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 get 20,000 Avios from Amex Gold, or 30,000 Avios from Amex Platinum (June 2021 offer)
The sign-up bonus on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold converts to 20,000 Avios and the card is free for the first year.
You don’t qualify for the Amex Gold bonus if you have a British Airways American Express card. You DO qualify for the bonus on The Platinum Card, which converts into 30,000 Avios – find out more here:
If you have your own small business, the best way of earning Avios is via the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa. It has a sign-up bonus which converts to 10,000 Avios:
You can find out more about ALL UK credit cards which offer travel rewards in this article, updated monthly.