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 (January 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(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.)