British Airways and London taxi app Hailo have brought back their generous Avios offer for anyone who has not used the service before.
You will earn 1,000 Avios when you download the Hailo app (from the Apple or Google Play stores) and take your first trip before 31st July.
The journey can be as short as you like.
You must have added your BAEC number into your Hailo profile for this offer to kick in.
Note that you must be physically in London for the app to give you the option of adding your BAEC number.
It does not say that this offer cannot be combined with any Hailo promotional codes – although I’m not sure if there are any out there at the moment.
Going forward, you will earn Avios on all of your Hailo trips at the rate of 1 Avios per £1 spent. The company used to offer a flat 100 Avios if your ride takes you to any London airport but I can no longer find any references to that.
Full details can be found on this page of ba.com – scroll down to the Hailo deal.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.