Double Avios on flights to New York until 30 July

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EDIT: BA has changed this promo overnight. The original closing date of March 2017 is now July 2016.

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.

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

New York British Airways

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

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  1. James Alexander says:

    BA site states offer end July 2016 !

  2. Mud Island Mlungu says:

    To be used by July 2016, not March 2017.

  3. Daniel says:

    The annoying thing is not for all flights booked prior to 6th April count – they have to be booked in the promotional period, so flights being flown but not booked in the right time won’t count. I’ve registered anyway on the off chance it doesn’t realise I booked a few months back!

    • Agreed (and I’ve done exactly the same) – sadly this is par for the course for BA promotions, they’re almost always only valid on bookings made after registering. Here’s hoping their dodgy IT works in our favour for once!

  4. The unformation on is misleading. On the homepage it clearly states 13 March 17 but when you actually follow the link it does say travel completed by 30 July 16.

    Also, when looking at the T&Cs it refers to double points for both cabin and BAEC status.

    8) Eligible Participants who book their journey on a Qualifying Flight within the Promotional Period AND complete travel within the Travel Period, will qualify for a double avios bonus based on cabin of travel and Executive Club Tier status. This is in addition to the Avios Points that would ordinarily be applicable to flights on the same route and class. This does not include any change to the number of Tier Points awarded.

  5. Fredo Frog says:

    Too bad, we are flying there with VS in UC. This offer would not tempt me to switch (except possibly to the LCY flights). VS offer private check-in and security, fantastic lounges, a better business cabin. That is what concerns them I guess.

  6. AndyGWP says:

    Well, I thought I was going to be the first to pop up and whinge about my wife’s planned MAN-LHR-JFK appearing to be excluded from this?! Victimisation of the regions etc…

    However LHR to JFK is excluded anyway! 😀 ah well

    • You’re not being victimized. The JFK/EWR legs would still count:

      7) For the avoidance of doubt, where an outbound or return itinerary includes a domestic connecting sector, then the domestic connecting sector would not be considered as a Qualifying Flight

  7. Already have two trips to NY booked within the travel period – have registered for this, but does anyone know if I’m likely to get the double points on trips already booked?

    • Surely the point of this sort of promotion is to get extra sales, not to give a reduction to people who have already bought?

      • What reduction?

        There are plenty of examples of companies awarding promotional points for already booked travel – Hilton immediately comes to mind

  8. Nothing to lose by registering, even if it’s unlikely to work for me.

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

    • 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.

      • 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.

          • 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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