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British Airways is sending out a special gift to Executive Club members who have ‘flown it to the moon and back’.

Some members who have flown more than 477,710 miles on British Airways over the lifetime of their Executive Club account are being sent this celebration box of cheeses.

British Airways fly me to the moon and back

It is all part of BA’s 100th birthday celebrations.  Just in case you thought that BA was simply doing this as a PR gesture, this has not been publicised at all and I only know about because a reader sent me a copy of the letter he received.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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 famous annual 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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (99)

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  • RussellH says:

    OT: Moving Avios between plans.

    The usual recommendation here, in the event of problems, has always been to move to an a/c first, then on to BA or IB.

    I never had problems moving between BA and IB in either direction, and still do not. Before the avios travel programme closed, I had no difficulty moving avios from to BA.

    But now my e-mail address has changed itself to the one I have for aerClub, which is ie@mydomain. This DOES ‘match’ with ib@mydomain, but no longer with ba@mydomain. ib@ and ba@ do still ‘match’.
    This is odd! Anyone else had problems following the closure of the avios travel programme?

    [Obviously I can move avios from BA to IE if necessary via IB].

    • Alex Sm says:

      I can’t login to at all – it says that my number is “used by another programme” and email simply doesn’t work though it’s the same across the board. has always been a VERY STRANGE website

      • Mikeact says:

        I’ve never had a problem at all as far as I can remember. I left 1 Avios in it some time back to keep it live for as long as possible, and fortuitously I’m glad I did, as today I needed to move just about 200 k from Iberia to Avios to BA……no problem at all.

  • Pid says:

    OT. does anyone have experience of the spire amb benefits when staying at the IC Park Lane on a free night cert. Can only find reference to stays lasts year prior to the new benefits being introduced.


    • Mr Dee says:

      I think the basic rooms are small and I wouldn’t expect anything above the minimum on a free night stay although someone did claim to get upgraded to suite on a points redemption.

  • Waddle says:

    OT Platinum:
    I understand with the personal Plat you can get a supplementary Plat and also an Additional Card in your own name for free plus the combination of four Green or Gold cards. The Biz Plat says one supplementary Plat for someone and then 98 Gold supps. Anyone know if the Additional Card feature is available for Biz Plat? Neither descriptions for the personal and biz on the Amex website mention this but the welcome pack for the personal does, wondering if the biz version does as well?

  • Benylin says:

    OT: best use of nectar points?

  • Keith says:

    Very OT:

    Does anyone know what the flight redemption is that Emirates offers for 15,000 miles?


  • Keith says:


  • Russ says:

    Talking of points *cough pending OT* Loyalty lobby have just tweeted that Iberia are running a 50% purchase lift for avios. Seems like a good deal for those that can make it work. Is it worth waiting for a better offer or is this as good as it usually gets anyone know?

    • Stu N says:

      You’re looking at paying 1.1-1.2p per Avios but it’s a low hassle route to it. IMO if you have a specific redemption in mind then well worth considering, otherwise I would pass.

      • Russ says:

        Thanks Stu. Yes worth it for me to buy when cheap as can always use them.

  • BS says:

    The amazon Amex membership rewards discount code seems to be working


    Min spend £40, needs to be part paid with MR points. Works if used the previous code.

    • Kai says:

      Just used it (again), thank you!

    • rams1981 says:

      Thanks. Just worked for me

    • Mr Dee says:

      Thanks worth noting Amazon shipped items only no third party good including Fulfilled by Amazon sellers

      • Shoestring says:

        Worked great – £25 off £40 for some cheap cat food 🙂

        And yes – I used all the codes before 🙂

        • Shoestring says:

          and again on another a/c – free £25 cat food – damn black cat 🙂

        • Shoestring says:

          and again – more cat food 🙂

          £25 off again

        • Lady London says:

          Your cat must feel really used by now Shoestring.

        • Shoestring says:

          ha ha! another £25 off! 🙂

          more cat food plus something I needed lol 🙂

          £100 off thanks to Amex Gold card

          I can’t do the other 2 a/cs just yet as am abroad and it’s a bit tricky, you don’t need the detail

        • Shoestring says:

          @Lady London – well I lost out on a vote of 4 to 1 – so damn black cat we got – doesn’t mean I like it or have to pay more for its damn black cat food than strictly necessary 🙂

        • Shoestring says:

          that’s £100 of the Gold card fee paid, with another £50 to come with any luck – which is £10 more than £140 by my reckoning 🙂

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