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Earn Avios with ParkVia, the new British Airways parking partner

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British Airways has a brand new parking partner to help you earn Avios – ParkVia.

You can learn about ParkVia on its special British Airways website here.

Holiday Extras is no longer an Avios partner and has been replaced by ParkVia.

ParkVia British Airways Avios offer

What is new with the ParkVia partnership is that it is NOT just UK only.  As well as allowing you to book parking at 19 UK airports, it also covers much of Europe, Canada and the USA.  If you find yourself needing to prebook airport parking in, say, Hamburg, it can be done very easily.

You will earn 5 Avios per £1 spent on parking.

PS.  If you are looking for great airport parking offers, don’t forget these other HfP articles:

How to use JustPark to park cheaply at local businesses or on private drives near airports

How to get a good deal at Heathrow Terminal 5 via the NCP car park at the Hilton Terminal 5

Special offer link to save 10% on Official Gatwick Parking

How to stay and park at the Thistle Hotel at Heathrow and take the driverless pods to Terminal 5


how to earn avios from credit cards

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:

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 (12)

  • Anna says:

    Slightly OT – I have a number of bookings with Holiday Extras for next years, presumably I will still get the avios?!

    • Tilly says:

      I have the same question. Currently parked in LHR T5 long stay via good to go booked through BA holiday extras whist we’re in the Seychelles. Do I still get the points? Also have another car parking booked in the next few months.

      • Rob says:

        Yes you will. There was a notice on the ba.com parking page last week but by the time I came to write this article it had gone.

  • Mark2 says:

    In May we booked Purple Parking through BAEC/Holiday Extras but the Avios have not been received.
    It does not seem to fit the online Missing Avios procedure. Has anyone managed for this to claim please?

    • Anna says:

      When did you travel? Travel-related bookings can take quite a bit longer to post, airport parking may fall into this category.

      You should be able to use the on line form to query it though, if youomet the Ts & Cs.

  • Liz says:

    I still use Harry’s old trick of getting a quote for airport parking with Holiday extras via the MSE site for a bigger discount and combining it with the site not to be named. Works every time for a better cash price and cash back – also works when booking presale tickets for Ticketmaster.

    • Matt says:

      How do you do the trick?

      • Shoestring says:

        Go all the way to payments stage on the MSE link then copy address, * drop it into your other portal (opened to Holiday Extras), same browser

  • r* says:

    Justpark has become useless since they changed the page. It used to show all options near an airport and would let you filter by car parks rather than driveways. Then they made the site look like a phone interface, took away the filter and now only show options in a tiny area of the map. At the same time novotel stanstead vanished as well as some other hotel paking options. Used to use them a lot, now havent used them once since the revamp.

  • Andrew says:

    That’s odd…

    Clicking through from the BA Website, gives a different selection (five) of parking than going direct to the Parkcoud website (Eight).

    In particular for exactly the same times, it offers Good to Go P&R at T2&3 for £54.99 on the direct site, but not on the BA site where the cheapest G2G parking is £84.99 for meet ‘n greet.

  • Charlie says:

    I’ve used Parkcloud. Absolutely terrible service. The system booked the car in at the flight time, with no option to arrive before the actual flight time. Spoke to customer service who said it was impossible to change it. I had to speak directly to MBW who were happy to change. They are just booking agents for MBW/Purple parking etc anyway. I also called BA who denied all knowledge and responsibility and said it was nothing to do with them I won’t use again.

  • TigerTanaka says:

    Paid £41.99 for 2 nights/3 days parking at Glasgow Airport a couple of weeks ago, parking worked fine despite the long stay being quite a hike from the terminal. Total 215 avios (5 avios per £1).

    Over the weekend I had 41 avios posted to my BAEC account. Emailed to complain today and was told that they post the avios 28 days after departure.

    Clear that they didn’t read my email properly as why would then send 41 avios now and the balance of 174 in another 2 weeks time?

    Not that impressed, parking generates a good few thousand avios a year for me.

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