Do you earn bonus Avios as a British Airways Bronze, Silver or Gold member?
Today I want to look at whether you earn additional Avios points on your flights if you are a British Airways Executive Club status member with a Gold, Silver or Bronze card.
Bronze, Silver and Gold are the three elite tiers of British Airways Executive Club membership, and they all come with a range of benefits including Avios bonus earning rates. This article outlines the benefits of each BA Executive Club tier.
Avios are typically awarded depending on the length of your flight, the cabin you fly in and the flexibility of your ticket. For example, the lowest economy fare classes earn only 25% Avios of miles flown, whilst flexible economy tickets earn 100%. This increases with each cabin, up to a maximum of 300% when flying on a flexible First class ticket.
In addition, if you hold Bronze, Silver or Gold Executive Club status you will earn an additional Avios bonus as follows:
25% extra for Bronze members
50% extra for Silver members
100% extra for Gold and Gold Guest List members
If you are a Gold member and you are flying on a flexible ticket in First Class, you may find yourself earning 600% of miles flown (3 x base miles for First Class with a 100% Gold bonus!) On a flight from London to New York City that would equal just under 14,000 Avios. You can use British Airways’ Avios and tier point calculator to see the Avios and tier points you might earn for any route.
Note that this only applies to British Airways flights. If you are flying with a British Airways airline partner – either a oneworld alliance member or another partner – you should check this page of ba.com. Iberia gives an Avios tier bonus, Malaysia does not. American Airlines gives an Avios tier bonus, Qatar Airways does not. It pays to check.
(This article is part of our ‘BA Q&A’ series which explains how British Airways Executive Club works. You can see all of our ‘BA Q&A’ articles here. )
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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2022)
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. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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 10,000 Avios.
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.
There are also good bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These are available to sole traders as well as limited companies.
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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