500 – 1,000 bonus Avios with all short-haul BA flights this Autumn

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I get the feeling that British Airways is getting 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.

Avios bonus promotion

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!

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to see our latest articles on earning and spending your points and click here to see our list of current Avios promotions.)

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  1. OT Raffles – suggestion – could you do an article pls on BA food & get some input from readership? Cf

    Order your meal in advance

    9 June 2015

    When travelling on selected routes from London Heathrow in our World Traveller cabin (economy), you can now choose to pay for a wider choice of indulgent meals as an alternative to the complimentary in-flight meal. When travelling in First, Club World (business) or World Traveller Plus (premium economy) you have the option to make your meal selection in advance at no extra cost.


  2. Kingy says:

    Since the devaluation i haven’t used BA once. I fly mainly Economy from MAN into Europe/Nordics on business several times a month. Occasionally i get over to US west coast or Singapore/BKK (with the odd upgrade to Business)
    On reflection i wont miss BA one bit once i get my lounge access back with SA or ST, in fact the direct flights and the avoidance of Friday afternoon chaos at T5 LHR more than compensate.
    I even have the option of BHX which is served well by Lufthansa/Swiss and KLM.
    BA service was shocking and in particular the longhaul routes let them down. This was very apparent when i flew on SIA in April. I had forgotten just how much difference there was in the two carriers.
    Just so my BAEC account ticks over i’m leaving my Shell card points on auto top up until i decide how best to use the reaming 100k points i have left.

  3. Frankie McPolin says:

    I just booked 2 one way flights on BA.com from Gatwick to Bordeaux for 5th November. Hand Baggage Only. Price was £77. BA then wanted to charge £10 to use a credit card for the booking (didn’t it used to be £4.50?) and £10 per person for a seat reservation. I also booked 2 one way flights on easyJet from Bordeaux to Gatwick on 8th November. No hold luggage. Price was £55. £1.08 charge to use a credit card and £3.62 per person for a seat reservation. I would have booked easyJet both ways only the timings didn’t suit for the outbound.

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