Over the last couple of weeks we’ve covered the launch of the British Airways ski schedule from London Gatwick, primarily to Salzburg and Geneva. It has also added Heathrow flights to Innsbruck and, in late August, Gatwick to Grenoble.
Grenoble must be selling well, because British Airways has already added more flights.
There are now up to five flights per weekend, with some Saturdays seeing four flights (three from Gatwick, one from Heathrow)! There is good Avios availability on these extra services – remember that at least 12 seats per flight are guaranteed to be available for points. If you want to lock in a ski break, now is your chance.
Lyon also appears to have seen additional flights added, although I don’t have the earlier timetable for a detailed comparison. Even peak February half term flights were available as at the time of writing.
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.