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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 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.

British Airways double Avios promotion

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 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 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

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 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 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.

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

30,000 points and unbeatable 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 10,500 Avios.

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

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 a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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 (72)

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  • Tim says:

    So I get the same message as most of you – “There was a problem with your request, please try again later.” Then if I go into manage my booking, my “rewards for this booking” are showing as double but my partner is showing as a standard reward. Log out and log in as my partner and it’s reversed with double Avios for my partner and standard for me. This is when I can actually get the bookings to show of course.

  • dave says:

    Same for me – “There was a problem with your request, please try again later.”

    • Dave says:

      Interestingly though my wife got an email with the offer asking her to register but I did not. I’m Silver she is Bronze.

  • DaveC says:

    Same for me – “There was a problem with your request, please try again later.”

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