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Last week, British Airways American Express cardholders were sent unique promotional codes offering them £25 off a British Airways short haul flight.

The codes were unique to each individual.  They need to be used by Monday evening and my wife and I, for two, will not be using ours.

What I thought we could do is give away our codes if we don’t need them so that other HFP readers can benefit – albeit that most readers in the UK will have a BA Amex and will have received a code anyway.  You could possibly use a 2nd one though ….

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This is what to do:

To give away a code:

If you have a £25 code that you will not be using, add a comment to the bottom of this article with the code in it.  Do not hit ‘reply’ to another comment and stack it under an existing one.  Fill in the comment box at the bottom of the page.

To use a code from someone else:

If you want to use a code, make your booking on ba.com and then add a comment IMMEDIATELY BELOW the code you have used to say that it no longer works.  This means that nobody else will use it.

Before you try to use a code, remember that your flight must meet the following conditions:

You must via this this linkwww.ba.com/flights

You must book a return flight

You must spend over £100

You must travel between 1st December and 30th April

The code is valid for Euro Traveller or Club Europe – domestic flights are NOT included

The code is valid from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City only

‘Flight and Hotel’ or ‘Flight and Car’ packages are excluded

You must book by midnight on Monday 7th December

The rules say that you must pay with a British Airways American Express card but, in reality, that is not necessary.

Our two codes are listed below to get the ball rolling.   If you are reading this via email, you will need to click through to the site to see the codes.


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.)

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