British Airways has just announced a raft of new flights from Heathrow for June, July and August.
Given the destinations involved (ie not Portugal), the airline is clearly taking a gamble on more countries being opened up when the next ‘Green List’ review takes place in just under three weeks.
If you are also willing to take a punt, you should have no trouble finding cash or Avios seats on these services as tickets only went on sale this morning.
New British Airways Heathrow services:
Lanzarote – additional Tuesday flight from 21st June, now six per week
Bodrum (above) – additional Monday and Sunday flights from 18th July, now three per week
Corfu – additional Monday, Wednesday and Thursday flights from 21st June, now 17 per week
Chania – additional Monday, Friday and Sunday flights from 21st June, now nine per week
Kefalonia – additional Friday and Sunday flights from 21st June, now five per week
Heraklion – additional Friday flight from 21st June, now 10 per week
Kos – additional Monday and Sunday flights from 21st June, now six per week
Kalamata – additional Monday and Friday flights from 21st June, now five per week
Paphos – additional Thursday flight from 21st June, now eight per week
Preveza – additional Monday and Friday flights from 21st June, now six per week
Rhodes – additional Friday and Sunday flights from 21st June, now seven per week
Thessaloniki – additional Monday, Tuesday and Friday flights from 21st June, now 12 per week
Tenerife – additional Tuesday and Wednesday flights from 21st June, now 15 per week
Flights are bookable now
Flights dropped into ba.com this morning. The usual four Euro Traveler and two Club Europe seats are showing for Avios redemptions.
The ba.com home page is here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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 10,500 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.