Great Deal: British Airways Offering Triple Avios On All Flights

British Airways is kicking off the year with a very generous triple Avios promotion. While British Airways Executive Club isn’t usually a program I’d credit flights to, with this offer I’m quite tempted to, assuming I fly British Airways (or on one of their transatlantic joint venture partners) in the next few months. Best of all, the promotion is valid for all fare classes on all British Airways routes.

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The basic terms of the promotion are as follows:

  • Registration and travel required by March 31, 2017
  • The promotion is valid for the first eight sectors you fly
  • Only travel booked during the promotion period qualifies
  • All fare classes are eligible, and you earn triple base Avios (meaning that class of service and elite bonuses aren’t tripled)
  • Valid for travel on all British Airways flights, as well as flights between North America and Europe on American Airlines, Finnair, and Iberia
  • The promotion is valid for members registered in regions outside of the UK, Ireland, and the US as of January 3, and for members registered in the UK, Ireland, and the US as of January 5, 2017
  • The bonus Avios should appear in your account within 48 hours

As a reminder, British Airways Executive Club members ordinarily earn the following number of Avios for flights:

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That means with this promotion you’d earn 75% Avios on the cheapest fares, 350% Avios on discounted business class fares, 500% Avios on full fare first class tickets, etc. This has the potential to be a very generous offer.

Bottom line

While British Airways Executive Club isn’t usually a program I credit miles to, this is a very generous promotion. Earning triple Avios can add up very quickly. Keep in mind, however, that you only earn triple Avios for the first eight segments you credit to Executive Club during the promotion period. So if you’re a super frequent British Airways flyer, you may find it worthwhile to credit short segments (or segments that don’t earn a lot of Avios) to another program, so you can maximize the promotion as much as possible.

Will you be taking advantage of British Airways’ triple Avios promotion?

Comments

  1. I have a few British Airways T (prem economy) flights booked but I need the EQD for AA or else that would be a nice bonus for these flights.

  2. So if I have an Iberia ticket which is already half flown.
    Will I be able to change my assigned FQTV from Iberia to BA and get this triple miles?

  3. I live in the UK next to Heathrow and all of my travel is on BA or codeshared OneWorld flights. I’m BA Gold for life and was wondering if there is another programme to credit my BA miles to other than Executive Club? Never considered crediting it to another programme.

  4. Lucky – I live in the UK next to Heathrow and all of my travel is on BA or codeshared OneWorld flights. I’m BA Gold for life and was wondering if there is another programme to credit my BA miles to other than Executive Club? Never considered crediting it to another programme.

  5. This may be a dumb question, but can I split my reservation and credit my outbound flights to Avios and my return to AA? I have a flight to Europe that leaves on the 31st of March, so that would be eligible for the promotion, but the return is past the 31st, so it wouldn’t. For me it only makes sense to credit to Avios at triple miles, so if I can’t split it up then this deal doesn’t work for me and I might as well credit to AA.

  6. Does BA 3x promo apply to tix you purchased in 2016 for upcoming first quarter 2017 flights? Or does promo only apply to newly purchased tix after the registration?

  7. Please note that this offer does NOT apply to existing bookings – only flights that are booked from 3rd January onwards (or 5th January onwards for UK/US residents) will earn the bonus Avios.

    See in the FAQs, under “When is the offer valid?”, which says: “The offer is valid for all new bookings (booked and flown) up to 31 March 2017. Remember to register.”

  8. Hallo lucky,
    you said you usually do not credit miles to British Airways Executive Club.
    Is qatar a good option? Or is miles anmore a beter option? (am a starter in this ….., and it si so complicated!!!!). PS: living in belgium
    Thanks

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