Double British Airways Points (Even American Codeshare Flights) Through End of Year

British Airways is offering double points through the end of the year. This applies to all British Airways flights, as well as to British Airways codeshare flights on American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair when traveling between the US and Europe. Registration required.

I love double miles. There are three things, however, that I do not like about this promotion:

  • Oddly only members 18 years old and older qualify. Kids do not earn double points.
  • Only your first 10 flights count. So if you have long British Airways flights later in the year this promotion encourages you to avoid taking them on short haul segments before then.
  • Bookings made prior to registration do not count. They don’t want to spend money to incentivize travel they were going to get anyway. But this means they choose not to reward loyal customers, and teach members it’s better to wait to book until there’s an offer.

If you’re a British Airways flyer anyway this is fantastic. I wouldn’t choose British Airways because of this promotion however. Still, there’s no reason not to register — even if it’s just in case you happen to fly BA before the end of the year.

(HT: God Save the Points)

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. Gary, would you take double BA avios over AA miles for a Europe trip as a gold member, if the EQMs aren’t likely to get you to the next level? Depends on fare class and price?

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