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British Airways launches flights from Glasgow to Palma – with 160 tier points

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We have covered a few new BA route launches recently – to San Sebastian from City, to Portland in Oregon and to a range of new short-haul places from Heathrow.

British Airways is also launching a new summer-only service from Glasgow to Palma next year.  From the end of May there will be a weekly flight on Saturdays departing from Glasgow at 2.45pm, with the return from Palma at 7.50pm.

This is a ‘160 tier point’ route (80 tier points each way) according to BA’s tier point calculator.  If any good value Club Europe fares turn up then it would be a way of working towards, or renewing, British Airways Executive Club status.

If you want to know about other Avios redemption ideas from Glasgow, this HFP article looks at Avios flights from UK regional airports.

There will also be an extra weekly flight from Stansted to Florence starting on 3rd May.

Both of these services will use an Embraer 190, usually used at London City during the week, with 2 x 2 seating in both Euro Traveller and Club Europe.  Cash and Avios tickets are available now at ba.com.

Win in the BTN Christmas quiz

If you get a quiet 30 minutes over Christmas, you might want to take a look at the Christmas quiz over at Business Travel News.  You need to identify 40 aircraft or airlines, often by just their tail fins.

Malcolm, who runs Business Travel News, has put together a decent list of prizes including easyJet flights, Gatwick shopping vouchers, Heathrow Express tickets and Plaza Premium lounge passes.  It is very possible that no-one scores maximum points so don’t feel bad about entering if you can’t get them all, or even close.

The quiz is over at Business Travel News here. Entries close 4th January.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion 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

We also 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

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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 (71)

  • Harry T says:

    OT:
    IHG has launched a flash sale for hotels in Europe.

    Sadly the rates are better than the Cyber Sale, so my stays in January would have been cheaper if I’d booked this week instead of last week!

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