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50% off economy Avios redemptions to Bermuda

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British Airways is currently offering a 50% discount on economy flights from Gatwick to Bermuda, an ideal opportunity to escape the Winter gloom in the UK!

The price is 20,000 Avios return, instead of the usual 40,000. Taxes etc remain at £315 per ticket. Unfortunately, there is no discount on Club World or World Traveller Plus seats. You can book this at

A typical economy seat in November would cost around £650, so you are getting a good 1.5p per Avios of value for your points.

This drops to £515 in January to March next year, cutting the value of your points to 1p when you adjust for the taxes. You need to book by 30th September, but the good news is that you can fly at any point up to 31st March.

Unfortunately, looking at tripadvisor, there is a lack of chain hotels in Bermuda which would allow you to redeem points for free hotel accommodation. Only Fairmont seems to be represented which is not a chain where you are likely to have points.

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.)

Comments (3)

  • Roger says:

    The offer is also available at and was e-mailed to members on 18 September.

    Of course, they try to persuade you to book a hotel at the same time, but there is an option to book the flights without a hotel booking.

  • Phil says:

    With the lack of chain hotel this is potentially an opportunity to make use of the Avios voucher for auto conversion. (Remember you need to book hotel for 2 nights minimum).
    However, this would contribute 9000 Avios towards the 40 Avios for 2 persons.