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2,500 – 3,000 bonus Avios on London City flights to Edinburgh and Dublin

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In a very focussed promotion, British Airways is offering 2,500 or 3,000 bonus Avios for every flight you make from London City Airport to Edinburgh or Dublin.

Book a return flight and the bonus is doubled.  Unfortunately British Airways has messed up the wording of this promotion so we need to do our best to guess what you earn.

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Is the bonus per one way flight, or per return flight?

Take a look at the promotional website here.

The headline says ‘Up to 3,000 Avios per flight’ which implies ‘per one way’

The body text says ‘If you book a return journey in eligible classes, you could collect a massive 6,000 Avios’ which clearly implies up to 3,000 per one way

However, the table on the site says that the bonus is ‘per return journey’

….. and the rules says ‘a Qualifying Flight is a published or corporate negotiated net fare return flight’

I hope that is clear.  You will receive 2,500 or 3,000 Avios per one-way flight.  Or per return flight.  Perhaps you earn 10,000 Avios if you fly Edinburgh to Dublin via London City?  Or perhaps just 5,000?

Not all fare classes qualify either.  It is likely that the cheapest tickets will fall outside of the qualifying fare buckets, which are listed on the site.

Here are the key details:

You must register for this promotion at this ba.com page

You must book by 31st December

You must fly by 31st January

Only the London City (BA Cityflyer) to Edinburgh and Dublin routes are included

You receive 3,000 bonus Avios per Club Europe one-way or return (depending on what the rules really mean) to Dublin

You receive 2,500 bonus Avios per Euro Traveller / UK Domestic one-way or return (depending on what the rules really mean) to Dublin or Edinburgh


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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

Barclaycard Avios card

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 BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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 BA Amex American Express card

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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

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

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital on Tap Visa card

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 card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

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.

(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 (6)

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  • Alison says:

    Targeted promo. BA site says I’m not eligible 🙁

  • Paul says:

    “You receive 2,5000 bonus Avios per Eurotraveller / UK Domestic one-way or return (depending on what the rules really mean) to Dublin or Edinburgh” — a 25k bonus would be nice!!

    I registered for the offer OK.

  • Andrew G says:

    Gosh. Someone’s going to war with FlymayBe!

    I’ve registered okay. Frustrating thing is I’ve already got a return flight booked LCY-EDI over the Christmas period in the right fare class, but I obviously won’t get the points as I booked it in November! Bah!

  • Lady London says:

    Registered. Didn’t receive an email, and doubt I’ll actually use it though !

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