This banner ad is currently running at avios.com:
… and I find it a little odd.
The Avios scheme launched in November 2011. The figure of 48,000 members who have flown since launch only runs to 20th April, but that is still a five month period. On this basis, avios.com is only seeing 300 members flying per day, assuming one redemption per member.
That is a very small number given the sheer scale of the scheme. I don’t know the number of ex-Air Miles members but it was stated last year that BAEC, Iberia Plus and Air Miles had 5.5 million combined members. 300 flying per day out of (a fairly chunky percentage of) a 5.5 million base seems very small indeed.
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
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