New BA On Business promotional code is worth 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.
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 UK credit cards (April 2023)
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 Mastercard
25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review
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 famous annual 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.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable 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 10,500 Avios.
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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.