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Can I earn Avios from Heathrow Express?

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This articles shows you how you can earn Avios points on Heathrow Express train tickets.

Heathrow Express is a fast 15-minute train service from Paddington Station in Central London to Heathrow Airport.  It is the most convenient, yet also expensive, public transport option for connecting into central London. In this article we’ll look at how you can maximise your Avios with a Heathrow Express booking.

Can I earn Avios on Heathrow Express?

There are two ways to earn Avios by taking Heathrow Express.

The first is to collect ‘Heathrow Rewards’ points on online bookings. This is a rewards currency offered by various Heathrow services, including duty-free shopping, and can be easily transferred into Avios (or many other frequent-flyer currencies). You earn 1 point per £1 spent and these transfer 1:1 into Avios.  This article explains more about Heathrow Rewards.

The second is to take advantage of a special Heathrow Rewards / Avios deal

To take advantage of the Avios offer, you need to book your ticket in advance via this special Avios / Heathrow Rewards link.

The promotion is significantly more generous than earning Heathrow Rewards points and converting them to Avios, as you earn 10 Avios per £1 spent.  There is only one snag – you cannot use other promotional codes or book (cheaper) Advance Purchase tickets via this route.

If you are booking an Advance Purchase ticket or taking advantage of a package deal such as Duo Saver for a couple travelling together, the only reward you can claim is Heathrow Rewards points.

When choosing your means of travel from Heathrow to London you should consider what fits best for you. This article (click) outlines the various ways you can save money on Heathrow Express – including some non-Avios promotions – which may save you more money than the Avios collected.

(This article is part of our ‘BA Q&A’ series which explains how British Airways Executive Club works.  You can see all of our ‘BA Q&A’ articles here. )

(Head for Points is the UK’s biggest frequent flyer website with 1.5 million monthly page views.  Want to learn more about earning and spending Avios?  Click here to read our latest news storiesclick here to join our email list and click here to read our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  Read this article to learn how you can get 10,000 FREE Avios by signing up for the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card.)

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