I get the feeling that British Airways is worried about the impact of the Avios devaluation on its leisure business. When you are earning just 125 Avios points each way for a European flight in economy, it is hardly an incentive to turn to British Airways if another carrier is cheaper or more convenient.
BA has launched a new promotion, aimed at the leisure market, which will give you bonus Avios points for every flight you take this Autumn.
The net result is that you will almost – but not quite – be in the same earning position as you would have been before the devaluation.
You will earn 500 bonus Avios points for every return short-haul flight you take from September 1st to December 13th.
If you are flying to Spain, the Balearic Islands or the Canary Islands, you will receive 1,000 bonus Avios.
British Airways, Iberia and Iberia Express flights count as long as your journey starts in the UK. Domestic flights are included.
The snag is that you must book your flight by July 31st. This means that the offer will have limited value to the business market.
You must also pre-register or you will not receive the bonus. You can register via this link.
This isn’t the greatest offer I’ve ever seen, but it does mean that you will earn at least 750 Avios points for every return flight you take during the period.
Don’t forget to register by clicking here – it is best to do it now before you forget.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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.
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.
(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.)