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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 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 (9)

  • 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.