If you fancy a Caribbean trip early next year, a rare opportunity has come up to snag Avios seats to the Turks & Caicos Islands.
This route used to operate from London Gatwick via Antigua, as a tag to that route.
This is changing. For Winter 2022, the route will move to Heathrow and be tagged onto the Bahamas route.
Even though the route is a tag to the Bahamas flights, British Airways has opened up full Avios availability all the way through (London to Nassau to Providenciales).
Even better, this is a Club Suite Boeing 777 route.
There are two flights per week, on Thursday and Sunday. The outbound leaves Heathrow at 08.55, landing in Turks & Caicos at 16.30. The return leaves at 18.55, landing in Heathrow at 11.10.
Here is the availability for two Club World seats as at 3.45pm 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 £750 in Business.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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.