Earn Triple Avios With British Airways' Winter 2017 Promotion
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
Update 1/5/17: US, UK and Ireland-based Executive Club members are now eligible to register for this triple Avios promotion. To register, visit the BA website.
British Airways is offering travelers the chance to earn triple Avios for a limited time. With the carrier's latest promotion, you can earn triple Avios on every BA flight in any class of service, in addition to flights with a BA flight number between Europe and North America on BA partners American, Finnair and Iberia. To take advantage of the triple points promotion, you must register, book and travel before March 31, 2017.
According to the terms and conditions of the promotion, Executive Club members from everywhere except the UK, Ireland and the US are available to register for the promotion as of today. Beginning January 5, 2017, registration will be open to all Executive Club members, including those in the UK, Ireland and the US. When a couple TPG staffers (all of whom are based in the US) attempted to register for the promotion today, we got an error message that we weren't eligible for the offer.
Unfortunately, this offer isn't valid for existing reservations, as you must register for the promotion and then book new travel and complete it by March 31 in order to get the triple Avios. In addition, this offer isn't valid for award flights, and you can earn the triple points on the first eight segments you fly.
If you want to estimate the number of points you'll earn with this triple Avios promotion, you can use the BA flight calculator, which will give you the number of Avios and Tier Points you'll earn on a flight (without any bonus). For example, say you register for the promotion and book a ticket from New York (JFK) to London (LHR) in the lowest economy class. Normally, you'd earn 865 Avios as a Blue Executive Club member, but with the triple points promotion, you'll earn 2,595 Avios — worth $39 based on TPG's most recent valuations.
Ultimately, this is a pretty nice promotion from British Airways. With the ability to earn triple Avios, you can really increase your stash of Avios; however, the promotion might not be worth going out of your way to take advantage of. If you've been thinking about flying with BA, it could be a good idea to wait to book until you register for the promo (on January 5 if you're a US-based Executive Club member). You can get even more Avios by signing up for the British Airways Visa Signature Card, which will earn you 50,000 Avios after spending $3,000 in the first three months of account opening.
H/T: Head for Points