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

Extra British Airways flights to Miami

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

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  1. OT – stayed at crown plaza Newcastle for two nights this week. Points posted for stay but not bonus points on the x4 offer. I always get my bonus points the day my stay points post. Phoned IHG who said ring back in 2/3 weeks. I had zero confidence in the explanation and sounded like a fob off. Just wondered whether anyone else had similar experiences?


    • My 1,000 bonus for the first night just came through this morning for a stay on 15 Feb.

  2. Jonathan says:

    Anyone looked what plane will be doing the CPT flights? If it’s T5 then assuming a 777?

  3. OT – I’m moving to Canada, anybody know a blog/site like HFP? I’ve found some that deal with miles but they don’t seem as good frankly, so I thought I would try the HFP brain.

  4. Hoho. Fights to Cape Town…

  5. OT if someone would know.

    With the Virgin credit cards, if you cancel and re apply a year later do you know if the bonus is applicable on the second time? I read somewhere there was a 6 months break but wasnt sure if this was just being able to apply or for the bonus.


    • In theory you get the bonus. In reality they won’t accept your application, based on current practice.

      • To clarify on this Rob, do you know if it is possible to cancel the free card and then apply for the premium card after 6 months with the bonus? (or even without the bonus if that’s not an option)

        • I was informed by the call centre that the rules on changing between cards has changed 3 or 4 times since the cards inception.

          Your best bet for an accurate answer, is to call for the latest position

  6. 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)

  7. 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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