News in brief:
British Airways drops direct flights to Buenos Aires
British Airways has dropped direct flights to Buenos Aires for next Summer. In a throwback to how the route used to operated, the aircraft will fly from Heathrow to Sao Paulo and then continue onwards.
On the upside, the flight is currently rostered as an A350. This means that business class passengers can pass the extra time in the comfort of the new Club Suite seat. Our comprehensive guide to Club Suite is here.
American Airlines buys Heathrow slots from Finnair
American Airlines is launching a new service to Seattle from London Heathrow in Summer 2021, beginning at the end of March.
The slots have come from Finnair, which has surrendered one of its seven daily slot pairs. The slot transfer has been registered as ‘permanent’ which implies that American has paid good money for it.
There will now be 33 weekly flights between Heathrow and Seattle, spread between Delta, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and American Airlines.
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.
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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