A quick note to say that British Airways has opened up a lot of Avios availability to Dubai at the start of the Winter flying season, from Sunday 29th October.
I don’t know if this is a new service or not, but there is an A380 rostered on the route with huge amounts of reward availability showing.
Remember that you don’t get Club Suite on the A380 – it’s the old style business class seat.
If you’ve got kids AND your October half-term is from 28th October (many schools have half term the week before, but some children get two weeks off from 21st October and some will have the w/c 28th October off) then jump in now.
Here is availability in business class and First Class for FOUR people in late October and early November, courtesy of our preferred seat reward notification partner SeatSpy (and I only know of these seats because I got a SeatSpy alert an hour ago). This was correct at 10am on Thursday:
A green circle means ‘at least four seats in Club World’. A red circle means ‘at least four seats in First Class’.
If you’re a teacher and only want one or two seats for half term, you’ll find even better availability. The snag is that the seats only appear from Sunday 29th October which is the start of the new flying season which is too late for some schools.
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.