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News in brief:

5 Heathrow Rewards points per £1 with parking

Heathrow Rewards is running a special deal with Official Heathrow Parking for the next few weeks.

You will receive 5 Heathrow Rewards points for every £1 spent, compared to the usual 1 point per £1.  If you convert those to Avios, that works out at 5 Avios points per £1.

You need to book via the Official Heathrow Parking website and book by 22nd March, for parking completed by 23rd March.  The offer is not showing on the parking website but was emailed by Heathrow Rewards.

Heathrow Parking bonus partners with has announced a new partnership with budget airline  You will earn 3 Avios for every Rand 10 you spend with them.

This is not as bizarre as you might imagine.  There is a South African version of the programme and Kulula is owned by Comair, the British Airways franchise partner in SA.


Double bonuses on American’s Birmingham to New York route

Finally, there are two parallel bonuses running until 30th April to persuade you to try American’s Birmingham to New York route.

If you fly the route and credit the flight to British Airways Executive Club, you will receive:

6,000 Avios for a business class return

3,000 Avios for an economy class return

ALL cash booking classes count.  Full details and the link to register can be found here.

In addition, you will receive 50% bonus On Business points when you credit the flight to an On Business account.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

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

30,000 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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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 and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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 (9)

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  • Mikeact says:

    Even better if we could combine Avios SA one day.

    • Rob says:

      You can – or at least you could, I did it once via Combine My Avios into my BA account.

      • Marco says:

        Yes you can combine Avios SA with BAEC – your name and email address need to be the same on both accounts but you do not need to have the same domestic address on both accounts

  • Me says:

    Not really OT, but I’m very impressed by Kulula’s paintjob

  • Rob says:

    Thanks, have amended the article.

  • mark says:

    Talking of Comair, once the new airport has been finished on Ascension Island, it could be a nice little reward flight – fingers crossed for this..

    Currently only option is a £1k RAF flight to Ascension Island vs a <£500 flight to SA (in Y) and then £35ish (hoping for) to Saint Helena. The airport is due to get approval any day now and flights starting in April / May…

    May not be a place for everyone, but i am thinking 4 or 5 days to this hard to visit place, should be amazing…

    • harry says:

      please report back 🙂

    • signol says:

      I think you’ll be limited to 7 days, as the flights are once per week to start with? But certainly a must-visit location!

    • David says:

      I think you’re referring to the new airport on St Helena, ASI has been there for a quite a while now. But you’re right about the new add-on leg from St Helena to Ascension starting when St Helena’s airport opens.

      I was able to visit Ascension last year for a couple of days on the way to the Falkland Islands for business. I hired a car from the only hotel on the island, The Obsidian, and set off to explore. The beaches are great, Green Mountain was fascinating and the people (all 800 of them!) were very warm and friendly. The only other tourists seemed to be those who had come to try their hand at some of the best tuna fishing in the world.

      A fascinating little place, made all the more interesting by its isolation and various uses through history.

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