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Double Avios when you fly TAM and US Airways in the coming weeks

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Both US Airways and Brazilian airline TAM joined British Airways in the oneworld alliance this week.  I wrote a piece on US Airways here and there will be a very interesting piece on TAM on Monday ….!

As is traditionally the case for new alliance members, BA is offering double Avios when you fly with TAM and US Airways.


The TAM offer runs from 1st May to 31st May.

The US Airways offer runs from 31st March to 30th June, which is obviously a lot more practical.

‘Double Avios’ will be based on the base Avios points to be earned from the flight, and does not include any cabin bonus.

There is no need to register for the promotion – you will receive your double Avios automatically.

You can find full details of both promotions on the ‘Executive Club’ news and offers page here.

If you collect American Airlines miles or any other oneworld programme, there will probably be a similar offer available – check the programme website for details.

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(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 (11)

  • tim says:

    Thanks Raffles. I have an internal BR flight in May. You may have helped me decide between GOL and TAM.

    • tim says:

      In the end I booked with GOL because their fares were cheaper and for only 15 USD I has able to select a seat towards the front with the middle seat blocked. Was pleasantly surprised during the booking process to find that I could enter an Iberia Plus FF number so it looks like I will get a handful of Avios after all.

      • tim says:

        a bit more exploring on Iberia’s site shows that Avios can be used for GOL redemption. This may open up more options for when TAM redemptions on domestic Brazilian flights are not available. I have no idea how good value GOL redemptions are, but I would add that some of both TAM’s and GOL’s cash fares are dirt cheap anyway.

  • flieduk says:

    Interestingly enough BAEC is showing economy US as double TP (70 Transatlantic) but normal avios. Weird

  • liam says:

    Is this offer valid when booked directly through US airways, or is booking through the BA site required?


  • Akhil Gupta says:

    Excellent deal,

    Have some US airways long haul flights booked for June which is lucky! Just a quick question, I put my Cathay Pacific Gold number as my frequently flyer number for the booking. Should I be able to choose the preferred seats (i.e. exit row etc), its showing as $61 per seat at the moment. I know once I put my Cathay frequent flyer details on an american airlines flight and managed to choose main cabin extra for $0. Is this something that should show automatically or do I need to call them?


    • Rob says:

      US Airways is still running mainly on its old rules, not AA’s, and I don’t know if US ever gave free seat allocation to elite members.

      • Akhil Gupta says:

        Thanks for the reply

        Just did a bit of reading. US airways shows the benefits of choosing preferred seating for elite members (however it doesn’t say that this is a free benefit!)

  • Johnny5a says:

    thanks for this – annoyingly all but one of my flights are in April. only one in May.

    better than nothing I guess 🙂

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