We’ve run a few articles over the last couple of weeks showing routes where British Airways has surprisingly decent – by usual standards – Avios availability over Christmas.
This is being triggered by BA adding new flights to the schedule, and the ‘guaranteed’ 14 Avios seats on each immediately showing up for booking.
This afternoon I want to take a look at Cape Town.
As long as you can afford the hiked hotel prices, South Africa is one of the loveliest places to go in the UK Winter.
British Airways has been promising additional services now that it is off the Red List and a chunk of Avios availability appeared today.
Here is December in Business Class for two people as of 2.30pm:
There are additional return dates available from Johannesburg:
Here is First Class for two people as of 2.30pm:
There are also additional return dates from Johannesburg:
Outbound is on the left, inbound is on the right.
There isn’t huge amounts, and it is mainly before Christmas, but of course the upside there is that you miss the most excessive days of hiked hotel pricing.
Screenshots are from SeatSpy, where you can set up your own alerts to track availability.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)