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Get double Avios on British Airways flights to Berlin and Hamburg

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If you need to head over to Germany on business over the next few weeks, you may want to switch from Heathrow to the British Airways services from London City.

You will earn double Avios on BA services from London City to Berlin or Hamburg.

You must book by 31st May but can travel at any point until 31st August.

British Airways Embraer 190 London City

You MUST register in advance via this link.

The following booking classes count:

Club Europe – J, C, D, R

Euro Traveller – Y, B, H, K, M

Note that the cheapest non-refundable tickets are not included.  This promotion is unlikely to have much value to the leisure traveller.  This seems a bit tight, to be honest, given that we would only talking about doubling 125 Avios to 250 Avios in Euro Traveller.

If you click on the flight number shown on during the booking process, the booking class will be shown.

You must be a British Airways Executive Club member based in the UK, Ireland or Germany to take part.  Your ticket must also be issued in these countries – this could be a problem if your employer uses an offshore corporate travel management group.  I know of previous promotions where people lost bonuses because their tickets had unknowingly been issued in India.

Don’t forget to register here if you are interested.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)

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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.

Comments (13)

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  • James says:

    I contacted BA via twitter and explained that there were other people with the same issue (sent them a link to this page). Their answer:

    I’ll pass your feedback to our Web Support team, James. I’ve also spoken to the Executive Club team, who are aware of the website issue and advised you to call them once you’ve completed your flights so they can credit your account. A note has been added to your account. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

  • startupflyer says:

    Unsuccessful here as well, which is fine, my business just went to another airline, which is almost always the case these days when I look at BA.

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