In a surprise move, British Airways has announced a limited Summer service to Newquay.
Regular readers will remember that Flybe currently runs a Newquay to Heathrow service, subsidised by the Government. This service is moving to London Gatwick at the start of the Summer timetable at the end of the March, as part of a deal which saw Flybe add additional Manchester flights and a new Newquay to Amsterdam service.
The timetable is all over the place because British Airways has created the Heathrow slots by very carefully pruning of its existing short-haul network. I am guessing that five different routes have each lost one flight per week.
Flights start on 2nd July and will end on 7th September.
Here are the times:
- Monday – outbound (from Heathrow) 18.05, returning 20.15
- Thursday – outbound 07.00, returning 09.10
- Friday – outbound 18.05, returning 20.15
- Saturday – outbound 06.40, returning 09.55
- Sunday – outbound 19.10, returning 21.25
To be fair, the times are great for a Thu-Sun, Thu-Mon, Fri-Sun or Fri-Mon short break.
Here is our review of the Executive Lounge at Cornwall Newquay Airport – don’t get too excited.
Flights were available for booking on ba.com. The usual 2 x Club Europe and 4 x Euro Traveller seats are available on every flight so you might want to lock in a short break now.
PS. If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons to get the FREE British Airways American Express credit card.
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.
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There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.