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British Airways has just loaded a number of new flights to the Caribbean for next Spring and Summer, and Avios availability is wide open.

The new flights are from bith Heathrow and Gatwick and included the Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos.

Trinidad and Tobago

BA launches new direct services to Trinidad and Tobago

British Airways has launched five new weekly services to the islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

The good news is that three of these flights will be a direct service from Gatwick to Port of Spain, the capital, on the island of Trinidad. The remaining two services will be to Tobago, via St Lucia.

Gatwick to Port of Spain (POS)

There are three flights per week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The outbound leaves Gatwick at 09:30, landing in Port of Spain at 13:40 The return leaves at 15:40 landing in Heathrow at 05:15 the following morning.

Here is the availability for two Club World seats as at 1pm on Wednesday, via All four Club World seats are open on virtually every flight. Obviously seats are available in World Traveller Plus (2) and Economy (6) too.

Seatspy Port of Spain availability

Gatwick to Tobago (TAB)

If you’d rather to go Tobago you can do that too, via a new one-stop route via St Lucia.

Even though the route is a tag to the St Lucia flights, British Airways has opened up full Avios availability all the way through (London to St Lucia to Tobago).

Flights operate on Tuesdays and Fridays, departing Gatwick at 11:35 and arriving in Tobago at 17:10, following a 1 hour stopover in St Lucia.

On the return, flights depart Tobago at 19:10, stop in St Lucia for an hour and then continue to Gatwick, arriving at 10:25 the following morning.

Availability is equally wide open as for the Port of Spain flights. Club World is 150,000 Avios per person peak and 125,000 Avios per person, return, off peak. Taxes are around £750 in Business.

BA yin yang Club

Gatwick flights feature the old Club World

Note that, as these flights are operating from Gatwick, they will come with the older yin-yang Club World seat and not Club Suite that is available from Heathrow.

BA increases Bahamas flights from Heathrow

In addition to the new routes to Trinidad and Tobago, British Airways has also increased its services to Nassau in the Bahamas.

The additional flights are on Wednesday and Sundays in April, May, increasing to four additional services per week in June with varying dates. Here is a screenshot from SeatSpy:

Seatspy Nassau availability

Flights depart at Heathrow at 10:15 and arrive in Nassau at 14:35. On the return, they depart Nassau at 21:50 and arrive at Heathrow 11:15 the following morning.

Club World is 150,000 Avios per person peak and 125,000 Avios per person, return, off peak. Taxes are around £750 in Business.

Note that these flights operate from Heathrow. By April, British Airways should have completed its roll-out of Club Suite across the 777 fleet.

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos extended into the summer

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the addition of new flights to Turks and Caicos over the Winter schedule.

It now looks like BA has extended this flight into the Summer. As before, the flight will operate from Heathrow as a tag-on to the flights to the Bahamas (Nassau), although the timings have shifted a bit.

There are two flights per week, on Thursday and Sunday. The outbound leaves Heathrow at 10:15, landing in Turks & Caicos at 16:00. The return leaves at 18.05, landing in Heathrow at 11.15. Here is the availability from SeatSpy:

Seatspy Providenciales availability

Club World is 150,000 Avios per person peak and 125,000 Avios per person, return, off peak. Taxes are around £750 in Business.

All flights can be booked on the British Airways website here.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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 famous annual 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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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 bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (53)

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  • magicmat says:

    Really open ended question, but lots of experienced people here! I have a 2 4 1 voucher to be used before September. Original holiday to Thailand has been cancelled twice. Any recommendations for a good value destination to take advantage of long haul business flights, and doesn’t cost the earth to stay and eat/drink?

    • Chancer says:

      Radisson Barbados. I stayed at the Hilton which is a three minute walk from it. Hilton better for the pools especially if with children, but we ate dinner at the Radisson twice, which had better and cheaper food. Also had lunch there one afternoon.

      It looked and felt like it had a more chilled atmosphere for adults travelling without children. Has its own bit of beach, and cheap tasty rum punch.

      It was mid-September 2019, and I had the Hilton for 40k points per night, with the cash price at time of booking about 250 dollars. Out of curiosity, whilst already there, I looked up Radisson stay rate, and it was about 100 dollars.

      Not a drop of rain in the 10 night stay.

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