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Move quickly: lots of BA Club Suite Avios seats to Sydney in September / October / November

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As flagged by Liam in our forum, British Airways has opened up a lot of Club Suite business class availability between London and Sydney for later in the year.

In the hour since I posted this, a lot more outbound availability has turned up. The screenshot below is from 7pm on Thursday.

surprising amount of BA Club Suite to Sydney in September / October

This is based on TWO Club Suite seats being available between London Heathrow and Sydney. Outbound is on the left, return on the right.

Solo travellers will see a lot more availability.

If you have a British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher, you will find even more business class availability if you fly from Manchester, Newcastle, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness. To see this, you must tick the box on saying ‘I want to use my voucher’ and search for just two seats (or select two vouchers and search for four seats). Do not select more than two seats per voucher being used.

If you want to book the direct London flights, you should move quickly as these seats won’t last long.

If you can’t get seats that work, we ran this article earlier in the week on other ways to get to Australia and New Zealand with Avios.

(PS. BA moved Sydney to a Boeing 777 with Club Suite in October 2022. If you don’t see a Boeing 777 operating your flights then Club Suite is not guaranteed. The comments below suggest that there are some Boeing 787 services showing.)


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 (40)

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  • duggie1982 says:

    Yeah pitty they seem to be gone, if I had not just booked Thailand I would have been all over this, maybe next time 🙂

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