We recently published, exclusively, the 2024 Avios peak and off-peak calendar for British Airways flights.
Reader Andrew did an analysis of the trends for his own blog which you can read here.
Here are some highlights:
- The number of peak (expensive) days isn’t increasing: 2020 was 138, 2021 was 138, 2022 was 140, 2023 was 139, 2024 will be 139
- There is a shift to more peak days in August, with October seeing the biggest fall
- The trend towards making almost all Wednesdays ‘off-peak’ has reversed
- Tuesday remains the best day to get off-peak pricing, even in August (90% of Tuesdays are off-peak)
More on Andrew’s blog if you click through.
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.