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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Holiday Extras is no longer an Avios partner and has been replaced by ParkVia.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 UK credit cards (February 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (12)

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  • 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 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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