British Airways has decided to continue its London City to Barcelona route into the Winter season.
Whilst services were originally due to end in early September, the route is now scheduled to operate through to the end of March 2023. It will presumably be renewed for next Summer too.
There is, however, a service gap between 4th September and 30th October, which is the first day of the Winter flying season.
Flights are already bookable for November to March for cash or Avios.
Flights will operate daily, which is an increase on the current six flights per week. Note that the Saturday service has an unfriendly 6.55am departure time so that it can return to base before the Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning closure of London City Airport kicks in.
As with all London City Airport routes, the flight uses an Embraer E190 with 2×2 seating throughout.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.