On Business is the other British Airways loyalty scheme! It is aimed at companies, not individuals, and earns your business On Business points for every flight that you book.
It is important to note that the traveller ALSO receives their usual Avios when they fly. On Business points are an extra bonus. They can be redeemed for free flights, upgrades or Marriott hotel vouchers.
Redeeming for BA flights is an EXCELLENT deal. Whilst you need to pay full taxes on European routes, availability – in ALL classes – is excellent. This is because On Business rewards come from revenue tickets and not from the Avios availability ‘bucket’. 1 OB point gets you roughly the same flying distance as 5 Avios points.
There is currently an excellent sign-up bonus on offer. It offers you 3,120 OB points via a special On Business promotional code.
Technically, this promotion is linked to BA’s new services from Leeds Bradford Airport. However, you don’t need to be registered in that region to use the code.
To join On Business (you need a Companies House number), go to this link and add promotional code OBLBA1. You will also still qualify for the usual new member bonus of triple points on the first six segments you credit. You MUST sign up with an email address that is a company address and not a Yahoo / Gmail etc address, or your account will be blocked.
It is not clear when you receive the 3,120 points – whether they appear immediately or whether you need to credit a flight to the account first. On their own, 3,120 points are good for a return flight to most of Europe. In any event, you cannot redeem On Business points until TWO different people have credited flights to the account.
The closing date for signing up under this promotion is December 31st.