London City Airport reopened last night, with the first flight being the British Airways service to the Isle of Man.
Here is a shot of the aircraft arriving:
It is ironic that it emerged yesterday that British Airways appears to be dropping the Isle of Man route on Sunday 13th September. No flights are available for purchase beyond this date.
This was an odd service. Since 2018 it has been operated by Scottish airline Loganair on behalf of British Airways, using a 50-seat Saab aircraft.
This might not be the end. Since Flybe went into receivership, Loganair has picked up two other Isle of Man routes – to Manchester and to Liverpool – on top of its existing Edinburgh service. It is possible that it will continue a London route under its own branding.
If the route is proving financially unviable, we may also see Tynwald (the Manx legislature) stepping in to underwrite a London service.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)
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. 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:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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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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