Last week I wrote an article on how you can earn Avios when flying with United Airlines, even though United is a member of Star Alliance.
This is because United has a partnership with Aer Lingus which pre-dates the purchase of Aer Lingus by BA’s owner IAG. You can fly with United, credit the Avios to an Aer Lingus AerClub account, and move them to British Airways Executive Club via ‘Combine My Avios’.
Nice plan. The teeny tiny snag was that, in the 18 months since AerClub launched, it had never managed to solve the IT problem of getting United Airlines to post.
Now they have. If you have ever credited a United flight to AerClub, check your Aer Lingus account. You will hopefully have a surprise package of Avios waiting for you.
Whether Avios will now credit on a timely basis for future United flights remains to be seen ….
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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