British Airways has launched a very generous tweak to its ‘Part Pay With Avios’ proposition, for just four days.
Until Monday 22nd October, Executive Club Members can save £100 on a World Traveller flight for just 5,000 Avios.
This works out at an attractive 2p per Avios.
Full details are on this special page of ba.com.
Usually 14,500 Avios gives you £90 saving, which is just 0.62p per Avios. This is why we rarely recommend using ‘Part Pay With Avios’ for large discounts, although it is a better deal at lower levels.
Until 22nd October you will get £100 off a return flight with 5,000 Avios. This offer is valid on long haul return bookings departing from the UK for up to nine people on one booking – so a family of four would save £400 in total when using 20,000 Avios. The maximum discount per person is £100.
The snag is that the offer is only valid for long-haul Economy (World Traveller) bookings. It would have been good to see 2p per Avios for a large discount on a Club World or World Traveller Plus ticket, but if you are happy with World Traveller then this is a decent deal.
You must book by Monday 22nd October for travel between 19th October 2018 and 9th October 2019. Basically you can book as far out as the BA booking system will let you with no restrictions.
No registration is required. The offer will automatically show on ba.com when you reach the payment page as long as you are logged in.
PS. British Airways is also offering a 50% bonus when you buy Avios this weekend. The bonus applies to even the smallest purchase of 1,000 Avios. If you don’t have 5,000 Avios in your account and need to book a World Traveller flight, you will make a small saving by purchasing some Avios first. You will be paying close to 1p per Avios and getting 2p each for them. The page to buy Avios is here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.