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Turks & Caicos wide open for Avios in Spring 2023 as new British Airways flights launched

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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.

Turks & Caicos wide open for Avios flights

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.

Avios Turks Caicos islands
Turks Caicos Avios seats

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

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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 (38)

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  • FatherOfFour says:

    Grenada replaces the PLS tag from Antigua on Sundays. Avios availability added.

  • Andrew says:

    Thanks for this… thats February’s trip to the sun sorted!

  • Anna says:

    I think the “extra” availability might have been a glitch. There are 4 CW seats available on these flights, whatever your destination, so they can be taken by pax travelling to NAS, or PLS, or a combination. It’s not 4 for NAS and 4 more for PLS/GCM.

    • Rob says:

      The Nassau flight isn’t ‘new’ though, so those seats should have gone already.

      • Anna says:

        Maybe anomaly rather than glitch. I’m surprised BA is releasing extra avios seats on such a lucrative route (just priced up CS to PLS next March and it’s nearly £6k on the app!!)

  • CapeCam says:

    Is it still free to cancel an online booking within 24 hours of booking without the £35 penalty – I am BA Gold

  • NigelT says:

    I wouldn’t hold your breath on this. Only hours before this posted BA pulled their usual stunt of cancelling our flights both to and from Antigua on 8th and 22nd November respectively with no alternative suggestion etc. The usual – it’s cancelled so get on with it. And they then announce this new route via ANU?

  • Roger S says:

    Tried grabbing first class out on the 1/12 and club back on 11/12 showing available on Seatspy but nothing on BA when trying to book!!

  • Redhroogar says:

    Are BA trying to stop Seatspy access 🤔
    Once when I linked from the availability chart to book on BA I had to jump through Captcha hoops to prove that I wasn’t a robot (which of guess Seatspy is🤔).

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