As I posted on Saturday, 27th October is effectively the end of BMI Diamond Club. This means it is the last day to transfer BAA WorldPoints to BMI Diamond Club (and thus on to Avios).
Now, there is a dilemma here if you have a BAA WorldPoints balance:
You currently earn 750 Diamond Club miles (= 750 Avios airmiles) for transferring 500 WorldPoints. However, you only earn 600 Avios if you transfer 500 WorldPoints directly to BA or avios.com. This means you effectively get a 25% bonus for going via BMI.
Twice in the last year, BA has run a 100% conversion bonus for turning your WorldPoints into Avios.
Here, then is your dilemma.
Do you transfer your WorldPoints to Avios via BMI before 27th October, and thus get yourself a 25% bonus? Or do you hang on, waiting for another 100% bonus which may never come? Your call …..
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.