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2,000 free Avios for Christmas British Airways travel posting – check your account

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Just a quick note to say that the 2,000 bonus Avios for booking Christmas travel on British Airways have posted overnight.

You may want to take a look at your account and see what is there.  They are marked as ‘Special Promotion’.

BA will be emailing members today.

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Here are the criteria:

2000 Bonus Avios will be automatically awarded to all Executive Club Members booked to travel with British Airways over the period 22 December – 27 December 2017 as at 14 Dec. 2000 Bonus Avios can be used to pay for food and drinks from our M&S on board menu in our Euro Traveller cabin to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Please be sure to download the BA app, or update your app to the latest version before you fly. The Avios credited to your account can also be used towards for a range of rewards including upgrades, reward flights and money off flights. Standard Avios Expiration rules apply

Weirdly my wife has them, despite having no travel booked.  I did book an Avios flight from her account for her parents, however, so that must have caused it. The parents did not receive anything.

You WILL still get the bonus if you have not yet booked a Christmas flight but will be doing so.  BA will do another sweep later on.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 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 – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also 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

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 (75)

  • CV3V says:

    2000 avios posted, only BA flight i have is a 2-4-1 booking next week.

  • Idrive says:

    Morning! Just got it and i have two rewards booked

  • IndiaCharlie says:

    Both Mrs and I have received them overnight. We’re on bacf 27/12 booked a while ago.

  • Ian says:

    I’ve had 2000 points post. “Special Promotion – Christmas Gift from BA”

    I flew from Warsaw to Heathrow on Tuesday as a redemption booking. I’ve got another redemption booking next week.

  • Helen says:

    Will be very interested in seeing the criteria for this bonus as we flew on 10th & 12th Dec (don’t ask about the flight on the 10th) and neither of us have received a bonus.

    • Graham says:

      T&Cs are here:

      2000 Bonus Avios will be automatically awarded to all Executive Club Members booked to travel with British Airways over the period 22 December – 27 December 2017 as at 14 Dec. 2000 Bonus Avios can be used to pay for food and drinks from our M&S on board menu in our Euro Traveller cabin to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Please be sure to download the BA app, or update your app to the latest version before you fly. The Avios credited to your account can also be used towards for a range of rewards including upgrades, reward flights and money off flights. Standard Avios Expiration rules apply

  • Lev441 says:

    Was wondering when this would be announced. Does anyone know if it includes reward flights?

  • Hostime says:

    I flew BA on 13 December (and on 7 December) and have not received anything. I have a flight booked for the 17th as well. I wonder what the criteria is? It’s only 2,000 avios but I am sad not to receive them if others have….

  • Oli says:

    BA bookings on 6/8/10/11/22/26/29 Dec and got it (once)

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