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.
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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.