As a member of the oneworld alliance, you can earn Avios and British Airways Executive Club tier points when you fly with SriLankan Airlines. You can also redeem Avios for their flights.
A reader pointed out a quirk which is worth knowing if you have any SriLankan flights booked. Iberia Plus is often more generous than British Airways Executive Club for some flights on SriLankan.
This is how it breaks down by sub-booking class:
Economy Class (based on % of miles flown)
N – 25% on BA, 25% on Iberia
O – 25% on BA, 25% on Iberia
Q – 25% on BA, 25% on Iberia
R – 25% on BA, 50% on Iberia
S – 25% on BA, 50% on Iberia
L – 50% on BA, 50% on Iberia
V – 50% on BA, 50% on Iberia
W – 50% on BA, 70% on Iberia
M – 50% on BA, 70% on Iberia
E – 50% on BA, 70% on Iberia
K – 100% on BA, 70% on Iberia
Y – 100% on BA, 80% on Iberia
B – 100% on BA, 80% on Iberia
P – 100% on BA, 80% on Iberia
H – 100% on BA, 80% on Iberia
I – 100% on BA, 100% on Iberia
C – 125% on BA, 125% on Iberia
D – 125% on BA, 125% on Iberia
J – 125% on BA, 150% on Iberia
As you can see, some booking classes are the same in both schemes, some are better in Iberia Plus and some are better in BAEC. If Iberia is better, and you don’t care about losing the British Airways tier points, you should credit your flights to an Iberia Plus account instead of a British Airways one.
You can move the Avios across to British Airways afterwards using ‘Combine My Avios’ so they won’t be orphaned in Iberia Plus.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
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 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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