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Get triple Avios at BA Holidays when you pay with a British Airways Premium Plus Amex card

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BA Holidays has launched a special deal for holders of the British Airways Premium Plus American Express credit card.

If you book by 7th March, you will receive triple Avios from BA Holidays – that’s 3 Avios per £1 spent.

Full details are on the BA Holidays website here.

This is ON TOP of the 3 Avios per £1 that you would for paying with your British Airways Premium Plus American Express card.

This means, in total, you’re getting 6 Avios per £1 spent at BA Holidays.

For clarity ….. whilst you need to pay with a BAPP card to receive the bonus Avios, the bonus Avios do NOT come via your American Express statement. They will come from BA Holidays after your trip, with the usual 1 Avios per £1 spent tripled to 3 Avios per £1 spent.

The last day to travel is 10th January 2025, although you need to book by 7th March.

Don’t forget the Avios for your flight too!

You will also receive the usual Avios from your holidays flights, assuming they are on British Airways or one of its partners.

It’s a triple dip:

  • Avios from your holiday flight
Double Avios with BA Holidays

STILL RUNNING: You will also receive DOUBLE British Airways Executive Club tier points too

Don’t forget that British Airways Holidays has extended its double tier points offer by another year, out to 31st December 2024. This remains one of the most attractive promotions currently running from any travel company.

As a quick recap, if you book a ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’ package for at least five nights, and travel by 31st December 2024, you will receive double BA tier points on your flights. Existing bookings count.

You could get very close to a Silver card from scratch in one trip. For example, booking London to New York in Club World, you would get (140 + 140) x 2 = 560 tier points.

There are two things to note about the double tier points offer:

  • you must book flights which carry a British Airways flight number – codeshare flights with, say, Qatar Airways are acceptable but only if your booking shows a BAXXXX flight number
  • whilst your booking must contain at least five nights of hotel or car rental, your overall stay can be longer

Full details of the ‘double tier points’ offer can be found on the British Airways Holidays website here.

Full details of the ‘triple Avios for BAPP cardholders’ offer can be found here.

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

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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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  • Bernard says:

    Good for those who holiday and are prepared to pay BA’s higher flight prices in premium cabins.
    Something needs to justify the Amex card fee, absent lounge access or dining credits.
    Another signal that BA has lost it’s business travellers to more reliable alternatives though.

  • JeanVal says:

    It’s a shame BA Holidays doesn’t earn avios on flights based on the new rates. Gold flying business saver LHR-DOH on Qatar airways earns 2400 avios. What a joke, that’s less than what I earn on some ET flights…

  • Pedro says:

    Mmm, booked a BA holiday in Jan and got a promotional £300 discount. This offer for extra points but no discount is in the same ball park, no?
    Best of luck with the double tier points. Has taken my OH and myself 3 phone calls each to get the second half credited for a BA holiday last November and we finally received them yesterday.

  • JANE says:

    I received the offer today to get triple avios i think it was if booking a holiday between 20 feb and 7 march with my ba amex card and have the standard blue BA Amex card. I clicked on it and it took me seemingly to the BA site to register and put in my name and exec club number. Once I had done that, no info on this promotion was left in my Amex account and not in the saved offers either. I have googled and can see an offer like this but for BA amex premium cardholders and the same registration process. I have tried calling amex (philippines call centre which was useless) and ba (call centre in India i think- equally useless) and neither party seems to have any info whatsoever about this offer. Has anyone else with a standard BA amex card has this offer and do you know if it is valid and where we can find the terms if so?

  • David says:

    Still think the 10 Avios/£ for booking hotels through Avios Hotels (11.5 if you pay with a BA Premium AMEX is hard to beat.

  • Philip Cameron says:

    If you add a hotel to an existing flight does it turn it into a BAH booking?

  • PlaneSpeaking says:

    Given that the mechanic of BAH is pay a deposit now and the balance later, does this mean that if the holiday isn’t until December and for which a deposit has been paid today after registering for the offer, I still have to pay the full balance by March 7 (tomorrow!) in order to receive the triple Avios at some point in February 2025 given that they credit within 6 weeks and presumably not until after the return?!

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