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Promotional code for £20 off when you spend £100 on British Airways short-haul flights

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Via a promotion with Lloyds TSB, British Airways is offering a £20 discount when you spend £100 on a Euro Traveller (economy) European flight using a special British Airways promotional code.

In theory, this discount is only for holders of the Lloyds TSB Avios credit cards.  However, it is hugely unlikely that BA will cross-check.

The promotional code you need is LTSBMARZH (that is not a typo, it is MARZH and not MARCH).  Enter it on the ba.com website on the payment page.

Here are the rules:

The discount is PER PERSON, which is generous and saves you doing multiple bookings for each person travelling

You must book before 12th April

You must travel between 1st April and 30th June

You must travel in Euro Traveller (economy)

Domestic flights are not included

Some booking classes may not be included (Y,B,H,K,M,L,S,V,N,Q,O are included)

Up to nine passengers per booking

Flights must be return, not one-ways

Full details on the promotion can be found here.


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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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (10)

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  • The_Pope says:

    I was tempted by this for a quick weekend away to Barcelona. However, it’s hard to escape the fact that the cheapest I can do the trip on BA is £192, while EasyJet is £119. True, the latter is hand-luggage only but I can manage with that.

    Even with this £20 off code it would still cost me an extra £50 minimum to fly BA and the only real reason is a meagre 1000 Avios each way. This issue is compounded by an inexplicable change to the BA.com site since last night, changing from a useful configure-as-you-like page with prices up front back to some hideous 1990’s throwback where you have to stab around at various flight times and the price is revealed on the next page. “£243 return? NO! Back and try a different time” WHY???

  • Thunderbirds says:

    I’ve just noticed the web-site reboot myself and it is very annoying for a destination with 15 return flights a day like Madrid..!

    The only thing is that I have also noticed that over the past week the site has been giving the wrong minimum flight cost on the screen where you select the day to fly. I’ve noticed prices “from £508” from LHR to IAD over the day but the list of options to select shows the minimum was actually £608. Perhaps they have a bug and so have reverted to the old screen…

    Also this code only seems to work with the U.K. as the origination of the return flight (i.e. currency of GBP), which I suspect is O.K. for most people.

  • The_Pope says:

    Good news! The site is back to the “new” version.

    And the £20 voucher code does work, however not for BA CityFlyer flights from / to London City; only full-fat BA from LHR or LGW.

    I agree with @Thunderbirds on the minimum pricing. I would also add my irritation that the Return pricing changes depending on which Outbound flight you choose. So even though we now get the full view of times / fares on one page again (yay!), you can’t just scroll up & down and select £79 out and £79 back. By selecting £79 out it refreshes the Return table and the price changes to maybe £115.

    Amazingly, even having selected two flights, the Total isn’t displayed until the NEXT page. Why can’t they just show it at the bottom?

    Here’s hoping the BA.com Web Development Team read HFP 🙂

  • Gus says:

    Any idea if these are likely to be upgradeable via MMB?

  • Roger says:

    Nice offer, thank you.

    It seems the offer is wide open. Checking the T+Cs, there’s no mention of any LTSB restriction: ‘This discount promotion is only open to Eligible Participants. An Eligible Participant is a resident of the United Kingdom, aged 18 years or over’ – provided they have the code, of course.

    So what’s the lowest qualifying £100+ fare, I wonder.

    • The_Pope says:

      Is that a challenge – find £100 flight and get it for £80?

      I can tell you that LGW – BCN has taxes & fees of £78 return; via LHR they are £95 so given that this promo excludes UK Domestic, I think you’ll be doing VERY well to come close. Potentially the new Hand Luggage Only from LGW, at crazy-early-o’clock.

      • Roger says:

        I think that the £100+ qualification is verging on weasel words as I don’t think there are many just over £100. The ex-LGW hand baggage only fares are running at about £35-39 each way for LON-JER and -AMS at the low end, so wouldn’t qualify – and are cheaper than ex-shareholder fares where only ‘normal’ (i.e. baggage inclusive) fares are offered.

        I’ve just priced up my regular ZRH fare for June. £266 for two comes down to £226. Not bad. Ex-LHR only as Cityflyer flights ex-LCY don’t qualify.

    • Joe says:

      You can do £106 LGW-AMS-LHR return for a day trip. Not a bad deal.

  • Flashware says:

    Yup, just booked 3x LHR-RTM return!

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