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New British Airways Grenada flights wide open for Avios in Winter 2022 and Spring 2023

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This is our third ‘Avios availability notice’ today, following some shuffling of the British Airways timetables.

As we covered in another article, flights to Turks & Caicos will now operate as a tag to the Heathrow to Nassau service. This replaces the previous tag to the Gatwick to Antigua service. These flights are fully open for Avios.

We now know what is replacing Turks & Caicos as an Antigua tag on the Sunday – Grenada.

Grenada Avios flights

From the start of the Winter timetable at the end of October, there will be one weekly flight to Grenada, on a Sunday. Your aircraft will stop in Antigua on the way.

Even though the route is a tag to the Antigua flight, British Airways has opened up full Avios availability all the way through (London Gatwick to Antigua to Grenada).

The outbound flight leaves Gatwick at 09.30, landing in Grenada at 16.35. The return leaves at 18.05, landing in Gatwick at 08.25.

As this is a Gatwick service, you will be getting the old-style Club World seat.

Here is the availability for two Club World seats as at 7.45pm on Thursday, via seatspy.com. Obviously seats are available in World Traveller Plus and Economy too.

Outbound flights are on the left, inbound on the right.

Club World is 150,000 Avios per person peak and 125,000 Avios per person, return, off peak. Taxes are around £660 in Business.

Granada Avios availability

Happy holidays!


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

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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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (10)

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  • Chas says:

    I’m just hoping that with all these new additions to the destination list, that BA will re-launch their Costa Rica flights too…..

    • Rob says:

      Er …. they have. Back in the timetable from Gatwick for Winter.

      • Chas says:

        Ah – I’m looking for summer flights, and the route is still not showing then. Were meant to have gone summer 2020, and hoping we can re-book for next summer.

  • masaccio says:

    Still my favourite Caribbean island. Calabash for the win because of the food

  • Mirp says:

    Thank you. Booked for Christmas. Never been to Grenada so will research a bit.

    • masaccio says:

      Calabash if you can afford it. Mount Cinnamon if not

      • Mirp says:

        Thanks for the information. Will look at both. Have a feeling Calabash will be to expensive.

  • Alan says:

    Yet another Gatwick destination 😭😭😭

  • Peter says:

    Why do we hardly ever see the actual costs? It’s one of the rare articles that shows taxes – so here with £660 and 125k off peak Avios (0.8p per Av), total is £1660. It’s ok price for business flight, but for people that chase free 200 Avios worth £1.60 a bit over the top – better to spend on few tins of chopped tomatoes at Sains 🙂

    • Peter says:

      for comparison 20 – 27 Nov costs £800 in Economy or £5000 in business 🙂

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