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.
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 ba.com 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.