There is a messy way of avoiding BA fuel surcharges if flying from Brazil.
You would need to book your redemption at ba.com as 2 x one-ways to benefit from this, which means no Amex 2-4-1 vouchers can be used.
However, Million Mile Secrets misses a big point – you can book the same flight via avios.com whilst also not paying a fuel surcharge so no need to mess about with your address.
It is not fully clear if BA Executive Club is breaking Brazilian law in charging UK residents a fuel surcharge when leaving the country on a ticket starting in Brazil. Other airlines seem to think you would be, because they don’t. It is also not clear why avios.com does not add the surcharge when ba.com does!
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2023)
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:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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 10,500 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.