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Save £30 on Club Europe Avios redemptions to selected destinations

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here. has launched a special offer on redemptions in Club Europe, BA’s short-haul business class. It is not a life-changing deal, but it is worth knowing about if you were thinking of a short break this Spring. You can book Club Europe redemptions for 15,000 Avios plus £130 taxes to:

  • Barcelona
  • Lisbon
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Prague
  • Pisa
  • Rome

Here are the important things to bear in mind:

The standard price for these redemptions, using ‘cash and Avios’, would be 15,000 Avios plus £160 in taxes.  You are therefore only saving £30 per person.

If you choose an ‘all Avios’ redemption, there is no saving.

You need to book by 31st March

You need to travel by 30th June, judging by test bookings I tried

You can only book at, not via  If your Avios are sitting in British Airways Executive Club, you need to move them to using ‘Combine My Avios’.

If you don’t already have an account at, you will need to open one.  Only UK residents can do this.

There is no special code or link.  The lower £130 taxes figure will pop out automatically at when you do a dummy booking.


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 (5)

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  • thesaver79 says:

    Apart from this specific case, is there a generic advantage in storing the points in an avios account rather than in a BA Exectutive Club?

  • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

    0.6p/Avios vs RFS. Probably worth it if you would have booked anyway.

  • Rob says:

    I did this deal, actually!

    It is a very old link, as BA no longer has a deal with NatWest. The offer of ‘BA Miles’ rather than ‘Avios’ is the giveaway.

  • Max says:

    Thanks for the clarification….easy AVIOS though

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