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.
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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
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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