British Airways has launched a double Avios promotion, valid for flights until the end of January 2023.
The offer covers both standalone flights and BA Holidays, and there are also additional Avios based on your BA Holidays spending.
You must register via this link to take part. All Executive Club members globally can take part.
How does the ‘double Avios’ promotion work?
It is a simple deal, but with a catch – existing bookings do NOT count.
This is how it works:
- you MUST register before you book via this link
- you must book your flights by 20th November
- you must fly by 31st January
- you will receive double base Avios on the first FOUR segments you fly (1 return flight = 2 segments), irrespective of the order of booking
- bonus Avios will be awarded within three days of your flight
In terms of qualifying flights, it must be:
- a British Airways operated flight, with a BA flight number, in any cabin (BA CityFlyer is included) or
- a flight operated by British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia or Finnair between Europe and North America, with a BA flight number
- a SUN-AIR of Scandinavia flight
No other codeshare, franchise or oneworld alliance flights count.
Flights booked as part of a BA Holidays package count.
There is an additional BA Holidays offer too
Regular HfP readers will know that you earn 1 Avios for every £1 spent at BA Holidays. This is totally separate to the Avios you earn from your flights.
During this promotion, you will receive 2 Avios for every £1 you spend at BA Holidays.
Your holiday must be booked under the same conditions as for the flight-only offer above. You will only receive double Avios if your BA Holidays flights qualify for double Avios under the terms above.
Your holiday must be booked directly via BA Holidays online or via the contact centre.
Oddly, this part of the offer does not show on the registration page. It is mentioned in the emails that have started to go out.
With just a 16 day booking window, it will be difficult to make much of this offer. However, if you do need to make a booking soon, it may be enough to swing you back towards British Airways if you had been leaning elsewhere.
Don’t forget to register here before booking.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2023)
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:
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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) 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.
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 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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.