British Airways Executive Club – Triple Avios Promotion

British Airways Executive Club has announced details of an interesting promotion. Members can earn triple Avios for their first eight flights with British Airways between now and 31 March, 2017.

Pre-registration is required. You can do that by following this link here.

According to the fine print, this is what qualifies as a British Airways flight eligible for triple Avios:

Qualifying Flight is a published or corporate negotiated net fare flight in any selling class or cabin, with: (i) a BA prefix on a BA long-haul or short-haul operated service or (ii) a BA prefix on a transatlantic flight operated by BA, American Airlines (AA), Iberia (IB) or Finnair (AY) between the EU, Norway, Switzerland and North America, Mexico and Puerto Rico (iii) an OpenSkies service from Paris Orly to Newark or New York JFK (iv) all domestic and regional BA (operated by Comair) flights within South Africa. The promotion does not apply to travel on flights operated by any other BA franchisees, codeshare partners or oneworld Alliance members.

“Triple Avios” is an unfortunate way of marketing this promotion. In fact, what happens is the base Avios are tripled. Base Avios are never more than 100% of the mileage flown, but might be as low as 25% for the cheapest Economy fares.

(due to this, if you have lots of long haul travel planned in Business, you might want to avoid crediting any cheap, economy fares to your Avios account – you don’t want to waste one or more of your eight flights on a cheap 25%-er…)

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