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Black Friday with BA: 5,000 bonus Avios with Avis and BA flight and holiday deals

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Like or not, today is Black Friday.  Be grateful that your inbox has not had as many deal emails as ours this week.

We have given over all three articles today to Black Friday offers.  If you can’t face it, don’t forget before you log out that you can book your ticket for the Head for Points Christmas Party at 10am today, with the 2nd batch of tickets on sale at 10am Saturday.  The booking links are in the article pinned to the HfP home page, or search the Eventbrite app for ‘Head for Points’.

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Here we go ….

5,000 bonus Avios with Avis

This is the most generous Avios-related Black Friday offer out there.

Avis has launched a great Black Friday bonus points offer.  If you book a car rental with Avis this Black Friday weekend, you will get 5,000 bonus Avios.

The small print is relatively short:

This offer is valid on bookings of rental car group C or above in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa

You must book by midnight on 27th November and the rental car has to be picked up between now and 23rd March 2018

Remember to include the BAEC number of the first named driver in your booking as it cannot be added or changed later.

The 5,000 bonus points are awarded in addition to the usual 3 Avios per £1, with a guaranteed minimum of 700 Avios for a 3-day booking.  This means that you will earn at least 5,700 Avios.  The maximum Avios you can receive during this promotion is 10,000.

Note that the offer is not valid on Prestige, Van or Chauffeur Drive rentals.  Your Avios will reach your account within 8 weeks

Full T&Cs can be found on the website.  Note that you must use the BA discount codes and no other – if you book at these will be applied automatically.

British Airways Black Friday offers

British Airways launched their Black Friday deals yesterday and the offer is running until midnight on Monday.

Included are some good return fares to the US in Club World like BA’s newest route Nashville from £1,445, Las Vegas from £1,475 and New Orleans from £1,675.  New York is just over £1,515.

Travel dates vary:

Travel in Club World or First Class from London Heathrow to Austin, Nashville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Jose (California) and Toronto is available for selected travel dates between 30 March 2018 and 28 November 2018

Travel in Club World or First Class from London Heathrow to Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Delhi and Johannesburg is available for selected travel dates between 1 December 2017 and 6 March 2018

Travel in Club World or First Class from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago, Nassau and Grand Cayman is available for selected travel dates between 25 December 2017 and 16 November 2018

Travel in Club Europe from London Heathrow to Malaga, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bilbao, Billund, Bologna, Brussels, Basel, Budapest, Paris, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Rome, Frankfurt, Gibraltar, Glasgow, Grenoble, Gothenburg, Geneva, Hanover, Hamburg, Istanbul, Kiev, Reykjavik, Krakow, Larnaca, St Petersburg, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Manchester, Marseille, Munich, Nice, Newcastle, Oslo, Bucharest, Palma Mallorca, Palermo, Prague, Pisa, Sofia, Stuttgart, Toulouse, Turin, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw and Zurich is available for selected outbound travel dates between 1 December 2018 and 11 March 2018

There are also deals in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus with different travel dates.  There is too much info to copy over so you should take a look at the Black Friday booking page is here.

Remember that BA Holidays may be even cheaper

BA Holidays has also some good deals on luxury holidays to selected destinations:

  • Save £50 on holidays to selected destinations with a minimum spend of £1,250 per booking.
  • Save £100 on holidays to selected destinations with a minimum spend of £2,500 per booking.

If you find a good flight-only deal, I strongly suggest that you also get a quote for the same flight as a BA Holidays ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’ package.  It may well be cheaper than just booking the flights on their own.

The BA Holidays home page is here.

British Airways BA Amex American Express

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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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 – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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 (46)

  • chris angrave says:

    I have just booked lhr – cape Town & return , Feb 2018. For some dates First Class was cheaper then business class! Result!

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