Who are British Airways airline partners?
Which airlines let you earn Avios and sometimes British Airways Executive Club tier points when you fly with them?
You probably already know that British Airways is part of the oneworld alliance, a global airline alliance, that permits you to earn Avios and tier points on any oneworld flight. However, British Airways also has additional, non-oneworld partners where you have the opportunity to earn and redeem Avios and tier points.
Here is the full list:
Royal Air Maroc
British Airways non-alliance airline partners
Air Italy (ex Meridiana)
Iberia has some additional airline partners such as Avianca – take a look at iberia.com for details.
Weirdly, as it is in Star Alliance, you can also earn Avios via Aer Lingus AerClub when you fly to the US with United Airlines. This article explains how.
(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 30,000 Avios from Amex Gold or 60,000 Avios from Amex Platinum (September 2021 offer)
The sign-up bonus on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold converts to 30,000 Avios and the card is free for the first year. You can apply here.
30,000 points is a special offer which ends on 9th November 2021. Find out more here:
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 60,000 Avios. You can apply here.
60,000 points on The Platinum Card is a special offer which ends on 2nd November 2021. 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 should also look at the British Airways Accelerating Business card, because it currently has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up. You can apply here.
You can find out more about ALL UK credit cards which offer travel rewards in this article, updated monthly.