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If you are opted in to British Airways Executive Club marketing emails, you will have received a very interesting offer in your inbox yesterday.

If you book a BA long haul flight for cash by midnight on Monday 27th June, you can ‘part pay with Avios’ and receive 2p per Avios in value.

Full details are on here.

Part pay with Avios offer

The offer is fairly flexible:

  • you can book for any travel date
  • you can book one-way or return flights
  • you can book in long haul Economy or Premium Economy (but not Business / First)

All flights must depart from the UK.

Can you pay for your entire flight with Avios?


Unlike Virgin Atlantic, which lets you ‘part pay with points’ up to the entire value of your booking, British Airways only lets you pay the base fare, excluding all taxes and charges, with Avios.

There are further limits as part of this deal.

For return cash flights, the only discounts available are (per person)

  • £5 off for 250 Avios
  • £18 off for 900 Avios
  • £32 off for 1,600 Avios
  • £56 off for 2,800 Avios
  • £80 off for 4,000 Avios
  • £100 off for 5,000 Avios
  • £150 off for 7,500 Avios
  • £210 off for 10,500 Avios

For one-way cash flights, these numbers are halved:

  • £5 off for 250 Avios
  • £9 off for 450 Avios
  • £16 off for 800 Avios
  • £28 off for 1,400 Avios
  • £40 off for 2,000 Avios
  • £50 off for 2,500 Avios
  • £75 off for 3,750 Avios
  • £105 off for 5,250 Avios

Each option gives you 2p per Avios, which is exceptionally generous. If you are making a BA booking this weekend, you’d be crazy not to take advantage of this offer up to the maximum number of Avios allowed.

Get a 2p per Avios discount on British Airways cash flights this weekend

Important: ‘Book With Confidence’ is over so you can’t redeem your full Avios balance for BA credit this time!

When this offer ran last year, British Airways was still running its ‘Book With Confidence’ campaign.

You could cash out your entire Avios balance for 2p per point in British Airways credit. All you had to book was book multiple BA flights, paying as much as you could with Avios, and then cancel them for a British Airways eVoucher.

This is no longer possible. ‘Book With Confidence’ was scrapped a few weeks ago for new bookings. All flights booked under this offer this weekend are non-refundable unless you pay the substantial premium for a flexible fare.


If you had been planning to book any long haul Economy or Premium Economy British Airways flights, this offer is a great opportunity to redeem some Avios for a discount at an exceptionally high rate.

Remember, however, that your bookings will be entirely non-refundable and that ‘Book With Confidence’ refunds no longer exist for new bookings.

You can find full details on this page of The offer runs until midnight on Monday.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 2024)

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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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

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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

Huge 30,000 points bonus until 12th May 2024 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

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.

Comments (50)

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  • Nate1309 says:

    Found this a very decent offer tbh. 50k Avios for £1k discount on LGW-TPA which were already pretty cheap flights for the 2 weeks I am going next year. WT out, WT+ back for £425ish after avios discount.
    I had considered cashing out my COT points for amazon voucher and got double the value and no tax to contend with.

    • Robert says:

      That sounds like the same kind of maths, if this promo gives £210 for 10,000 Avios, but it didn’t give me any options to extrapolate it higher. Not sure how you’ve managed to get that but well done.

  • Alex W says:

    Anyone else having trouble booking online? I’m trying to book tickets to Boston (WT out, WTP back, with intention to UUA the return leg after booking). I am almost completing the payment then the BA website keeps saying Sorry something went wrong. I have tried several times, and with a different card. Annoyingly, household account details are not showing so I have to manually type in passenger details every time. What am I doing wrong??

    I’m now on the phone to BA and the agent does not understand Part Pay With Avios. He is trying to sell me either a cash ticket (with no Avios discount) or redemption seats. 😣

    • Alex W says:

      You couldn’t make this up. Agent finally manages to get the £210 discounts. Final price seems too cheap so I ask him to confirm travel classes etc. He confirms everything is correct. The ticket is issued hooray! Anything else I can help with? Yes please, can I upgrade the return leg to Club World? OK please hold. Agent hangs up.
      He’s realised he’s messed up because both legs have been booked in economy. And he’s hung up.
      2 hours on the phone and I am now in a worse position than I was when I started! 1st world problems and all that, but I just don’t need an overnight flight in economy with 2 kids.

      • Alex W says:

        Finally got it sorted after 4 hours trying to call BA. Upgrade fee from WTP to CW was £230 per person per leg which was a lot higher than I was expecting! By comparison the difference in fees & taxes for a pure redemption was £155.

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