We now support BA's new routes to Cologne and Pittsburgh

BA have recently launched new routes from Gatwick to Cologne (running four times per week from 16th November until the end of March) and from Heathrow to Pittsburgh (operating four days per week, all year round, from 2nd April 2019).

You can now search availability on BA Redemption Finder - seats are wide open thanks to the guaranteed two seats in Business and two seats in Economy for each flight!

You can now use a credit/debit card to sign up for Elite in the UK

Until now, we've offered Direct Debit payments for customers in the UK and European Union, and credit/debit card for customers elsewhere.

You can sign now sign up for an Elite membership for £3 per month using your credit or debit card.

The site now works properly with older versions of Internet Explorer

For a little while, parts of the site haven't been working properly on older versions of Internet Explorer.

This is now fixed, so the site will work with Internet Explorer 10 onwards.

Peak and off-peak dates around the end of 2018 are now correct again

Since the weekend, peak and off-peak dates around the end of 2018 have been a little messed up due to some fat-fingered typing while adding 2019's dates.

Thanks to Steve for spotting this and letting me know ❤️

We now know what dates are peak and off-peak for all of 2019

BA release seats for Avios redemptions 355 days ahead. So, a week and a bit into January, seats for 2019 started going on sale.

However, BA didn't release the calendar for what days were going to be peak price and which were going to be off-peak, so we couldn't show prices on the site, instead having to show a frustrating "Price unknown ❌" message. When each day was released, you could see the price for that day, but that's not too helpful for an automated online tool!

The calendar is now available, thanks to Avios.com, so we now know the prices for every date in 2019 🎉 Thanks so much to Graeme for the heads-up ❤️

If you want to see the calendar yourself, search on the Avios site and click the "View dates" button in the search results.

Alert emails are now easier to read on your mobile

Set up alerts, and we'll send you an email when seats become available - for more details, check out our "how it works" guide.

Before, we had a giant title at the top of each email, which made it hard to read on mobile phones, forcing you to scroll down 🙈 It looked like this:

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Now, there's now no title, letting you get straight to the good stuff: the dates that are now available. It looks like this:

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Thanks to Lisa for the suggestion ❤️

We'll now warn you if your browser won't work properly with BA Redemption Finder

If you're using an old web browser or have JavaScript disabled, parts of BA Redemption Finder won't work properly.

We'll now warn you across the site if this applies to you, and link you to clear instructions on how to upgrade your browser or enable JavaScript.

Go straight to search results from the "View my alerts" page

If you're logged in, you can use the "View my alerts" page to see a list of all the alerts you have set up.

There's now a "View availability" button for each alert, letting you quickly view the current availability for an alert you have configured.

We've also changed the order of the alerts on the page to be in reverse chronological order (i.e. newest first), rather than just a random order.

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Availability on BA's new route to Durban is now live

This week, BA launched direct flights from London to Durban, South Africa.

Flights will run three times a week in each direction starting from 29th October, offering World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World seats

Availability is now live on BA Redemption Finder, with plenty of seats available!

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BA Redemption Finder supports all of BA's routes, except London to Seychelles, where there's a strange bug the data. We're working on it!

Image of Durban Beach by Darren Glanville.

We're now GDPR compliant

You might well have heard about the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25th May. This regulation introduces new rights for individuals to control how organisations use their data.

We're now fully compliant. To learn more about how we use your data, take a look at our privacy notice.

We've also added a banner across the site, giving a heads-up that we use cookies to allow you to log in to the site and to anonymously understand how people use BA Redemption Finder. Click the "OK" button and the banner will disappear for six months 👋

If you have any questions, just get in touch.

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