If you’ve wanted to fly to the Maldives on Avios, today is your lucky day.
British Airways seems to have relaunched the Maldives as a year-round service, albeit in a limited way.
A new service has appeared in the timetable today.
It departs on Fridays, leaving Heathrow at 19.15, arriving into Male at 09.40 on Saturday.
It departs Male at 11.40 on Saturday, arriving back into Heathrow at 19.05
Avios seats are available
British Airways has only made the minimum number of Avios seats available – 4 in World Traveller and 2 in Club World.
However, they are available, at least at 5.45pm on Thursday. Here is a typical screenshot from October (the last week of the Summer timetable) although flights are available from May onwards:
If you can find a pair that work for you, either for 8 or 15 nights, I would jump on it ASAP.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (November 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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
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.
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.