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10,000 – 20,000 bonus Avios points when you fly Dublin to New York, even in discount Economy

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Now here is a slightly odd one.

British Airways (note, BA and not AA) is offering 10,000 or 20,000 bonus Avios when you book yourself on the American Airlines new service between Dublin and New York JFK.

BA and AA Dublin

You get the 20,000 Avios points for a return flight in Business Class or with a flexible Economy ticket.  A cheap, non-refundable Economy ticket earns 10,000 bonus Avios for a return flight.

A one-way flight earns half of the bonus, but only if you fly Dublin to New York.  You get nothing for a one-way starting in New York.

Full details are here.

UK and Ireland BAEC members are eligible to take part.  Note that your booking must start in Dublin so you cannot book London to Dublin to New York on the same ticket – any connecting flight to Dublin must be on a separate ticket.

Flights must be taken by September 15th.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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:

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:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 long list of travel benefits 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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  • Sir Stamford says:

    The reasons why BA is offering the bonus are:

    1. These are BA coded shared flights with AA (e.g. BA1522 is AA291).

    2. Matching AA who is also offering a similar 10k/20k promotion. Link: http://www.aa.com/viewPromotionDetails.do?fN=AAd_JFKDUB.xml

    If you need to top up your AAdvantage account rather than Avios, it might be worth booking directly with them. The prices are exactly the same as BA, the last time I checked.

    Sir Stamford

  • MilesFromBlighty says:

    Not available to Eurocheats

    • Sir Stamford says:

      I thought the last date for Eurocheats was 29 February 2012 and most, if not all, can now “move” back to the UK if they so desire.

      The only Eurocheats I know of these days are politicians who do not allow the British public to vote on our EU membership, but that’s a topic for Daily Mail, not here.

      Sir Stamford

  • Dan says:

    Apologies in advance as this is probably not the right place to post but just want to update on the “Exceptional 35,000 miles bonus for the FREE American Airlines credit card.”

    http://www.americanairlines.co.uk/i18n/specialOffers/exclusiveMbnaOffer.jsp?locale=en_GB

    I have received the first 5000 bonus miles in my 1st statement and the points are already the AAdvantage account!

    Also I held this card in 2011 and cancelled about 9 months ago before applying for the new offer so it does work…Hope this helps.

    • Rob says:

      Thanks for the update Dan. I am waiting for my 1st statement … did the whole £5,000 in the first month so hoping the full 35,000 posts at once. Offer ends 31st May!

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