If you have a British Airways short haul flight coming up this Summer, the chance that you will end up on an Iberia or Finnair aircraft – with Iberia or Finnair crew – is increasing.
According to Aeroroutes, the following routes will be operated partially or wholly by Iberia aircraft until the end of August:
- Milan Malpensa
- Palma de Mallorca
- Rome Fiumcino
- Stockholm Arlanda
Meanwhile, the following routes will be partially or wholly flown by Finnair:
Whoever ends up operating your flight, you will receive the standard British Airways onboard service.
Feedback about these Iberia and Finnair services has generally been positive. However, BA will allow you to change your flight to a BA-operated one if yours is impacted, which may be handy if the original time and date was not totally convenient.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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.