I have just booked, for reasons that I will explain in a few weeks, a one-way flight from the US to Germany.
- New York JFK to Berlin Tegel
- Business Class
The Avios required were the expected 40,000 for a one-way in Business.
And the taxes ……?
Not bad for a business class flight across the Atlantic!
The seat isn’t fully flat, but I need to be in that corner of Germany first thing in the morning and I can’t get a miles seat on the United flight to Hamburg. And, frankly, for £1.50 in taxes I can live with it.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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.
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.