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LAST CALL: Earn double Avios points on British Airways flights and at BA Holidays!

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It’s your last chance to book a flight to qualify for the British Airways ‘double Avios’ offer for the Summer and Autumn.

Tomorrow, 31st August, is your last day to book.  Conveniently, British Airways has just launched its September sale.

Earn double Avios on BA Holidays

This offer is also extended to BA Holidays if your BA account is registered in the UK or US.  Not only will you get double Avios on BA flights booked as part of a BA Holidays package, but the bonus Avios you earn for using BA Holidays are doubled to 2 Avios per £1.

The sign up page for the offer is here.  You MUST register before making any bookings.

How does the double Avios offer work?

The offer is simple on the face of it:

Registration is required via this page of ba.com 

The offer is open to all BAEC members globally for flight bookings

The offer is open to BAEC members in the UK and USA for BA Holidays bookings

You earn double base Avios, excluding cabin and status bonuses, on your next 10 qualifying BA flights (a return trip = 2 flights)

You must book your flights by tomorrow, 31st August

Existing bookings prior to registration do not count 

You must fly before 31st December 2020

The offer is also valid on American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair flights when travelling between Europe and North America on a BA flight numberDon’t be fooled by the statement at the top of the registration page that AA, Iberia and Finnair flights to North Ameria count – the terms and conditions say they do not, unless there is a BA flight number on your boarding pass.

British Airways flights booked as part of a BA Holidays package WILL count.  You also get an extra bonus for booking via BA Holiday which I discuss later on.

The offer is also valid on Comair-operated BA services in Southern Africa, although Comair is not currently flying.

Apart from the transatlantic exceptions above, no other BA codeshare or franchise flight will count.  You won’t get double Avios on, for example, a Bangkok Airways, Vistara, Aer Lingus, Qatar Airways or Vueling flight with a BA flight number.

Earn double Avios on British Airways flights

And an extra bonus when you book with BA Holidays

Regular readers of Head for Points will know that we are big fans of booking your flights via BA Holidays if you can, adding in a hotel or car rental.

The main reason for this is that a ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’ package is often cheaper than booking a flight on its own, especially in Club World.

There are two other good reasons to book with BA Holidays:

you only need to pay a deposit at the time of booking, with the balance only due a few weeks before travel

you receive an extra bonus of 1 Avios per £1 spent on top of the Avios you receive from your flights and from your credit card spend if you use a BA Amex

The only downside is that flights booked via BA Holidays do not qualify for On Business points in the BA small business loyalty programme.

During this promotion, you get two extra bonuses for booking via BA Holidays at ba.com or via the BA call centre:

your flights will earn double Avios, as long as they meet the definition of ‘qualifying flights’ and originate in the UK

the extra Avios you receive for booking with BA Holidays is doubled from 1 Avios per £1 to 2 Avios per £1

The same rules apply as with the main promotion – you must register before booking, you must book by 31st August and you must travel by 31st December 2020.

Don’t forget to register before you book

You can register for double Avios here.  Remember that you need to book by the end of Monday.

Comments (3)

  • Ian says:

    Thanks!

    Just booked a holiday with BA and I noticed that when I went into my Avis booking not only does it ask for two credit cards, it also wants two utility bills from the last 3 months! All ours are online! I did book an automatic car – so slightly larger etc.

    Any suggestions?

    Also should we have any benefits with Avis having an Amex Platinum card – looks like a bog standard Avis account?

    • ChrisC says:

      You can usually download utility bills, bank statements and credit card bills etc as PDFs which you can then save and print or save and upload.

  • Anna says:

    Which country is it for? I’ve never been asked for anything like that.