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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

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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)

  • 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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