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 (October 2021)
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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
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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