Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

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:

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

British Airways 350 3

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 from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 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

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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 (33)