

      My wife is always right, even when she’s wrong……Golden next year..hopefully !

      • Shoestring says:

        same here, though only 20 yrs next year

        looks like they’ll squeak onto the flight

        • Chrisasaurus says:

          Problem now (assuming they made it?) Is that it proves her right- she left at just then right time after all, got more work done and still arrived in time.. Good luck next tine!

    • Anna says:

      My husband’s aunt has the same problem. Over the years she has learned to tell her husband that their plane/ferry/cruise ship leaves 3 hours before it is actually scheduled to depart to stand any chance of getting to their destination on time.

      • Lady London says:

        I have to do that to myself to have any chance of leaving on time too…

  • S says:

    OT: how soon are purchased avios credited? I’m 20k short for a redemption, but I don’t want to buy them yet just in case the seats I’m looking for become unavailable while my MR points are transferring.

  • Mikeact says:

    And another OT. Did anybody notice that Qantas are going to run some ‘proving flights’ in the next few weeks…..non stop from Sydney to London, refuelling and on to NewYork ? Selected flight crew and cabin staff as well as doctors, and other selected personnel.
    With code share with BA , this could be exciting times.

    • Nick_C says:

      My understanding is that they want to run non stop from Sydney (and Melbourne) to London, also non stop from Sydney etc to NY. If they are flying Lon to NYC then they will just be repositioning for another test flight.

      The test flights will vary about 40 passengers and probably three sets of crew.

      Qantas have put pressure on Airbus and Boeing to come up with a suitable plane that can operate Lon Syd with a full payload.

      • Lady London says:

        I’d fly it. Even though my worst yet was 16hrs from BKK to CDG and that was on a 380 with a flat bed. How Economy passengers survived that flight I will never know.

  • BJ says:

    O/T: For anybody who missed the Hilton 7,500 bonus points offer for two stays – registration is again open to all (HT to LoyaltyLobby)

  • Ron says:

    Worth mentioning on the 1£ redemptions: if you go for the 30£ option to avoid the terrible exchange rate on your avios you are actually booking a cash+avios flight. Which does NOT have the same flexibility as a standard redemption when it come to changes.

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