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

by on September 30, 2013 · 11 comments

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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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  • mike

    so I’m assuming codeshare flights wouldn’t work? i.e. a dca-jfk flight on AA.

  • jmsierra

    Can avios points be combined? I opened an account for my wife, as I already had an account. Wondering if there is a way to combine. Of course, I can always top off her account with UR points if needed. I’ll get a ton of value out of these — thanks for sharing!

  • pmcarrion

    You can’t combine accounts but you can share within your household for free. See here: http://www.britishairways.com/travel/transfermilesinfo/public/en_gb#

  • Robin Pharo

    I am also curious if we can use an non-BA flight but one that can earn Avios points to earn this bonus. Any idea?

  • Frugal Guy

    The terms say, “The bonus Avios offer is only valid for newly enrolled members who join
    the Executive Club after 1 August 2013 via the enrolment link on this
    website AND (i) take a British Airways or OpenSkies flight before 31
    October 2013 or (ii) claim the Avios for a British Airways or OpenSkies
    flight that has been taken up to 3 months prior of the enrolment before
    31 October 2013.”

    If this rule is strictly enforced, I guess most of people here won’t be qualified.

  • Jonathan

    I just signed up and saw that.. I think im not gonna get my points =(

  • thepointsguy
  • thepointsguy

    No, “The eligible flight to receive the bonus Avios has to be a British Airways or OpenSkies flight, in any cabin.”

  • thepointsguy

    Correct: “The eligible flight to receive the bonus Avios has to be a British Airways or OpenSkies flight, in any cabin.”

  • Louloubelle

    Take a weekend trip before Oct ends and use them.

  • P C

    This is a non promotion. Flights are only good for international…..what international flight can you get for only 5,500 points? Answer…. NONE!!

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