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Get double Avios on British Airways flights to the USA (new bookings only)

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British Airways has launched a new bonus Avios promotion to encourage you to make a booking to the United States in the next few weeks, although you can fly at any time.

You will receive double Avios on your trip – which means up to 18 Avios per £1 of base fare if you are a Gold member of British Airways Executive Club.

There is an extra bonus if you book a BA Holidays package to the United States. You will earn 2 Avios per £1 spent on the whole package, instead of the usual 1 Avios per £1. This is on top of double Avios from your flights.

Get double Avios on BA flights to the USA

Here are the headline rules:

  • you must be a UK-based member of British Airways Executive Club
  • you can book in any class of travel
  • you must book by 16th August 2024
  • you must fly by 25th June 2025
  • your flight must be BA-operated and carry a BA flight number (no codeshares or partner flights)
  • you can receive the bonus on up to 10 flights
  • bonus Avios will be awarded alongside base Avios and will not arrive in arrears

How many Avios will you earn?

As a reminder, under the new revenue-based Avios earning system you receive, based on your British Airways Executive Club status level:

  • Blue – 6 Avios per £1
  • Bronze – 7 Avios per £1
  • Silver – 8 Avios per £1
  • Gold – 9 Avios per £1

You only earn Avios on the base fare and not Air Passenger Duty or any airport or Government-imposed charges. These deductions will be a fairly large percentage of the fare in World Traveller and World. You also earn on any seating or baggage fees.

It is different if you book via BA Holidays. Flights booked via BA Holidays earn based on the old structure, which is a combination of distance flown, travel class and your Executive Club status.

Full details, and the link to register, are on ba.com here.

Thanks to Daniel for flagging.

Comments (56)

  • Chris says:

    Does this include flights made thru OTA’s and corp travel systems?

  • yonasl says:

    These promotions are ridiculous. Just say “any trip between X and Y gets double avios”.

  • Ben says:

    After they just devalued Avios earning rates, to then come out with this as some sort of ‘promotion’ feels a little galling. Consistently reward your best customers, re-earn their loyalty, and they’ll fly with you.

    • Scott says:

      Thry don’t really need to though.
      Plenty will fly BA regardless of price, service, cleanliness etc., whether it’s convenience, work policies, can’t be bothered changing, or rose tinted glasses.
      Others will fill the space of anyone who decides enough is enough.

    • Bernard says:

      Clearly all the promotions and sales do suggest the whole avios nirvana ‘ new paradigm, new digital currency’ bs from the avios team has killed any flying loyalty that was left to BA.
      Hence so many desperate promotions and sales

  • Bernard says:

    Avios from flights?!! You’re ‘aving a laugh!
    Flying for Avios since they went revenue based is pointless.
    Get all the caressing up bonuses and you got cheapest/best value. Flying BA for avios isn’t a thing anymore.

  • Colin says:

    Does anyone have a sense if this would apply to booking originating in the US? I have a UK-based executive club account, but currently living in US, so my bookings would be US-UK.
    The rules seem to exclude this, but not sure if by intention. It mentions a qualifying flight is one that departs from the UK to the US, but then notes the return (opposite) of such a journey would be a qualifying flight.

    Anyone have any experience here?

  • Charlie says:

    Hello, It’s not clear whether BA will offer Avios for flights starting from any city in the continent (Europe). Or is this only for flights departing from the UK? Does anyone know? Thanks.

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