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Quidco cashback now on almost all British Airways flights

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Cashback website Quidco has substantially improved its BA offering.  

It now pays cashback on almost all BA flights booked via its link, at 1.5% for short-haul and 2% for long-haul.  All travel classes qualify, and it does not impact your ability to earn Avios or On Business points from the flight.  Only UK domestic flights are excluded.  It is not clear if the cashback is based on the base fare or the entire fare including taxes.


A flight and hotel package pays 3%, which means it is worth pricing up the addition of a throw-away hotel for one night to an expensive booking as the extra cashback may offset the hotel cost.  Again, it is not clear if the cashback on a package is driven by the base fare for the flight plus the hotel cost, or the value of the entire sale.

Plenty of other airlines are also on Quidco including Flybe and Lufthansa, so it is always worth checking before making a booking.  There is a £5 annual membership fee, but this is taken from your earnings and not paid in advance.  This is generally a small sum compared to the cashback you can earn, and it pays for decent customer service should you have trouble getting a merchant to pay up.

You can join Quidco here.

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)