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British Airways is set to resume a direct service 3 times a week from London Gatwick to Las Vegas for the 2023 summer season. This will be in addition to the daily service BA currently offers from London Heathrow.
The Boeing 777-200 service will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays from March 26th 2023 to October 28th 2023. Tickets are already on sale on the BA website, with prices starting at £426, based on a return journey in Economy (World Traveller).
Las Vegas saw almost 3.5 million visitors in July, the highest since the start of the pandemic. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) said that overall hotel occupancy topped 83%.
It’s always good to have more British Airways options and more opportunities to redeem Avios to popular destinations. That said, unless the cash fares for Economy go through the roof, you’re much more likely to get good value for your Avios by concentrating on Business Class redemptions (particularly on Iberia…).