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Lots of Club World Avios seats to the Maldives and Mauritius have appeared if you’re quick

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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.

British Airways Avios Maldives

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:

Maldives Avios availability

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.

Happy booking!


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Comments (35)

  • Nick says:

    Poor Rob, having to rush an article rather than enjoy the yacht 😂

    • Rhys says:

      Rob is just fine, having snagged himself 4 Club World tickets to Mauritius over the mega Bank Holiday weekend next year 😉

  • Andrew P says:

    Thanks, 2 trips booked let’s hope it isn’t cancelled like the last 2 🙈

  • Gtellez says:

    If I have a booking in off peak and want to change to peak season tickets, what is the best way to avoid change fees? FTV would be an option? Can I do it online? Thanks!

    • Stuart says:

      I changed from PE to club for Mauritius and just paid the extra money and Avios needed. I did this over the phone. This was using a companion voucher as well. It was all easy and didn’t involve cancelling for. FTV. I am not sure if this is the same process for date changes

  • Jamie says:

    I have a feeling when BA increased the number of Club World Avios reward flights from 2 to 4 earlier this year for lots of routes, they didn’t do it for Maldives (or at least I didn’t get a SeatSpy alert), but they did add a bunch of PE. So potentially they’ve just added the extra 2 CW today. Managed to bag some (via a SeatSpy alert), including a date change on the phone – no fees for changing my existing bookings.

    • ChrisC says:

      If I remember the article correctly BA only added additional seats to flights that they hadn’t already had 4 or more seats offered already

      So if a flight already had 4 (or more) seats taken they wouldn’t add any more at the current time. If it had only offered 2 more then they would add another 2.

      • Rob says:

        Correct.

        What isn’t clear here, though, is whether all the seats which opened up yesterday are for a new flight (so there should be 4) or extra seats on existing flights or perhaps even correcting the error which didn’t release the extra two.

  • Benilyn says:

    Anything worthy in Mauritius with Marriott or Hilton?

    • Rob says:

      St Regis, Westin

      • meta says:

        If you like swimming in the ocean, St Regis is better than Westin. Le Meridien is to be avoided (though maybe renovated). Intercontinental is also not that great. Hilton is on a party beach. In general best beaches are in the North East. I believe Radisson has two properties there too..

    • Will says:

      St Regis is very nice. Bit remote though, you really need a car if you like to get out and about there.

      • meta says:

        Definitely. My partner and I spent 3 weeks six years ago and drove around the whole island. We visited most places. Stayed a few nights at St. Regis, but mainly at the Westin (which has nice rooms and good service, but the beach is terrible for swimming) as got a great deal as my dad worked for a SPG property at the time so could use the associate discount and 50% off food and beverage at all outlets.

    • JP-MCO says:

      My wife and I stayed at the St Regis back in 2013. Lovely hotel, awful service and mediocre food. There are far better options in Mauritius such as the newly reopened Le Saint German, Royal Palm or FS.

      • Rob says:

        Having had a dig around yesterday, the St Regis does come out badly even from St Regis fanboys. It does, however, have one of the best beaches though. Other resorts have very shingly or small beaches or have coral which stops you getting into the water.

        • JP-MCO says:

          The beach is pretty good at St Regis although the sand is quite coarse; Mauritius is not like the Maldives in terms of sand quality. The one thing you will notice because of it’s location next to the world famous One Eye kitesurfing location (which is literally just beyond the end of the St Regis property) is that the beach is pretty much always windy. Le Saint Geran has a wonderful beach but it has one of the same problems that most hotels in Mauritius has which is that it is technically public beach and you will be accosted by hawkers. I’m not saying that’s terrible or even a deal breaker but it’s one major difference between Mauritius v’s Maldives. Four Seasons at Anahita is really nice and as expected has great FS service but it has a private island where some of the villas are located off the mainland with a manmade beach which has nicer sand and is private. Best food we had on Mauritius was definitely at Le Saint Geran and since it reopened they now have many of the same dining outlets as they have at Reethi Rah in the Maldives which is great for us because that’s where we stay when we go to the Maldives.
          I wouldn’t return to the St Regis in Mauritius because I know there’s much better options on the island and also because it repeatedly gets reviews which mention poor service (which we experienced) and this is backed up by the fact they’ve had so many GMs come and go in the time since it opened.

  • TJ says:

    Have to hand it to SeatSpy. The (fairly) instant alerts allowed me to snare a couple of J seats to the Maldives for my birthday. Also managed to book St Regis for 390k points for 5 nights. Happy days.

  • NickS says:

    Yes got the seat spy alert yesterday and managed to get two CW seats in March 2022. I used a voucher from a cancelled trip to LAX. Voucher included a companion ticket that would have expired by now so double bonus. BA also had a good rate for a 14 night stay at The Residence in Belle Mare which is our favourite. I had already booked the same dates on a BA holiday so now cancelling these bookings and getting another voucher but I reckon it has saved me c £3k+ on a 14 day holiday that was already a pretty good deal using the current BA sale. Normally don’t bother to look for reward availability to MRU as very rare for any reward seats to be available unless booking 355 days out as they always disappear within seconds usually

  • Rose says:

    Thanks for Heads up! Got Mauritius return which I will use if South Africa still on red list and I have to find another way back to U.K.

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