Hot off my recent trip to Washington Dulles with British Airways it looks like it is one of the next destinations to see the arrival of Club Suite and the A350. British Airways is gradually loading its finalised summer timetable that will give us a better idea on which routes its newest aircraft will appear on.
If you are not familiar with Club Suite it is the new British Airways business class seat. This article explains Club Suite in detail including where you can fly it.
The latest development is that the A350 is now being scheduled to both Washington DC and Philadelphia from the 29th March which is when the official summer schedule begins.
It is showing on these flights:
BA67 and BA67 between Heathrow and Philadelphia
BA293 and BA292 between Heathrow and Washington Dulles
Additionally, the brand new Boeing 787-10 – also being delivered from the factory with Club Suite – is showing up on the following flights from 1st June (it is due to serve Atlanta from February):
BA193 and BA192 between Heathrow and Dallas Forth Worth
BA49 and BA48 between Heathrow and Seattle (July only)
If you are booked on the designated flights you should be able to see the aircraft swap online. If you have already selected your seats on a non-Club Suite aircraft you should be allocated roughly similar positions, although it is worth making sure you are happy with the selection.
As always, this announcement comes with the caveat that the aircraft are liable to last-minute swaps. BA does not offer to rebook you for free if you are unhappy with a change of aircraft. However, these flights are now fully loaded into the timetable so we can be fairly certain that BA intends to operate them as shown.
The A350 / Club Suite is not showing on any other scheduled flights yet beyond 28th March, including routes it already operates on such as Toronto, Tel Aviv, Bangalore and Dubai. We are still waiting to hear for confirmation on these routes, so do not be alarmed if they are not showing in the summer timetable yet.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 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.
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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.