If you’ve wanted to fly to the Maldives or Mauritius on Avios, today is your lucky day.
A lot of availability has suddenly appeared for early next year.
It is not entirely clear why. It is possible that new flights have been added to the schedule, but if that were true then there should be four and not two seats available, but I am mainly seeing just two.
Here is, courtesy of SeatSpy, availabililty for 2 x business class to the Maldives early next year:
After the end of April …. nothing. I imagine the service will end for the Summer.
As far as I can tell, the data shown is pretty much correct (not 100%, but not bad, because SeatSpy’s data has a lag) as at 4.15pm on Thursday. A lot of seats will have gone quickly to people with a SeatSpy alert set up (details of how to do that here).
Here is Mauritius:
To see this you MUST search from LGW and not LHR.
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.
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We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
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