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 (June 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)