British Airways has launched an interesting – and slightly risky! – promotion in association with its transatlantic partner American Airlines.
Between now and October 31st, you will receive 25% bonus Avios for any First Class or Club World / Business return flight between London and New York or Los Angeles.
Here is the catch though:
You must fly one direction on British Airways and the other direction on American Airlines.
The offer runs until October 30th.
The reason I said that this was a ‘risky’ promotion for British Airways is that the new American Airlines business class seat is generally agreed to be substantially superior to Club World.
You can see a picture of the new AA seat above (I thought it was the 777-200 but the comments below assure me it is the 777-300 variant). I haven’t flown it myself yet (hint, hint, AA!) but the feedback is excellent.
You receive full British Airways tier points and status bonuses whether you fly on BA or AA so mixing carriers is not an issue from that point of view.