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British Airways launches a codeshare flight deal with Malaysia Airlines

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British Airways has announced a new codeshare deal with its oneworld partner, Malaysia Airlines.

It does NOT include the Malaysia Airlines flights between London and Kuala Lumpur.  It does, however, include:

  • Malaysia – Alor Setar, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kuantan, Labuan, Langkawi, Miri, Penang, Sibu, Kuala Terengganu, Sandakan, Kota Bharu, Bintulu
  • Australia – Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth
  • New Zealand – Auckland
  • Indonesia – Denpasar-Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya
  • Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cambodia – Phnom Penh

British Airways Malaysia Airlines codeshare

This means that you can book a ticket on ba.com to any of the destinations above, flying British Airways to Kuala Lumpur and then connecting to a Malaysia Airlines flight which will carry a BA flight number.

You will also earn Avios and tier points for the connection, although this is nothing new as Malaysia Airlines is a oneworld airline anyway.  You may earn more Avios than before depending on any BA status you may hold and which ticket type you have (cheaper economy and business tickets will earn a little more than before).

For clarity, you cannot book these flights with a BA flight number on their own. They will only show in conjunction with the BA flight to or from Kuala Lumpur.

This is a reciprocal deal, with Malaysia Airlines adding its flight code to BA services to Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle via London Heathrow.  Subject to regulatory approval, Malaysia Airlines will also be codesharing with BA on Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Vienna, Brussels, Geneva, Hamburg, Lyon, Toulouse, Paris and Zurich.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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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

60,000 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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 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.

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