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British Airways adds extra March and April flights to Cape Town, Miami and Seattle

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British Airways has launched some additional long-haul flights for April and May.

This should provide additional Avios availability if you jump in quickly.  Miami for Easter may now be possible if you’re keen.

I am guessing that these flights use the aircraft which are no longer flying to China and Hong Kong due to coronavirus.  The Miami flight, for example, lands at 04.50 whilst the cancelled Hong Kong flight landed at 04.45.

The new services are:

Cape Town – three extra flights per week from 30th March to 19th April

Seattle – an extra DAILY service from 1st May to 31st May

Miami – an extra DAILY flight from 1st April to 31st May

Miami Unsplash

Note that the extra Cape Town and Miami flights are from Terminal 5 and NOT Terminal 3, which is bound to cause some confusion.

You can look for availability at


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

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:

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.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) 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

30,000 points and unbeatable 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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 Read our full review

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

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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 sign-up 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 (49)

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  • babyg says:

    O/T – we were booked in first on a A380 from SIN – LHR on BA0012 June 1st @ 23:15, for operational reasons (guessing less flights because of the virus) this has been replaced with a 777… does anybody know how to check if its a refurbished 777 or not? Wondering best seat if travelling with a child (a pair of middle seats look difficult if looking after a child)

  • idrive says:

    OT but still on avios booking: how to book airlingus LON-DUB with Avios?
    I would need to fly with Aerlingus (to join someone on their booked flight) and currently do not have an Aerlingus account. If i open one can i transfer from BA and book AL? if I need to cancel, same rules as per BA avios booking?
    Any difference in bands and taxes (or shall I just call Ba and book on the phone rather than opening AL account, transfer Avios etc)?

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