British Airways has made another tweak to its rebooking rules in order to help people who are impacted by the pilot strike on 9th and 10th September.
If your outbound flight has been cancelled due to the strike, BA is now protecting your inbound ticket. The return would usually be cancelled automatically when the outbound was cancelled.
Assuming you have made your own alternative arrangements for the outbound, you can now turn up at the airport for the return and be accepted for the flight.
With rebooking now mainly complete, British Airways has reopened flights for standard cash sale on 8th, 11th, 12th and 13th September. If you wanted to fly on those dates but saw no availability – or only highly priced flexible tickets – you should check again.
More rebooking options are now available
A substantial number of additional airlines have agreed rebooking deals with British Airways this week. If you changed your flights last weekend, I would recomend taking a look at this list to see who has been added during the week.
A lot of new options are now available and you may want to ring back and try to change your flight again if your original rebooking was not to your liking. Some are restricted (Singapore Airlines is only accepting Economy passengers and will not allow connections beyond Singapore) but most are accepting BA passengers on any route in any class.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2023)
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:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.
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.