Got British Airways miles? Here’s how to get more, but only if your Executive Club account is registered in a country other than the U.S., Canada, Mexico, or South Africa.
Through December 31, eligible British Airways Executive Club members can earn double miles (or Avios, as they’re known in British Air’s program) on all British Airways flights, and on code-share flights operated by American Airlines, Finnair, and Iberia with British Airways flight numbers.
The bonus miles may be earned on a maximum of eight flight segments.
Registration is required.
Deal or No Deal
Double miles beat the alternative, to be sure. And unlike some recent British Airways promotions, the bonus applies to all mileage-eligible fares, not just higher-priced fares.
Aside from the geographic restriction, the principal downside of this promotion is that the bonus miles are in British Airways’ program, which imposes onerous “fuel surcharges” for many award flights.
For British Airways loyalists, this is a no-brainer. Register for the promotion and book your BA flights. Others should ask themselves whether earning miles in Executive Club makes sense not just for the next trip but for the longer term as well.
After 20 years working in the travel industry, and almost that long writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.
This article first appeared on SmarterTravel.com, where Tim is Editor-at-Large.