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British Airways to launch a partnership with Brazilian airline GOL?

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According to Brazilian newspaper Globo, British Airways and GOL have agreed a frequent flyer partnership.

The article states that it is only for frequent flyer redemption and not earning. This seems highly unlikely, so I suspect that what we will actually see is a full codeshare combined with frequent flyer earn and burn benefits.

This is a sensible move for British Airways. Since LATAM left the oneworld alliance earlier this year, British Airways lost some connectivity options in South America.

GOL has a 40% share of the domestic market in Brazil. It has hubs in both Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro which would allow connections to and from British Airways services.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (66)

  • Ian McDowall says:

    The £100 for 1500 avios appeared on my app but not on my wife’s. (separate account.)
    Which is a bit odd, except we’ve been using her card most of the time to achieve the 10k in a year. So maybe they think she doesn’t need it.

  • Martin says:

    Alas no offer on the blue card for me.

  • AndyS says:

    mine only appeared on the website, not the app. 500 for 500 x2. Free card.

    the T&C also say “excluding payment aggregators”. Is PayPal an aggregator, likewise apple or android pay?

    • Lady London says:

      paypal is
      plus things like izettle, if a retailer happens to use it

    • Robert says:

      I spent £100 at Master of Malt (using PayPal) and got an email immediately saying I had used by Amex offer… The payment is still pending, mind you… But I’m hoping the email suggests it worked?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      What difference would that make it’s valid for any spend. I reckon it’s just a hangover from whatever T&C’s they hurriedly copied.

  • James says:

    I’m assuming we can just buy an Amazon gift card…

  • Will says:

    I have BOTH the £100 spend to get 1500 Avios AND the £500 spend to get 500 Avios on my free BA Card..

  • Stan Mullery says:

    Saved the offer to my card this morning. Filled up with petrol, did a weekly shop and had spent £91.03.

    Just bought a book on Kindle at 2130 tonight that put me just over the £100 spend. 5 minutes later I get the confirmation from Amex that I had triggered the award.

    Extra 1500 Avios for what I was going to spend today (this week) already 😀

    It therefore confirms in my mind that it is a cumulative total that is required.

    • Stu N says:

      Agreed, I bought a few things today and the one that took me over £100 triggered the email. Pretty confident it is cumulative.

    • AJA says:

      I agree this spend £100 get 1,500 Avios is based on cumulative spending. I bought my niece some Nike trainers for Xmas via the BA shopping portal yesterday (got 4 Avios per £1 confirmed by email today too) and then today went to Waitrose. Got the “You just used your Avios offer” email when I got home. Individually spend on both was under £100 but combined spend was over.

  • IO says:

    OT. Has anyone receive any BA crockery etc yet? I have not heard anything.

    • Robert says:

      I got a nicely worded email to let me know they’re working hard to fulfil extremely high demand and that my order will be fulfilled. I placed it around 10 days ago.

      Has anyone else still got the Fenwick offer on AmEx card? Frustrating that I never get worthwhile offers on mine.

  • Kenneth Mactavish says:

    Would have been nice to receive the offer!

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