Earn Double Avios Through The End of 2017 — But…

You can earn double Avios through Sunday, December 31, 2017 on every flight operated by British Airways — that includes flights operated by American Airlines, Finnair and Iberia which use a British Airways flight number when operating in a codeshare agreement — but many restrictions have been placed on this promotion.

Earn Double Avios Through The End of 2017 — But…

First, you must register for this promotion and successfully complete the registration process

…and because this promotion cannot be used retrospectively — as this promotion only applies to those who book and travel up to the promotion period — registration must occur before you book your flights.

You must be a member of British Airways Executive Club who is 18 years of age or older from any country in the world — except legal residents of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South Africa.

Your Executive Club membership number must be quoted by you at the time of booking each qualifying flight and also when checking in for each outbound and return part of your journey in order to qualify for this promotion.

The qualifying flights — which are subject to availability and capacity control in the booking classes eligible for this promotion at the time of booking — for all sectors of the journey must be booked, ticketed and purchased in a participating country; and all travel must be completed within the promotional period.

Double Avios points will only be awarded — before any cabin or tier bonuses on all tickets except reward flights — on the first eight flight sectors. A flight sector is a single qualifying flight between the point of departure and final destination with no scheduled change of aircraft.

This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or deal, including but not limited to:

  1. Redemption bookings
  2. Travel agent or industry discounted fares (including agency, industry, employee discounts), inclusive holidays, group discount fares, child/infant fares or senior citizen fares, whether or not booked in one of the qualifying classes; and
  3. Bookings made with vouchers (e.g. shareholder’s discount voucher)

Qualifying Flights

The promotion does not apply to travel on flights operated by any British Airways franchisees, codeshare partners or oneworld Alliance members other than the ones mentioned below, as a qualifying flight is a published or corporate negotiated net fare flight in any selling class or cabin with:

  1. A British Airways prefix on a British Airways long-haul flight or short-haul flight operated service to any destination on the British Airways global network
  2. A British Airways prefix on a transatlantic flight between Europe and North America operated by British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia or Finnair between Europe, Norway, Switzerland and North America, Mexico and Puerto Rico
  3. Any OpenSkies service from Paris Orly to Newark or John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York
  4. All domestic and regional British Airways — operated by SUNAIR of Scandinavia — flights within Europe

Other Select Terms and Conditions

Avios Points will be credited to your membership account within 24 hours of completion of the qualifying flights.

Flight reservations booked via telephone from the United Kingdom and Ireland will carry a non-refundable offline booking fee of five pounds per person per ticket. Calls cost up to five pence per minute from a British Telecom landline. Calls from mobile telephones may vary. Bookings from other participating countries may incur a booking fee. Please contact your travel agent or travel partner for any applicable service fees when purchasing a ticket from them.

All bookings under this promotion will be covered by the fare rules and conditions of the original fare. This includes any applicable refund and change fees. All refunds are subject to the fare rules for the class of ticket booked.

If you change your travel arrangements after the date of booking, you will not be eligible for any Avios bonus award unless your revised travel arrangements also qualify under the terms and conditions of this promotion.

All Avios points and tier points are issued subject to the terms and conditions of British Airways Executive Club membership.

Other terms and conditions apply.


If you already purchased tickets prior to this promotion, you are out of luck — unless you can cancel them without penalty and then book them again so that they comply with the rules of this promotion.

So many restrictions bog down this promotion that I doubt that it is really worth the trouble to participate in it — some of those restrictions could qualify as deal breakers — but if you are able to easily take advantage of it, the double Avios points may be worth your time and effort.

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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