The British Airways ‘On Business’ programme has become an irrelevance for most small companies since it was devalued two years ago.
Cuts to the earning rate, the removal of non-VAT registered businesses from membership (which hit a lot of charities), the huge rise in Business Class redemption costs and the requirement to spend £30,000 per year to escape the basic membership tier meant many companies stopped focusing on it.
Two recent changes have been made which are a step in the right direction but don’t go anywhere near far enough:
You can now upgrade Iberia flights, as well as BA flights, using On Business points
You can now upgrade just one leg of a return ticket at the time of booking
Both of these new features require you to ring a British Airways call centre so the take-up is likely to be limited.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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