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.
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 UK credit cards (September 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.