British Airways has just announced the first set of Winter routes that it will be flying from London Gatwick under the new BA Euroflyer banner.
Tickets to nine destinations were released at ba.com yesterday. If you want Avios seats then I recommend you book NOW.
Don’t rush to book cash tickets, as you may find that discounted prices don’t appear for a couple of days.
As a reminder, British Airways has decided to launch a new standalone airline to operate its short haul flights from London Gatwick. At BA Euroflyer, as it will be called, the flight crew and cabin crew will be on different contracts with poorer pay and conditions than their Heathrow counterparts.
To the customer, BA Euroflyer will look and feel exactly like a standard British Airways flight. There will be no difference in terms of baggage rules, seat selection, lounge access, food and drink etc.
Club Europe will be offered on the new Gatwick services.
I am assuming that the airline will be moving back to its home in the South Terminal although this has not been confirmed. ba.com does show Gatwick South as the operating terminal during the booking process.
Where can I fly on BA from Gatwick next Winter?
In the airline world, ‘Winter’ runs from the end of October to the end of March and the new routes are scheduled to run for the full season.
British Airways will be serving the following short haul routes from London Gatwick next Winter:
- Alicante – six per week
- Bordeaux – nine per week
- Faro – 10 per week
- Gran Canaria – three per week
- Lanzarote – six per week
- Malta – four per week
- Palma – three per week
- Seville – five per week
- Turin – 10 per week
There will be additional services on 30th October to the key Summer timetable destinations. This is to allow people to fly out on 23rd October for half term and come home on the 30th.
I am assuming that more routes will be added as time goes on. There is nothing here to cover the ski season, for example.
I strongly recommend that you book immediately if you want to secure Avios seats on the most popular routes for peak dates. You can book on ba.com here.
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.
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