Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

British Airways adds 16 Manchester / Heathrow – Porto flights for the Champions League final

Links on Head for Points may support the site by paying a commission.  See here for all partner links.

If you are looking for flights to Porto for the Champions League final, British Airways is here to help.

This includes a direct Manchester to Porto service for the first time.

All flights are two class, with a Club Europe business cabin.

British Airways flights to Porto for Champions League final

The following flights to and from Porto have just been announced:

Manchester to Porto

  • Friday 28th May at 14.30, 15.30
  • Sunday 30th May at 09.45, 18.05

Porto to Manchester

  • Sunday 29th May at 09.45, 18.05

Heathrow to Porto

  • Friday 28th May at 08.40, 13.40, 14.15
  • Saturday 29th May at 06.40 x 2, 07.40, 08.40, 13.40
  • Sunday 30th May at 06.40, 08.40, 15.40

Porto to Heathrow

  • Friday 28th May at 12.05, 17.05, 17.30, 18.05, 19.05
  • Saturday 29th May at 10.05 x 2, 11.05, 12.05, 17.05
  • Sunday 30th May at 12.05, 19.05

The Sunday outbound flights will presumably be leaving the UK fairly empty, so it you wanted a break in Porto – as opposed to watching the football – then these are worth targetting.

Seats have literally just gone on sale within the last few minutes, ie 3pm.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (60)

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

  • Anna says:

    Hypothetical question – I have easyJet flights to OPO booked for summer next year, could I move them forward to the end of May?!
    You could also fly to Santiago de Compostela or Vigo in Spain to easily get to Porto, people have been doing this for years. Of course you might then be in an Amber country. But presumably then also allowed into Portugal?!

    • marcw says:

      Could be possible – based on the Spanish Tourism minister, UK residents will be able to enter Spain from the 20th of May for non-esential reasons. Let´s see though.

      • Rich says:

        I believe Portugal is still closed to non-essential travel. Including from Spain.

        • marcw says:

          The land border is fully open.

          • Rich says:

            Open for tourists, or open as in they’re not asking?

          • James Pleasant says:

            You can drive over with no passport check. Might help to have an EU number plate as they could always flag you down.

  • Louise K says:

    Reading on Twitter that Portugal won’t be having UK visitors before 30th May.

    • @mkcol says:

      Yet Portugal haven’t actually decided on this yet.

      • meta says:

        They kind of had as state of emergency has been extended till 30 May this afternoon as per Portuguese newspapers.

        • Swifty says:

          Kitten this is definitely a crisis

          • kitten says:

            Yup It’s definitely a crisis now.

            They are going to have to find a way of getting it lifted for the football bl**dy quick

  • r* says:

    Supposedly people wanting to go to the stadium will have to go directly from the airport to a fan zone and then after the match back to the airport and wont be allowed to go anywhere else. Not sure if true but be aware for anyone that might be considering going.

  • Dace says:

    I got a flight in and out on Club Europe on Monday. Been looking all day for these to pop up for my Father and didn’t see them come up from London.

  • Tom says:

    Reading online that fans will have to travel and return same day, on special club charters, and remain in a bubble throughout. Slight spanner in the works – surely they had talked about this before all the airlines started adding flights…

    • @mkcol says:

      Have to complete travel within 48 hours.

    • Tim says:

      That is pretty usual for special football flights. I’ve operated a few LPL based football flights and it’s generally a split duty, which means taking people out early morning, resting in a hotel, and then reporting to flight back through the following night after full time. People probably won’t care about bubbles as they’ll be drinking with the same group they have for 10yrs throughout.

  • Andrew says:

    Clearly BA will be cancelling all these flights now as Portugal isn’t opening up until the end of May at the earliest.

  • Matt says:

    All the press reports about the Portugal ban seem to be coming from the “well respected” (Daily Mail words not mine) Paul Charles from PC Travel who has “heard from an inside source”.

    He is regularly quoted as almost gospel by every newspaper that will read his Twitter feed predictions. However his green list predictions were completely wrong. Only worse predictor was the other well respected travel journalist Simon Calder.

    Also last week PC was all over the press claiming inside information that Grant Shapps’s press conference was moved to 5pm to coordinate with the US DOT announcing a transatlantic quarantine free travel corridor. He was touting his credible knowledge to anybody. Of course that info was absolutely bull…

    This may indeed turn out to be true but I have low confidence in making any decisions based on this unreliable source.

    • Anna says:

      I treat every utterance from anyone in the travel industry as an attempt to get people to book holidays, whether they are likely to go ahead or not!

      • James Pleasant says:

        Simon Calder does OK on the whole – as does PC Travel.

        They can’t get it right every time and their analysis is worth a look, you don’t have to accept everything the say as gospel.

        Would you rather they didn’t post anything or have any views?

        • meta says:

          It’s not a trusted resource. If you read any of the major Portuguese media, you will know that state of emergency has been extended till end of the month. Especially in this day and age it’s not hard to read news from other countries…

          • Kevin B says:

            If you read the English version of the Portuguese press, the state of Calamity is independent of non-essential travel opening up and they still expect to allow us in from May 17th!

          • HBommie says:

            @KevinB really?
            I suppose we’ll find out soon enough.

  • Rich says:

    ‘No decision yet’ on tourism from next week, according to gov spokes following this afternoon’s cabinet meeting. So it’s not a no!

    The arrangements for the Champions League may just be belt and braces to give a guarantee to fans. Still possible they may be able to arrive as tourists.

    • M says:

      Apparently the move to Porto hasn’t yet been confirmed either, so looks like its all under negotiation.

      According to press Portugal will only allow fans to arrive on designated charter flights on the morning of the match, will be escorted through a separate part of the airport straight to the stadium and will then be escorted back to the airport to fly back the same night. Chelsea and Man City should just say “it ridiculous and we aren’t asking our fans to do this, we’ll only play in the UK”

      Don’t know what BA is going to do with these flights if all this is true.

      • Rich says:

        They only went on sale today. I suspect they can cancel and refund if necessary without too much outlay

      • BuildBackBetter says:

        If only it was that simple. Uefa wanted thousands of tickets for themselves with no quarantine restrictions for anyone.

        In any case, why should we worry about 100 city fans attending a match?

      • r* says:

        No. Uefa wanted to allow sponsors and uefa officials to come in without quarantine, it wasnt fans and journalists. Why should uk citizens be forced to quarantine when some gazprom executive doesnt?

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.