British Airways has launched a new ‘double Avios’ offer for the Autumn.
This could prove lucrative but, as often with these offers, has the potential to backfire due to intriguing small print.
The sign up page for the offer is here. If you had trouble earlier, it is now working.
The offer is simple on the face of it:
You earn double base Avios (excluding cabin and status bonuses) on your next 10 BA flights
The offer runs until the end of 2018
It only applies to new bookings made after you register
Looking at the small print, the offer is also valid on American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair flights when travelling between Europe and North America on a BA flight number. Don’t be fooled by the comment at the top of the landing page that AA, Iberia and Finnair flights to North Ameria count – the terms and conditions say they do not, unless there is a BA flight number on your boarding pass.
The offer is also valid on Comair-operated BA services in Southern Africa.
However, apart from the exceptions above, no other BA codeshare or franchise flight will count. You won’t get double Avios on, for example, a Bangkok Airways, Qatar Airways, Vueling or Flybe flight with a BA flight number.
Here’s the snag though ….
You only get double Avios on your first 10 segments.
If you have a number of long-haul flights coming up before the end of the year, you don’t want to use up your 10 flight allowance too quickly. This means, bizarrely, you may want to consider moving some short-haul flights away from British Airways. This will preserve your 10 flight ‘double Avios’ allowance for long-haul flights which will be far more lucrative.
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