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British Airways launches ‘Double Avios’ in First and Club World

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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 points from UK credit cards

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:

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, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel 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

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – 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 (6)

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  • 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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