Up to 200,000 British Airways Avios for full fare and premium transatlantic travel!

British Airways has a pretty lucrative promotion for transatlantic travel through May 31, 2013. You can earn 20,000 Avios per roundtrip transatlantic flight on American, British Airways, and Iberia, and an additional 100,000 Avios if you complete five qualifying roundtrips during the promotion period.

The catch is that only tickets in the following fare classes qualify (most of which are first/business/full fare economy):

British Airways: F, A, J, C, D, R, I, W, E, T, Y, B or H
American: F, A, J, R, D, I, Y, B or H
Iberia: J, C, D, R, I or Y

Registration is required prior to travel, and only tickets booked after the beginning of the promotion qualify. The bonus miles should post to eligible Executive Club accounts within four to six weeks.

This promotion period is only a bit over two months and you have to do five roundtrips to maximize the bonus (essentially earning 40,000 Avios per roundtrip), which is a lot. But if you travel to Europe anyway, this is an amazing promotion.

Given that the promo is also valid on American, I hope they match so one can earn AAdvantage miles instead. It might make some premium cabin fares to Europe pretty attractive for a mileage run.

Filed Under: British Airways, Great Deals


  1. This is a great promotion for US government federal flyers. The T&C does not exclude YCA fares. It’s great to see American giving these bonus miles, as they exclude YCA fares from SWUs (worst policy ever!). Tip to gov employees traveling with one of these flights, register and rebook your flight to get the miles.

  2. The AA version of the promo seems much better as it allows for existing reservations to count (at least from what I can tell from the fine print of both emails I got).

  3. Don’t know if you guys noticed the last T&C. “15. Other significant restrictions apply.” Well if that’s the case, why don’t you list them?

    Also, part of #1 states “…after registering sufficiently in advance…”.

    Love all the specificity!

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