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LOTS of Avios seats on British Airways flights to the Maldives in Business and First – book quick!

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In our earlier article today we noted that British Airways has moved its Maldives flight from Gatwick to Heathrow this Winter.  Services start at the end of October.

What I didn’t expect is that this seems to have been treated as a brand new flight for Avios release purposes.

This means that there are LOTS of seats available.  Various dates have four seats in Club World, and this seems to be new Club Suite.

(EDIT:  HFP readers managed to book most of the available seats in the first hour after this article went up.  It is still worth having a look around though.  Data on SeatSpy and RewardFlightFinder has a short lag so may now be showing seats which are not available.)

Lots of Avios seats to Maldives

You are wasting your time looking over Christmas and New Year.  If you can get away in November, early December or mid to late January, however, you might get lucky.

You can use the SeatSpy widget in our sidebar (desktop) or under this article (mobile) to check dates, or use SeatSpy or Reward Flight Finder directly.

Remember to look at Club and First as you may need to mix and match.  There are only three flights per week so you will need some flexibility.

If you do struggle with a return flight, one option is to look at the cost of one way cash flights from Male to the Middle East or India and book your return Avios flight from there.

You can see how to save Avios with the British Airways companion voucher in this article.

Comments (42)

  • TripRep says:

    Ssshhhh 😉

  • MD says:

    Cheers Rob. Just booked F using a companion voucher in early December. Perfect dates for me. Hat tip to Secret Squirrel, whose comment in the Bits thread got me searching before your tweet, and to SeatSpy for making availability obvious. Now for the hotel…

  • Waribai says:

    By the looks of it, the secret is well an truly out….

  • Elliot Harris says:

    Thanks for this Rob. How can you tell that it’s the new club suite?

    • Harry T says:

      It’ll be the seat map

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      Find availability, take all details over to SeatGuru. This is where I confirmed it was new Club Suites before we booked.

  • Neal says:

    Seat map in November still showing 2-4-2 old Club World.

    • Elliot Harris says:

      Where can one see the seat map before booking? 🙂 For future reference…

      • Rhys says:

        You can choose to select your seats during the booking process. If you don’t have free seat selection/don’t want to pay, just have a peek and then exit the seat selection.

      • Rob says:

        You have to go partly through the booking process to get to the page where you add a seat reservation to the cost.

    • Elliot Harris says:

      An update on this – looks like an old plane in Nov and most of Dec then it switches to a refurbished plane in Jan. Fingers cross this changes.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Sorry if you find old 777 or only 3 class as we only searched Jan 21 onwards where we found F & J availability.

  • GarretC says:

    Had set up an alert on seat spy a few weeks back. Looking to travel in late 2021 / early 2022 so I just set it up to see how likely ANY seats were ever to come up
    RIP my inbox…. about 30 emails in a day!

  • MandS says:

    all seats now gone

    congrats those who got in

  • JAD says:

    Thanks Rob, just got two J seats in Jan for a week in the sun!