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.
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 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.