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Double Avios on long-haul flights until 31st July – registration required, fails for some

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British Airways has launched a ‘double Avios’ promotion covering both BA and American Airlines this Spring.

It is a decent deal and may even work for some leisure travellers as well as business travellers if they can pick up a bargain in the current BA sale:

you receive double Avios when you complete two long-haul return flights on BA or AA by 31st July (the list of qualifying routes is below)

you MUST register via this page at ba.com to take part – you cannot join as a new member in order to participate, oddly

flights must start in the UK or Ireland (ex-Europe bookings do not qualify)

your must have BOOKED your flight on or after 22nd April

you can fly in any cabin on any regular ticket type

you will receive the bonus on your first FOUR return trips

Registration is here.

British Airways double Avios promotion

Here are the participating routes:

British Airways to: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York JFK, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Tampa, Washington, Cancun, Mexico City, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Antigua, Bahamas (Nassau), Barbados, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Punta Cana, Granada, Kingston, Port of Spain, Providenciales, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Tobago, Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Luanda, Cairo, Accra, Nairobi, Abuja, Lagos, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Maldives, Bahrain, Tehran, Amman, Kuwait, Beirut, Oman, Doha, Jeddah, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Baku, Bangalore, Chennai/Madras, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Sydney, Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Seoul, Bangkok, Moscow

American Airlines to: Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York JFK, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Raleigh Durham

There is no reason not to sign up for this if you think there is a chance that you might complete two long-haul trips before the end of July.  It makes sense to register now just in case rather than forget about it – 31st July is a long way ahead.

The registration page on ba.com is here.  However, some people are having problems signing up.  My wife got the bizarre message:

Thank you, Mrs Raffles, you are now registered for this offer.  

Your registration has been unsuccessful, unfortunately you are not eligible for this offer.

Who knows if she is registered or not?!

I got this:

Thank you, Mr Raffles, you are now registered for this offer.

As you can see from the terms and conditions on the linked site, this offer is NOT targetted.  As long as your BAEC account is based in the UK or Ireland, you should be OK – contact BA with a screenshot of the rejection page if you have problems.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 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 (42)

  • Billy Buzzjet says:

    Yes. Worked for me . However, I’ve noticed over the last couple of days the BA site has been very buggy ! Lots of errors , un-returned flight searches, problems booking reward flights etc. Thought it was my MAC but not so sure now……

    • Stu R says:

      I have noticed the BA site is very buggy too: also using a Mac, for some reason my 1Password app doesn’t want to log me on, the BA site keeps asking if I’m trying to log on to a business account but if I enter the details manually, it works fine …. then I get the same problem with unreturned flight searches etc.

      BA really are a shower of **** at the moment, emails to their customer care take 10 weeks for a response; hardly the behaviour one would expect of a supposedly premium brand!

    • harry says:

      BA’s IT has had massive problems the last couple of days, widely reported on FT. I couldn’t get into MMB on Monday but it was OK yesterday. BA warn of possible delays due to ‘high usage’! 🙂

    • Daniel says:

      BA Website currently only works properly under new IE for me, any new releases of Chrome/Safari are causing me problems.

  • Chris A says:

    Ineligible. 🙁

    I got the same error message as your wife. I wonder if it’s because I declined the survey pop up request?

    Will try on anothe browser.

  • David G says:

    Got the same message as your wife.

    Suspect it is because I originally joined the BA EC in the US and therefore have a memb number beginning 9000 and then moved to Ireland and transferred everything (that was painful as the points were on a different scale then!).

    Anyone know a BA EC email address that I can write to?

  • Alex W says:

    I just came back from New York and got double Avios from the last similar offer. Confirmed it was double base Avios and double tier bonus. Ker-ching!

  • Boi says:

    Do you need 2 flights or can 1 still attract double?

  • Polly says:

    Wonder how we can register on the AA website. My OH has a RDU flight coming up and would get the double miles. Or do we just credit the miles to BA and get double that way?

  • Tony says:

    UK based and received “Your registration has been unsuccessful, unfortunately you are not eligible for this offer.”

  • Jason says:

    The error was, in my case, because we both are linked in a household account. So one of us got the right message, and the other got the same confusing yeah but no but yeah error. Probably there’s an issue with household accounts?

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