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What is the British Airways On Business points redemption chart?

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What is the British Airways On Business scheme redemption chart?  How many On Business points do you need to fly to a particular city?

It is surprisingly tricky to find out how many On Business points are required for a particular route.  There is no published reward chart.  The easiest way is to go to BA On Business page and search using the (slow) booking tool.  It is a bit of a drag.

This table should simplify the process.

British Airways On Business

What is On Business?

On Business is the other British Airways loyalty programme. Instead of rewarding flyers, it rewards your company when you travel.

The On Business programme is explained at this website.  It is fundamentally the same as Avios in structure. You earn On Business Points for every flight your company books. They can then be redeemed for flights or for upgrades.

You can collect both Avios and On Business Points on the same flight. You collect Avios as a flyer and On Business Points as a company.

Not already a member of On Business?

Our full review of On Business is here.

The sign-up page is here (click ‘Join On Business’ in the menu bar). A VAT number is required.  New members automatically qualify for a special sign-up bonus of triple points for your first six one-way flights within 12 months of joining.

If you say on your application form that you were referred by member OB10171896 then you receive 1,500 bonus On Business points after crediting your first flight.  (And so do I, so thank you.)

A few notes about the chart below

  • I have included some British Airways routes which are currently suspended, eg Abu Dhabi. You can still price these redemptions via the On Business website so I have included the data for if / when BA brings them back.
  • The final column compares the British Airways On Business redemption rate versus the normal Avios rate.  The ratio varies between 4.9 (good value, use On Business points) and 2.5 (poor value, use Avios instead). We will look at this in more detail in a second article tomorrow.

If you want to download this data, you can.  Click here to download the spreadsheet in Excel format.

British Airways On Business reward chart

The British Airways On Business redemption chart for Economy flights

DestinationAvios needed
(one-way,

off peak)
On Business
points
(one-way)
Ratio
Aberdeen4,7501,1004.3
Abu Dhabi13,0004,5002.9
Abuja10,0004,0002.5
Accra13,0004,0003.3
Algiers7,2501,9003.8
Alicante7,2501,6004.5
Almeria7,2501,9003.8
Amman10,0002,5004.0
Amsterdam4,7501,1004.3
Antigua16,2504,5003.6
Athens9,2502,0004.6
Atlanta16,2504,5003.6
Austin16,2505,0003.3
Bahrain13,0004,0003.3
Baltimore13,0004,5002.9
Bangkok19,5005,0003.9
Barbados16,2504,5003.6
Barcelona7,2501,6004.5
Bari7,2501,9003.8
Basel4,7501,1004.3
Beijing16,2505,0003.3
Belfast4,7501,1004.3
Bengalaru16,2505,0003.3
Bergerac4,7501,1004.3
Berlin4,7501,6003.0
Bermuda13,0004,5002.9
Bilbao4,7501,6003.0
Billund4,7501,1004.3
Bologna7,2501,6004.5
Bordeaux4,7501,1004.3
Boston13,0004,5002.9
Brindisi7,2501,9003.8
Brussels4,7501,1004.3
Bucharest9,2501,9004.9
Budapest7,2501,6004.5
Buenos Aires22,7505,5004.1
Cagliari7,2501,6004.5
Cairo10,0002,5004.0
Calgary16,2504,5003.6
Cancun16,2505,0003.3
Cape Town16,2505,0003.3
Catania9,2501,9004.9
Chambery4,7501,6003.0
Chania9,2502,0004.6
Chennai16,2505,0003.3
Chicago13,0004,5002.9
Cologne4,7501,1004.3
Copenhagen4,7501,6003.0
Corfu9,2501,9004.9
Dalaman9,2502,0004.6
Dallas16,2505,0003.3
Delhi16,2504,5003.6
Denver16,2505,0003.3
Doha13,0004,5002.9
Dubai13,0004,0003.3
Dublin4,7501,1004.3
Dubrovnik7,2501,9003.8
Durban16,2505,0003.3
Dusseldorf4,7501,1004.3
Edinburgh4,7501,1004.3
Faro7,2501,9003.8
Figari7,2501,6004.5
Florence7,2501,6004.5
Frankfurt4,7501,1004.3
Funchal9,2502,0004.6
Geneva4,7501,1004.3
Genoa4,7501,6003.0
Gibraltar7,2501,9003.8
Glasgow4,7501,1004.3
Gothenburg4,7501,6003.0
Gran Canaria9,2502,0004.6
Grand Cayman16,2505,0003.3
Grenada16,2504,5003.6
Hamburg4,7501,1004.3
Hannover4,7501,1004.3
Helsinki7,2501,9003.8
Heraklion9,2502,0004.6
Hong Kong19,5005,0003.9
Houston16,2505,0003.3
Hyderabad16,2505,0003.3
Ibiza7,2501,6004.5
Innsbruck4,7501,6003.0
Inverness4,7501,1004.3
Islamabad13,0004,5002.9
Istanbul9,2502,0004.6
Jeddah10,0004,0002.5
Jersey4,7501,1004.3
Johannesburg16,2505,0003.3
Kalamata9,2501,9004.9
Kefalonia9,2501,9004.9
Kingston16,2505,0003.3
Krakow7,2501,6004.5
Kuala Lumpur22,7505,5004.1
Kuwait10,0004,0002.5
Lagos13,0004,0003.3
Lanzarote9,2502,0004.6
Larnaca9,2502,0004.6
Las Vegas16,2505,0003.3
Lima19,5005,5003.5
Lisbon7,2501,6004.5
Los Angeles16,2505,0003.3
Luxembourg4,7501,1004.3
Lyon4,7501,1004.3
Madrid7,2501,6004.5
Mahe (Seychelles)16,2505,0003.3
Malaga7,2501,9003.8
Male16,2505,0003.3
Malta9,2501,9004.9
Manchester4,7501,1004.3
Marrakech9,2501,9004.9
Marseille4,7501,6003.0
Mauritius19,5005,5003.5
Menorca7,2501,6004.5
Mexico City16,2505,0003.3
Miami16,2504,5003.6
Milan4,7501,6003.0
Montreal13,0004,5002.9
Moscow9,2502,5003.7
Mumbai16,2504,5003.6
Munich4,7501,6003.0
Muscat13,0004,5002.9
Mykonos9,2502,0004.6
Nairobi16,2504,5003.6
Naples7,2501,8004.0
Nashville16,2504,5003.6
Nassau16,2504,5003.6
New Orleans16,2505,0003.3
New York13,0004,5002.9
Newcastle4,7501,1004.3
Nice4,7501,6003.0
Olbia7,2501,6004.5
Orlando16,2504,5003.6
Osaka19,5005,0003.9
Oslo7,2501,6004.5
Palermo7,2501,9003.8
Palma7,2501,6004.5
Paphos9,2502,0004.6
Paris4,7501,1004.3
Philadelphia13,0004,5002.9
Phoenix16,2505,0003.3
Pisa7,2501,6004.5
Pittsburgh13,0004,5002.9
Port of Spain16,2504,5003.6
Portland16,2505,0003.3
Porto7,2501,6004.5
Prague4,7501,6003.0
Pula7,2501,6004.5
Punta Cana16,2504,5003.6
Quimper4,7501,1004.3
Reykjavik9,2501,9004.9
Rhodes9,2502,0004.6
Rio De Janeiro19,5005,0003.9
Riyadh13,0004,0003.3
Rome7,2501,6004.5
Rotterdam4,7501,1004.3
Salzburg4,7501,6003.0
San Diego16,2505,0003.3
San Francisco16,2505,0003.3
San Jose (CA)16,2505,0003.3
San Jose (C’Rica)16,2505,0003.3
Santiago22,7505,5004.1
Santorini9,2502,0004.6
Sao Paulo19,5005,0003.9
Seattle16,2505,0003.3
Seoul19,5005,0003.9
Seville7,2501,6004.5
Shanghai19,5005,0003.9
Singapore22,7505,5004.1
Skiathos9,2501,9004.9
Sofia9,2501,9004.9
Split7,2501,6004.5
St Kitts16,2504,5003.6
St Lucia16,2504,5003.6
Stockholm7,2501,6004.5
Stuttgart4,7501,1004.3
Sydney32,5008,0004.1
Tampa16,2504,5003.6
Tel Aviv10,0002,5004.0
Teneriffe9,2502,0004.6
Thessaloniki9,2501,9004.9
Tirana9,2501,9004.9
Tobago16,2504,5003.6
Tokyo19,5005,0003.9
Toronto13,0004,5002.9
Toulouse4,7501,6003.0
Turin4,7501,6003.0
Turks and Caicos16,2504,5003.6
Valencia7,2501,6004.5
Vancouver16,2505,0003.3
Venice7,2501,6004.5
Verona7,2501,6004.5
Vienna7,2501,6004.5
Warsaw7,2501,6004.5
Washington13,0004,5002.9
Zagreb7,2501,6004.5
Zakynthos9,2501,9004.9
Zurich4,7501,1004.3

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 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 (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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 and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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 (9)

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  • The real Swiss Tony says:

    You may be looking at this in the follow up tomorrow, but short haul is also blighted by the absence of an RFS equivalent. I used up some close to expiry OB points to go to Scotland a few years back and the TFCs were eye-watering.

    • Rob says:

      Shouldn’t be too bad now. One way from LHR to Glasgow is £27 taxes and charges vs £17.50 RFS – just checked it. One way in the other direction is £26.

    • Alex Sm says:

      This is weird. My partner and I recently used OB points to go from LHR to Warsaw and Stockholm, so for the former “taxes” were £53 for a return, for the latter – £19 one-way. Peanuts!

  • HotinNewcastle says:

    My wife got the BA Accelerating Business Account really for the avios bonus, but i can see an on business number in the amex app, how does she log into the account? does she do forgotten password or have to apply/register separately and if so can we use your referral bonus?

    • Rob says:

      Go to ba.com/onbusiness

      Ensure you are logged out of BAEC first or it gets confused.

      As the account is open you can’t use the code.

  • Boi says:

    Booking last minute (as Plans frequently changed) flights from Nassau to Miami were expensive…..then I remembered I have on business points…..managed to get 3 tickets!

  • Mark Janes says:

    Worth downloading the Excel spreadsheet. A quick “auto filter” will present the chart in descending order of ratio, so you can easily see which destinations represent the best “On Business” value vs Avios.

  • ChrisC says:

    I read the title as “what is the point of BA on business”

    Which is probably the topic of another post altogether.

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