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
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 ba.com.
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.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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