As a follow up to my main story below on charging for food and drink on board, BA has now sent me some sample ‘pay with Avios’ prices:
Mature cheddar cheese ploughman’s – £3 or 375 Avios
Lightly salted hand cooked crisps – £1 or 125 Avios
Water – £1.80 or 225 Avios
Tea or coffee – £2.30 or 300 Avios
G&T (Anika, please note 🙂 ) – £6 or 750 Avios
Wine – £4.50 or 575 Avios
It could have been less generous, I suppose. At around 0.8p per point there are worse ways to spend your points (but obviously far better ways too).
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
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.)