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BA On Business promotional code for 3,120 bonus points (worth 15,000-ish Avios)!

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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.

On Business

Rather than repeat what I have written before, I recommend newcomers to On Business read the two part introduction that I wrote in December – Part 1 and Part 2.

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.

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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 (25)

  • danksy says:

    I can confirm the 3120 bonus points appear immediately in your account!


    • Rob says:

      You can’t redeem them, though, until 2 different people have flown and credited a flight to the account

  • danksy says:

    Yes, but I’m planning a longhaul for the new year… presumably as BAEC member I’ll still get tier points? Also in the small print it seems that you can accrue points for flights booked on Iberia!

    • Rob says:

      You get your normal Avios and tier points when you credit a flight to OnBusiness – it works on top of Avios, not instead.

  • Stephen F says:

    OK I have the points and wish to redeem for return flight in Europe.

    3 of us traveling, same route same flights. Can we somehow redeem the points on this first booking? Is it possible to book 2 x tickets (different names same flight) crediting On Business account, then login and book the redemption flight for thrid person for free using the points (subject to flight availability I know).

    I have a horrible feeling that we have to save these points for a second trip?

    • Rob says:

      You can’t redeem, in theory, until your account has earned flights from 2 different paid travellers. So, unless you want to send a couple of people (doesn’t have to be the same people who will redeem) on a paid ticket up to Manchester or somewhere this weekend, you are stuffed.

  • Stephen F says:

    Thanks – not such a great deal for me!