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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.

Extra British Airways flights to Cape Town

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 points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

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

There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.

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British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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

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The Platinum Card from American Express

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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 30,000 Avios.

30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.

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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 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.

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Comments (49)

  • 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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