A couple of weeks ago we covered BA’s decision to run, for cargo purposes, Boeing 787 long-haul aircraft on European routes. The story was picked up elsewhere including by The Independent.
The sweet spot, of course, was booking Club Europe and getting a flat bed for your European hop.
British Airways has now extended this service until Sunday 19th September, so it might be worth a look for a quiet break once the kids are back in school. I am told that they are likely to continue until the end of year and IAG Cargo is selling the space on that basis. The flights will not be updated in ba.com until nearer the date of travel.
Here are the participating routes. The times represent the Heathrow departure time – obviously there will be a matching return flight a few hours later.
- Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday (all 08.20)
- Friday, Sunday (all 08.00)
- Monday (09.10), Thursday (09.25)
- Wednesday (13.20), Saturday (13.20)
- Wednesday, Sunday (all 09.35)
- Friday (09.50)
- Wednesday (10.55)
- Friday (07.10)
Rome (Boeing 777, not a Boeing 787)
- Friday, Sunday (both 08.20)
In addition, Iberia is still running an A350 on various flights between Heathrow and Madrid.
When you are booking a flight on ba.com, click on the ‘Flight Details’ link during the booking process. Part of the data that pops up is the aircraft type which is scheduled.
You can use our British Airways Boeing 787-8 ‘best seats’ guide to decide where to sit. If your aircraft seat plan shows a First Class cabin then you need to toggle to our Boeing 787-9 seat guide.
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.