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 (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.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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