BA EU promo: 30,000 Avios in Club World & 15,000 Avios in World Traveller Plus

British Airways is determined that the ‘back to work’ push after the Summer goes with a bang this year – especially as recent trading updates from the major European airlines show a distinct softening in demand.

If you live in Europe – or your British Airways account lives in Europe – this is a very attractive deal.

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Here are the headline terms:

Receive 30,000 bonus Avios for EVERY Club World or First return flight

Receive 15,000 bonus Avios for EVERY World Traveller Plus return flight

Valid on all BA long-haul flights

For flights across the Atlantic to North America, Mexico and Puerto Rico, you can also travel on American, Iberia, US Airways, Finnair or the Openskies services from New York to Paris.

Valid for travel from September 1st to December 19th

Flights must have been booked after August 20th (historically, BA has never imposed this rule even though it always appears)

There is NO LIMIT to the number of times you can earn the bonus

The bonus is on top of the standard Avios you would receive

You MUST register for this promotion or you will not receive the bonus

Your BA account must be based on one of these countries:  Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City State

The registration page is here – you MUST register in order to receive the bonus Avios.

What is very generous about this deal is that pretty much ALL ticket classes count.   In Club World, you can book J, C, D, R or I – these includes the cheap(er) non-refundable tickets.  In World Traveller Plus you can book into W, E or T ticket classes.

WARNING:  If you live in the UK, you could move your British Airways account to a European address to qualify for this offer.  However, you cannot earn Avios with a British Airways American Express card if you account is based outside the UK.  Your Avios would sit with Amex and would not transfer across until your account moved back to the UK.  Your Amex 241 voucher would also be blocked.  You cannot move your account back to the UK for 6 months.

Similarly, you cannot convert Tesco Clubcard points to a BA account based outside the UK.  This is easy to circumvent, however, as you can simply transfer to avios.com instead and then use Combine My Avios to move them across.

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Comments

  1. I wouldn’t call Egypt EU… also, Ireland is excluded

  2. I assume redemption flights don’t count! :-(

  3. Every flight does iT mean 1 ticket with 6 flights in it will earn 6* 30.000?

    • No – the lead in sentences in the headline terms of this piece say it is xx000 Avios per return flight.

    • I understand the TC that every long haul sector would count, but the bonus points are only awarded after flying 2 sectors. Therefore an outbound flight (day) in WTP and return in C would earn tthe bonus but a second trip would earn 45K bonus…

  4. Is it possibly to have 2 BAEC accounts for the same person?
    1 based in the UK & 1 in the EU, then just have them in the same household account umbrella?

    • Please explain how?

      I thought that a household account meant that all members of the household account lived at the same address.

    • No, BA takes a dim view of this. Although they would not notice if you were careful, including keeping your passport number out of your profile.

      • But when you check in won’t your passport number get recorded? Unless you only fly domestic on one account.

        • No. I can tell you, from having to input my little boys passport details every time we fly (because I have been too lazy to update his BAEC account profile) that – even if your BAEC number is in a booking – the passport details you add in via Manage My Booking do NOT get copied across to your profile.

  5. Unlike Hilton, I have seen BA enforce this ‘prior bookings are ineligible’ rule in the past – once for a US Airways promo (when they were incorrect in doing so as it was against the offer T&Cs!) but also on the majority of On Business promos, where they seem unwilling to budge.

    • I just tried to register a previous booking with a September 20th departure and it came back saying I was illegible for the offer:

      Seems to be this time BA are sticking with the terms.

  6. I wonder if Moscow to London and v.v. would be classed as long haul for the purpose of the promotion?

    • On a 747 you fly Club World so it would count. On a short haul plane, possibly not.

  7. Love the website as always BUT
    Britain is part of Europe geographically, and to refer to it as outside Europe is nonsensical.

    From the looks of its almost all countries in Europe apart from the UK, plus a few others.

  8. “Similarly, you cannot convert Tesco Clubcard points to a BA account based outside the UK.  This is easy to circumvent, however, as you can simply transfer to avios.com instead and then use Combine My Avios to move them across.”

    From experience, “combine my Avios” doesn’t work with a UK based avios.com and a US based Executive Club. When I called, I was told that “combine my Avios” only works when both accounts are in the same country.

    • RogerWilco says:

      Works without a glitch for UK-based avios and EU-based BAEC accounts

    • If so, this is fairly new. When my BA account lived in Germany (when the Gold threshold was lower) I was able to use it. The rule was, I think, that you needed name plus email or date of birth – country never came into it.

  9. RogerWilco says:

    Is mid-haul included (LHR-AMM, etc?)

  10. sangriano says:

    Any thoughts on what this means on a OSL-SYD return? Worth making sure that it splits in SIN, to get more sectors?

    • Good question. You need to check the rules about whether a sector needs to start or end in the EU to count. Otherwise you could just fly Bahrain to Abu Dhabi in Club World and pick up 30k ….

  11. It would be relatively easy to move the address of my BAEC account to “Friends” in these countries but is anyone aware of any restrictions on changes of address / frequency etc? as a GGL member does anyone know if I would lose / gain any benfits by changes of address?

    Thanks in advance

  12. Does anyone know what is the last day for registration of this offer? Thanks

  13. Kilburn Flyer says:

    Worth noting that American Airlines are running the same offer for BA flights which means that you could pocket 30,000 AA miles for First/Club World Flight (enough for a free one-way in Etihad Business Class from India – UK for example, with pretty low taxes).

    Same country restrictions apply unfortunately (no UK or Ireland accounts etc…)

    http://www.americanairlines.co.uk/i18n/promo/AAdvantage-offers.jsp?locale=en_GB

  14. They should desrcibe it as “Continental Europe” maybe ….

  15. Would BA take a dim view of accounts that switched for the purposes of claiming from this promotion and then switching back 6 months later?

  16. Anyone wanting to book on ba.com in next few days?
    I have a £500 evoucher for BA?
    £400 and its yours..

    Raffles can have first refusal

  17. As i read it it say that only a transatlantic flights will count.
    Are you sure that other transcontinental flights will count too?

  18. Lady London says:

    Anyone know does the UK get its own similarly valuable promotion later?
    jus’ hoping…

  19. When trying to register I get the error ‘Your registration has been unsuccessful, unfortunately you are not eligible for this offer’

    Any ideas? – my account is new Exec account based in Germany

    • Odd, should be fine – it clearly says new accounts should be OK. Give it 24 hours for the new account to ‘settle’ in the system and then call if necessary.

  20. Was interested to see you say they don’t always the ‘new bookings only rule’. I have 2 CW returns to the states which I booked a few months back and tried to register those, got the same error message. Seems they were more organised this time!

    Has anyone who booked previously had success?