BA and AA have launched ‘double miles’ promotions on certain routes for Club World and First Class passengers, valid until the end of the year.
It is a decent deal if you need to travel on one of the routes featured. These are:
- Heathrow to Singapore, Delhi, New York, Chicago, Jo’burg, Dubai, Lagos, Moscow, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Miami, Mexico City
- Heathrow via Madrid on Iberia to Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Bogota
- Manchester to Chicago, New York (on the non-stop AA flights)
Full details and registration can be found here. Check carefully that your booking class is included.
If you collect American Airlines miles, there is a similar promotion available. This offers double miles when you fly business or first class on the following routes:
- London Heathrow to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City, New York JFK, Newark, Philadelphia and Raleigh/Durham
- Manchester to Chicago and New York JFK
You need to register to earn double miles, by going to this page.
For routes served by both AA and BA (eg Heathrow to New York) it doesn’t matter which airline you fly. You can fly AA and still get double Avios if you credit your flight to BA, or you could fly BA and get double AA miles if you wanted by crediting your flight to AAdvantage.
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.