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Another British Airways discount code for £100 off a Club Europe flight

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Last month I posted about a £100 discount code that British Airways had launched with Hilton.  This month, BA is running a similar offer in conjunction with Avis.

They are offering a special £100 discount on Club Europe flights this Autumn.  You don’t, though, need to rent an Avis car to take advantage – the code is for anyone.

Full details can be found here.  

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The deal is very simple.  Simply use British Airways promotional code AVIS0913ZH during the booking process at ba.com.

Here is a summary of the terms and conditions:

You must book on or before 14th October

Your outbound flight must be before 31st March 2014

You must book a return flight with both legs in Club Europe

The fare before discount must be at least £350 per person

The discount is valid for up to 9 people per booking

Not valid on CityFlyer (London City flights), codeshares, domestic flights etc

Travel must start and end in the UK

Code does not work on ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’ packages

You can also book by phone on 0844 493 0 787.  If you are looking at a ticket priced between £251 and £350 which does not qualify for the discount, it is possible that – if you call – they can book one leg into a more expensive category of ticket (still Club Europe, but a different fare level).

This could tip you over the £350 level and thus make your ticket cheaper than it would be otherwise.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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

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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 (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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

10,500 points bonus – 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 (16)

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  • MANUEL says:

    Any tips to optimize TP as cheap per TP as possible?

  • MaltapointsTom says:

    Tried to snare this for the inaugural UK-Malta flight on 30 March 2014, but for some reason it says: Sorry, AVIS0913ZH is not recognised or is not currently valid. Please check and try again.

    Am I missing something obvious??

    • richie says:

      are you booking a return?

    • LondonAndy says:

      Yes, you are missing something obvious 🙂

      The bit at the top of the full terms that says “Travel by 15 December 2013”.
      .

      • LondonAndy says:

        …. although now I look more closely there is a conflict between the date at the top, which says 15 December, and the text in the main body of the terms which says “Travel period: 04 October 2013 – 31 March 2014”.

  • will says:

    Not working for me either, I’ve logged into my BA account and tried dates ending before dec 15th and it will not accept the code.

    The best I hooked up were returns to Marracesh for £402, which would be £300 if the discount applied which would get you 160TP and at least 4000 avios. Pretty much as good as it gets for European TP runs, certainly worth it if you only need a few extra to get to the next level of Exec Club.

  • Sean Brennan says:

    I get the same. Not working for a LHR-TLS-LHR out on the 10th and back on the 13th

    • Sean Brennan says:

      The website detailed above gives an error as well

      • Rob says:

        Very odd. It has stopped working. Perhaps BA has pulled the page because the code isn’t working?

        • Sean Brennan says:

          Dilemma!

          I need two returns and BA is saying two tickets available. Do I wait in case it is a temporary glitch??

  • Sean Brennan says:

    Wahey! It is back up. I’m off to fill my boots!

    • Sean Brennan says:

      Boo! The page is back up but the code is still not working.

  • Chris Sutter says:

    Still not working – very annoying as it would have been perfect timing with me being about to book a CE flight.

    Page is up though, I wonder if it’s worth shouting out to BA to ask what’s going on?

  • Chris Sutter says:

    Good news! The code on the website has been updated “due to a technical issue”, it is now “Avis0813ZH” and I can confirm it works 🙂

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