British Airways is determined that the ‘back to work’ push after the Summer goes with a bang this year – especially as recent trading updates from the major European airlines show a distinct softening in demand.
If you live in Europe – or your British Airways account lives in Europe – this is a very attractive deal.
Here are the headline terms:
Receive 30,000 bonus Avios for EVERY Club World or First return flight
Receive 15,000 bonus Avios for EVERY World Traveller Plus return flight
Valid on all BA long-haul flights
For flights across the Atlantic to North America, Mexico and Puerto Rico, you can also travel on American, Iberia, US Airways, Finnair or the Openskies services from New York to Paris.
Valid for travel from September 1st to December 19th
Flights must have been booked after August 20th (historically, BA has never imposed this rule even though it always appears)
There is NO LIMIT to the number of times you can earn the bonus
The bonus is on top of the standard Avios you would receive
You MUST register for this promotion or you will not receive the bonus
Your BA account must be based on one of these countries: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City State
The registration page is here – you MUST register in order to receive the bonus Avios.
What is very generous about this deal is that pretty much ALL ticket classes count. In Club World, you can book J, C, D, R or I – these includes the cheap(er) non-refundable tickets. In World Traveller Plus you can book into W, E or T ticket classes.
WARNING: If you live in the UK, you could move your British Airways account to a European address to qualify for this offer. However, you cannot earn Avios with a British Airways American Express card if you account is based outside the UK. Your Avios would sit with Amex and would not transfer across until your account moved back to the UK. Your Amex 241 voucher would also be blocked. You cannot move your account back to the UK for 6 months.
Similarly, you cannot convert Tesco Clubcard points to a BA account based outside the UK. This is easy to circumvent, however, as you can simply transfer to avios.com instead and then use Combine My Avios to move them across.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 2024)
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.