We ran an article on Monday about British Airways opening up its Salzburg and Geneva routes from Gatwick for Winter 2022 / Spring 2023.
Avios seats were wide open at the time of writing – indeed I booked four seats myself. Innsbruck flights were also added from Heathrow.
According to reports, Lyon was also added back to the schedule on Monday.
Flights depart from Heathrow.
I’m not sure if it was only added on Monday or not, but what is true is that the full Avios quota of seats (eight in Economy, four in Business) is available for virtually every day from late September to the end of the schedule, currently late July.
The image above is the very classy InterContinental Lyon (click here), should you fancy a break in the city itself instead of using it as a gateway for the nearby ski areas.
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.