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Lots of Singapore and Sydney Club World Avios availability for four people for July 2024

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Given that Avios seats in premium cabins to Singapore and Sydney usually disappear instantly when booking opens, the fact that July 2024 and bits of June 2024 are currently wide open is a bit of a surprise.

I had seen reports that there had been some issues over the automatic release of Singapore availability in recent days so this could be just catching up. It could also be linked to the move of an A380 onto the route next year.

Whatever the reason, it’s worth jumping in if interested.

Avios availability to Singapore

This is a screenshot taken from SeatSpy, our preferred reward seat search service, at 10.15am.

It shows days with TWO Club World seats available. In reality, most days seem to have four seats.

I really would not sit around if you are interested in these. Remember that there is a 24 hour cooling off period where you can cancel for free without even paying the £35 per person fee.

Remember that the A380 services will have the old Club World seat and not the new ‘closing door’ Club Suite.

Avios availabilty singapore
Avios availability to Sydney

Let’s talk about Sydney

There also appear to be a lot of Sydney seats available although SeatSpy has not yet caught up.

This screenshot is for Singapore to Sydney for two in Club World. It is NOT for London to Sydney so you need to match it up to the dates above.

Avios availability Sydney

Despite what the screenshot show, seats ARE available in both directions. See here for four people:

This HfP article shows the Avios needed for flights from London in all cabins on all routes.

Happy booking!


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

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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 (98)

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  • BJ says:

    Mild warning to anybody who does not need the flexibility and who does nit possess vouchers – this is NOT a good deal/redemption if you have the cash to spare!

    Miles and tier point earnibgvrevenue fares from UK-SIN next July in Business class with One World or Star Alliance airlines are as follows:

    MAN-SIN £2300-2400
    LHR-SIN £2400-2500
    EDI-SIN £2500-2600

    By comparison, assuming 1ppa the BAEC redemption is costing £3400. Thus, paying cash saves you about one third, even before factoring in miles and status earned which effectively reduces the cost further still.

    Anybody caught up in these scenarios may wish to exercise their right to cancel within 24h.

    • Gordon says:

      Thanks for looking into this @BJ.
      Unfortunately I have a 2-4-1 to burn for this route in Q4 2024, (220,000 avios, £1,200 pp) Or I would have looked at this….

      • Gordon says:

        Meant 220,000 avois and £1,200 for two Pax.

      • BJ says:

        Having a 241 is never unfortunate Gordon 🙂 However, if it works for you and you can find availability, booking 2x OW with the return from HKG will save 10k avios and a pile of cash.

        I just sketched out the scenarios in my earlier comment in event anybody without vouchers and plenty of cash thought twice about proceeding with the reward. To be honest, I was surprised revenue returns to SIN next July were around £2300-2600, I expected them to be £3000+ but they’re actually cheaper than BKK which is usually much more competitive.

        • Gordon says:

          I am normally just happy with a redemption booking on BA metal with a 2-4-1, And a few CE trips, But maybe I should broaden my horizons a little and look at OW carriers, It’s a shame BKK Is not served by BA atm as it was a favourite route of mine. I am aware that there are other options available but direct is the only option for me unfortunately as my wife does not travel well,Thanks again @BJ.

    • Rob says:

      Flexibility to cancel has real value if booking a year out though.

      • BJ says:

        Agreed, covered that point in my original comment this morning.

        OT, more articles coming today or are we down to two daily for August?

  • Andrew says:

    Looking at some US destinations there seems to be a lot of availability in June and July also. Wouldn’t LAS normally sell out as soon as they’re released too? Have they released a WW set of seats perhaps?

    • Gordon says:

      Re LAS, I booked a 2-4-1 in J on 24/08/22 for travel this April no problem!

  • Chard Onnay says:

    Erm, I’m not entirely sure why I am now a troll. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and this wasn’t directed at any post. I choose how I spend my Avios, you choose how you spend yours. I wish you a nice trip.

  • numpty says:

    There are also some decent cash fares on QR from CPH for next year, CPH to KL for about £2500 was cheapest I could find. Prices up with a mix of QR/MH/Finnair depending on what you choose.

  • paul e says:

    any help or advice greatly appreciated.

    i’ve booked two one-ways using avios and my 2for1.

    i booked SIN-LHR initially and taxes were £282 per person, when adding LHR-SIN to the same booking i was quoted £512 extra taxes per person.

    I challenged this as can see the return taxes should be around £600 per person and have been told it is more expensive as two one-way tickets.

    I’ve asked them to re calculate as a return ticket and am waiting for the ‘back office” to email me with (hopefully) their new calculation.

    am i correct in thinking this can be (and should be) recalculated as a return or have i got that wrong?

    thank you in advance…

    • Gordon says:

      I’m no expert, there will be commenters that would answer this better than me! But are both dates off peak or one off peak and the return leg you added peak! For reference LHR to SIN with a 2-4-1 is 220,000 avios and £1,200 taxes fees etc. Not sure if SIN-LHR return would make any difference in taxes and fees! Might be worth carrying out a dummy booking to see what the taxes are.

      • paul e says:

        thank you gordon. SIN-LHR is off peak 110k avios and LHR-SIN is peak 120k avios. but i don’t think peak / off peak makes any difference to taxes? i have tried dummy booking and return taxes are £600 PP

        • Gordon says:

          If you’ve added this to your existing booking as the return date was not available on the initial booking date, it should be treated as a return booking not two one way bookings! I would call again and speak to a CS agent as one could give a completely different answer to the previous one. Hope this gets sorted.

          • paul e says:

            i agree that it should be treated (and priced) as a return so let’s hope they come back to me with a new calculation soon

  • Tony says:

    Thanks for the heads up about the new availability. I have been looking for weeks but there was no club or first availability. Now booked for a club return next June to fit in with a Cambodia/Vietnam trip. Managed to use my last Amex 2 for 1 voucher as well. Great deal

  • Zed says:

    Can someone remind me again, how does the companion work on one-ways? I priced up one way, but then it said I couldn’t complete as I didn’t book it as a return…

    • Rob says:

      Should work perfectly fine if it was from the UK – if it was TO the UK it needs to be a newer voucher issued since the rules changed to allow one-ways which start abroad.

  • S879 says:

    Silly question perhaps, but can a 2 for 1 be used to book 4 one way tickets for 4 people or does the journey need to include a return for 2 people?

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