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.
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.
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.