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ENDS TUESDAY: Get 2p per point when you book flights with ‘Part Pay With Avios’ for five days only

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British Airways has launched a generous tweak to its ‘Part Pay With Avios’ proposition, for just five days.

Until Tuesday 12th February, you can save £100 on a return World Traveller or World Traveller Plus flight when you redeem just 5,000 Avios during the booking process.

This works out at a very attractive 2p per Avios.

Full details are on this special page of ba.com.

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Whilst discounts vary by route, you would generally need to redeeem 14,500 Avios to save £90 on a British Airways long haul flight.  This is just 0.62p per Avios and is why we rarely recommend using ‘Part Pay With Avios’ for large discounts.

How does this deal work?

Until 12th February 2019 you will get £100 off a return long haul flight when you redeem 5,000 Avios.

This offer is valid on long haul return bookings departing from the UK for up to nine people on one booking.  The £100 discount is per person so a family of four would save £400 in total when redeeming 20,000 Avios. The maximum discount per person is £100.

The offer is only valid for long-haul Economy (World Traveller) and Premium Economy (World Traveller Plus) bookings.  It would have been good to see the offer extend to Club World tickets – a £100 discount would have not made a big difference either way on a £2,000+ ticket – but if you are happy with World Traveller or World Traveller Plus then this is a very decent deal.

You must book by midnight on Tuesday 12th February for travel between 8th February and 30th June 2019.  Flights to Abuja in Nigeria are excluded.  All flights must be on BA aircraft, including any connecting flights, with the exception of the flights that Air Belgium is operating on BA’s behalf (mainly to Dubai) which are fine.

You will earn the standard Avios and tier points for your flight.  It doesn’t make any difference if you use ‘Part Pay With Avios’ or pay entirely with cash.

No registration is required.  The offer will show automatically on ba.com when you reach the payment page as long as you are logged in and have at least 5,000 Avios in your account.

You can find out more about this ‘Part Pay With Avios’ offer on this special page of ba.com here.

We also wrote a full ‘Avios Redemption University’ guide to how ‘Part Pay With Avios’ works which is here.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2022)

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:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 long list of travel benefits 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 (105)

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  • Mark2 says:

    That is very off topic Julian, and repeating yourself.
    As has been pointed out many times before no-one makes you read this blog/

    • Julian says:

      The point is that chat and discussion is a very important part of what goes on at this website and at the moment it isn’t being properly structured or organised and that doesn’t seem to be to anyone’s advantage.

      • Shoestring says:

        Julian, on a scale of 1-10 where 10 is ‘extremely happy dealing with ambiguity’ and 1 is ‘very unhappy dealing with ambiguity’, be honest: where would you put yourself?

  • TripRep says:

    OT: I do hope Julian keeps posting his whining little tantrums, it provokes some excellent & entertaining wit from the respondents, well played folks.

    • Callum says:

      I’ve never tried to be rude to him, but as my post above alludes to, I have been wondering for ages whether it’s something he’s got any control over. In such case the taunting might be a bit unfair!

  • Snowflake says:

    O/T (On Topic)

    Leave wee Julian alone

  • journeying john says:

    BA drop prices to reflect declining service standards and reputation would be more accurate?

  • Krishna says:

    I just booked a 2 for 1 BA voucher flight a few days ago. Sacrificed 98000 Avios – can I ask to rebook and be some points back?

    • Rob says:

      No, this deal is only for cash tickets where you reduce the cost by £100 with Avios.

  • Ed says:

    Sort of OT, is the reward flight calculator wrong? Looking at a biz class one way redemption and taxes work out £20 more expensive at checkout when compared with the calculator: https://www.britishairways.com/travel/avios-calculator/execclub/_gf/en_uk

  • ta says:

    It seems there’s a £300 minimum which isn’t mentioned anywhere.

  • Robin N says:

    OT – has anyone had success in referring themselves for Amex cards?

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