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
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 UK credit cards (December 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.