British Airways Announces “Double Avios” Promotion

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British Airways Executive Club has launched a “double Avios” promotion that will be valid throughout 2019. The promotion is a little more complicated than it probably needs to be, so pay attention to the details!

Registration is required. You can do that by clicking here.

You must book your flights between 21 March and 19 April 2019. You won’t receive the bonus on any flights you’ve already purchased (doh!).

Which flights qualify?

You will only receive the bonus on the first six flights flown during 2019. Only two kinds of flights qualify:

  • British Airways operated flights, including UK and South African domestic flights
  • American Airlines, Finnair and Iberia transatlantic flights, booked as a British Airways codeshare

You won’t receive bonus Avios on any other flight, even if it has a BA flight number (Vueling, etc.)

What does double Avios actually mean?

You will receive double the BASE Avios that you receive on your flight. Cabin or tier bonuses are not doubled.

If you book a cheap economy fare therefore – one that earns only 25% of miles flown – you will earn an additional 25% of miles flown.

And any flexible or Club World / Europe fares will  earn a bonus of 100% of miles flown.

Anything else to consider?

Only your first six flights (after registering) will receive the extra bonus (note that it’s technically 6 ‘segments’ ie 6 one way flights or 3 returns). Therefore, if you have a BA long haul trip or two in mind for 2019, you might want to consider the following:

  • Only booking your long haul trips during the 21 March – 19 April booking window
  • Booking your cheap short haul flights after the booking window

If you do fly 6 times, you will receive an additional bonus of 2019 Avios.


British Airways Executive Club must believe that these double Avios promotions are quite successful, as we’ve seen similar promos over the last few years. Even if you don’t have any flights planned at the moment, make sure to register now and try to book your BA flights before 19 April…


  1. Alex says

    Slightly OT but Avios related, Topcashback is back with 25% Payout bonus for Avios points. Glad I saved a good amount on it!

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