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New BA ‘bonus Avios’ offer – extra points on flights to 21 destinations

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British Airways, in conjunction with American Airlines and Iberia, has launched a new promotion offering bonus Avios points on flights to 21 destinations.

You must register for this promotion.  As it runs until 29th February, I strongly recommend that you register now as you are likely to forget.  The registration link is here.

Here are the destinations offering a bonus:

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North America: Boston, Calgary, Denver, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Philadelphia, Toronto, Vancouver

Africa and Middle East: Abuja, Amman, Bahrain, Beirut, Cape Town, Lagos

Europe and Asia: Baku, Bangkok, Beijing, Chengdu, Singapore

South America and Caribbean: Buenos Aires, Punta Cana

These are the bonuses you will earn:

First: 6,000 Avios return

Club World / Business: 4,000 Avios return

World Traveller Plus: 3,000 Avios return

World Traveller / Economy: 1,500 Avios return

Here is a summary of the rules:

You must book between 2nd November and 13th December – existing bookings do not count

You must fly between 2nd November and 29th February

Flights can be on BA, AA or Iberia as long as they are credited to your BA account

The bonus is only given on return flights

You can earn the bonus a maximum of four times

To be honest, I find this promotion a little half-hearted.  4,000 Avios may persuade someone to move a Club World flight across to oneworld but I would be surprised if First Class passengers are swayed by a 6,000 Avios sweetener.  Similarly, I doubt 1,500 Avios makes much difference either way to a World Traveller passenger.

You shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, though, so I recommend you click here and scroll down to the registration link just in case you do end up travelling to one of these places.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points 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 – 30,000 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

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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.)

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