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BA launch ‘Double Avios’ in First and Club World (and some AA routes)

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You probably received an email about this promotion directly from British Airways but if you didn’t, here is a quick summary.

British Airways is offering double Avios (that is double base points, ignoring status bonuses) until July 15th on a number of long-haul routes.

Double Avios

Here is a summary of the rules:

You need to be flying in Club World or First (or their American Airlines equivalents)

You must have a flexible or semi-flexible ticket (ie not a non-refundable I-class / R-class in Club World)

You need to travel by July 15th

You need to register in advance of your flight at this website

The most interesting part of this promotion is that in includes the American Airlines-operated routes from Manchester to New York and Manchester to Chicago.

Full terms and conditions, and most importantly the list of participating routes, can be found at the website link above.

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

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

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (6)

  • Polly says:

    Hi raffles, quick question, is there a minimum earn for the AA card, can’t find it anywhere? Thank you

    • Rob says:

      Not a stated one. MBNA is generally leniant, my Mum got a BMI card and she is retired on a very modest income.

      • Polly says:

        Tnx for that, it got sorted like you said! V anxious to sign mu OH up! P

  • James67 says:

    Hi Raffles, I cannot acces a link for this? Just missed it with my current trip, always seems to happen that way!

  • Nigel Bond says:

    Hi Raffles,

    Just to let you know that the double Avios is double the FULL amount normally earned. I was lucky enough to have a trip to Miami that I booked for work the day after this promotion was announced which the customer funded for Business Class and I paid a small amount to book First Class. I flew last week (it was a real “last minute” thing) and the full double Avios posted when the return flight Avios posted! Thus status bonus IS doubled too. Hope this helps?


    • Rob says:

      Thanks Nigel. That is surprisingly generous, it doesn’t normally work that way!

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