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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)

  • Tina says:

    Received an email from BA: they have been credited to my avios booking ????

  • Ant says:

    flying out on 21 and back on 28 🙁

  • Lady London says:

    I have a flight on 22nd December. Could have to cancel it for work.

    Wonder if they’ll claw the Avios back?

  • Tom says:

    Fly back from NYC on the 24th, and then up to Manchester on the 25th, got 2k in my account, wonder if they might double up for two bookings (they separate booking refs).

  • Monika says:

    Flying one person on 21 December but coming back 2 people on 26 – flights from Berlin. Got 2000 Avios – nice surprise BA! Flights booked with Avios for Club Europe.

  • vand says:

    Received 🙂

  • YB says:

    Nothing yet in my account. Booked on flights out on 24th and back on 31st. Do you get it if only one of your flights is in the range?

  • ChrisC says:

    Slightly O/T but the avios from the double miles promo post with the same title (and ar same time as the normal TP/avios posting)

    “Special Promotion – double avios winter 2017”

    • Brandon Potter says:

      I got the same.. Eg double avios but not 2000 bonus avios, only flew one way though..

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