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1,500 bonus Avios with any British Airways economy flight booked by Tuesday

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In any effort to perk up bookings in its current sale, British Airways is offering an extra carrot if you make a booking before next Tuesday 15th.

Book any economy return flight – domestic, short or long haul – before Tuesday and you will receive 1,500 bonus Avios when you fly.

British Airways BA A380 flying

Here is the small print:

You MUST register in advance via this page on

You must fly between 1st October to 22nd October 2015 or 1st November to 13th December 2015

You must fly on “a published or corporate negotiated net fare return flight travelling in Euro Traveller, Domestic, World Traveller or World Traveller Plus (British Airways), Economy (Iberia and Iberia Express) and Main Cabin or Main Cabin Extra (American Airlines). Flight must depart and return to an airport in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland, on a British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia or Iberia Express operated service.”

You can receive the bonus for a maximum of four flights

If you were planning to make a booking in the sale, this is not a bad deal.  If you value an Avios point at 1p you are effectively getting at £15 discount on a cheap European trip.

To get your bonus, you MUST go to this page on and click ‘Activate Offer’ before you book.

British Airways BA Amex American Express

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

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 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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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 (42)

  • Norman says:

    Is it possible to combine this bonus with a birthday bonus?

    • Rob says:

      Guess so but not certain …

    • Nick says:

      What’s a birthday bonus?

      • Rob says:

        An email you get 2 months before your birthday, some years, offering big discounts on any redemption you book for your birthday month. I did an article once I think.

        • rich says:

          Mine offered me a big bonus of avios for booking a cash ticket. It was different amounts of avios for different classes. From memory I got 30k for booking a return club world ticket to dubai

  • BlackberryAddict says:

    Iberia has launched a very similar promotion – 1500 Avios for registration and purchase by 17 September.

  • Joe says:

    I’m still quite new to this, so apologies if this is a stupid question!

    Is this 1,500 bonus avoid per seat, (i.e. myself and my partner get 1,500 in each of our BAEC accounts) or per booking?


  • idrive says:

    I love this Iberia 1500 bonus! Over the year I managed to get 000s avios out of the blue!

  • Norman says:

    Hi. I just booked a return flight but the extra 1500 avios are not showing when I ‘manage my booking’. Is it normal for bonus avios to be credited later?

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