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Double Avios on flights to New York until 30 July

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British Airways has launched a new promotion to encourage you to fly with them to New York.

You will earn double base Avios points on flights in ANY class – no restrictions, even discounted economy – until 30th July 2016.

New York British Airways

The only snag is that you must book before 6th April and you MUST register via this webpage.

Only BA marketed and operated flights count so don’t book an AA codeshare.  The valid routes are Gatwick to JFK, Heathrow to JFK, London City to JFK and Heathrow to Newark.

You are allowed to earn the bonus twice during the promotional period.

You MUST register in advance, which can be done here on ba.com.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up 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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

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

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) 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 Visa card

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 (17)

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  • Leo says:

    Wonder if this works as part of an ex-EU?

    • Yan says:

      Terms and Conditions
      6) The Qualifying Flights for both the outbound and return parts of the journey must be booked, ticketed and purchased in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and must depart from and terminate upon return within the UK or Republic of Ireland, and all travel must be completed within the Travel Period.

      • Alan says:

        Although one reading of that would be the qualifying flights are LON-NYC-LON only and have to be UK ticketed, but it doesn’t preclude having other sectors before and after the qualifying flights…

        • Adrian says:

          I am also wondering that. Just registered for the promo and booked a flight starting in Dublin and flying, via LHR, to JFK. According to the rules this should qualify. However my return leg is JFK, via LHR, to BSL, which looks like it will not qualify.

          In Manage My Booking the Avios are only showing as the standard amount, and there are no double points added. So it looks like I will have to wait until after my flights to see if any bonus points are awarded.

          • Alan says:

            I wouldn’t base anything on MMB – it can quite often be wrong and I’d be very surprised if they changed the coding to include this promo. I think it’s just a case of registering and seeing what happens – that’s what I’m doing anyway! 😀

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