New British Airways Executive Accounts Earn 5,500 Bonus Avios – Must Enroll Today

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British Airways is offering new members to its Executive Club frequent flyer program 5,500 Avios for joining by the end of today, September 30, 2013, and crediting either a recent British Airways or Open Skies flight or one taken by October 31, 2013, to their new account. You can register for the bonus and enroll here.

Screen shot 2013-09-30 at 1.15.24 PMBecause British Airways’ Avios program is distance-based, you only need 4,500 Avios to redeem an award ticket on a flight that’s less than 600 miles, such as from New York to Montreal aboard American. For example, this flight at the end of the week, which only requires 4,500 Avios and $2.50 (because BA doesn’t charge last-minute award booking fees):

Screen shot 2013-09-30 at 1.26.28 PMBut would cost you $529 to book:

Screen shot 2013-09-30 at 1.28.05 PMSo that 5,500 Avios bonus could hold some real value depending on how you redeem them.

Hat tip: Frugal Travel Guy.

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