Avios.com 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:
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 avios.com, not via ba.com. If your Avios are sitting in British Airways Executive Club, you need to move them to avios.com using ‘Combine My Avios’.
If you don’t already have an account at avios.com, 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 avios.com 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:
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.