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More British Airways routes getting the new Club Suite business class

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After yesterday’s news that Philadelphia and Washington DC were getting the A350 and Dallas and Seattle getting the 787-10 both with Club Suite, it looks like British Airways has now fully rostered the A350 fleet for the Summer schedule.

In April, this means we will see the A350 on:

Bangalore (BA119/BA118)

Dubai (BA109/BA108)

Austin (BA191/BA190)

British Airways A350 Club Suite

…. as well as the previously announced Philadelphia (BA67/BA66) and Washington DC (BA293/BA292).

From June Tel Aviv will see the return of the A350 (BA167/BA166), whilst Tokyo will see it come July (BA5/BA4). Boston will get it in August (BA203/BA202).

Toronto is notably missing. Whilst Toronto was one of the first destinations to get the A350 it looks like it will no longer serve on that route. This list looks exhaustive, given the limited number of deliveries that British Airways will be taking from Airbus.  I wouldn’t expect any more routes to get the A350 until later in 2020.

There are no additional routes for the 787-10 yet.  Atlanta, Dallas and Seattle have already been announced.

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.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

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Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

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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.

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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 and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

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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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (221)

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  • Robert says:

    Re the A350 on the TLV route, looking at ExpertFlyer it’s actually showing just a very short break with the A350 at the end of March. So showing a 777 replacing it between March 30th and April 7th on the 166/167 rotation, and then the A350 back again from the 8th, so much earlier than June, unless the info on there isn’t up to date.

  • Paul says:

    I had F seats booked on a 241 deal to Austin and was downgraded. I called tonight and surprisingly was rerouted to IAH with none of the usual nonsense you get from BA.
    Quite happy as am on the 787 now and closer to my final destination.

  • Craig says:

    Regarding the Virgin CC monthly miles earning cap against credit limit, has a date been shared when this comes into effect? As a Virgin card holder I don’t recall receiving any notice of a change to T&Cs as I’d expect.

  • Phil G says:

    Hadn’t seen it mentioned anywhere but on my latest virgin rewards + statement it had the following

    From 15 December 2019, we’re changing how you’re charged when
    you use your card or withdraw cash in any of the 31 countries of
    the European Economic Area (EEA). When you pay for something
    in Euros, Swedish Kronor or Romanian Lei, we won’t charge you a
    Non-Sterling Transaction Fee.
    When you take money out in those currencies from a cash machine
    in the EEA, you won’t have to pay a Non-Sterling Transaction Fee
    either – but you will still need to pay a Cash Advance fee.

    Also despite having a spend of 4 x credit limit via cycling my credit limit, i still earned miles on full spend, ie not just up to credit limit. I had not received any notice that the new rules mentioned above would apply.

  • G says:

    Slightly OT question on the new Club Suites: we are planning a 2-4-1 companion voucher trip to NYC in April 2020 and have the option of Avios redemptions in Club for 50 000 or in First for 68 000. With the new Club Suites vs the older FIrst offering, is it worth going for the First option? We have only flown Club once (to JHB on a previous 2-4-1 in 2019) and have never flown First. Thinking of doing First on the way out to experience the Concorde Room and then Club on the way back…
    Appreciate that it may be a subjective/personal opinion thing, but thanks for any feedback!

    • Rob says:

      To some extent it depends on how many Avios you have. I’d rather do 3 x CW trips than 2 x F trips and 1 x Economy trip, for example. Certainly for the night flight home F is a bit of a waste.

      • G says:

        Thanks Rob, since the Amex changes our stash and earning of Avios is severely limited. We have 2 x 2-4-1s to use and 260 000 Avios. We have to do the trip to NYC in April and will then do another JHB trip next year. That will be basically empty all of our Avios and then we’ll wait for 2yrs until we can get Amex cards again.
        So with that in mind, am thinking it may be our only shot to experience First, but seems like the new Club Suites are actually better than First(?), so then it would just be to experience the Concorde Room on the way out and the better meals/amenities/service. Would you say that’s what the difference between the 2 products comes down to?

        • Rob says:

          Yes – and I am not a massive Concorde Room fan either. I would be tempted to stick with Club Suite. If you want something similar to BA F, use your Avios for Qatar Business 🙂

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