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The promotion of British Airways
You could get 2x the Avios miles from British Airways Executive Club, up to 10 flights maximum.
To do this, you need:
- Sign up for the promotion
- Book your flights by December 13, 2019
- Travel by June 30, 2020
Flights can be made on:
- British Airways
- American, Iberia, Finnair (transatlantic flights sold by British Airways)
Basic air miles are doubled (not those awarded as bonuses for class of service or your status in the program).
Getting avios miles in Canada
Get Avios Miles with American Express membership rewards
American Express membership rewards program is a transfer partner with British Airways Executive Club.
This means you can earn Avios miles by transferring your American Express membership rewards at a rate of 1:1.
10,000 membership rewards = 10,000 miles avios
Once or twice a year, a promotion is made, during which you can transfer your avios miles in British Airways Executive Club Avios miles with a bonus of 20 to 30%.This is currently the case.
To earn membership rewards in miles from airline programs such as British Airways Executive Club, Aeroplan, Delta Skymiles, there are 4 cards:
Get avios miles with Marriott Bonvoy
The Marriott Bonvoy program is a transfer partner with British Airways Executive Club.
This means you can earn Avios miles by transferring your Marriott Bonvoy points at a rate of 3:1.
30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 10,000 miles avios
However, if you transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, the program offers you 5,000 miles as a bonus miles
60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 25,000 miles avios
Once a year, a promotion is made, during which you can transfer your hotel points in Avios miles from British Airways Executive Club with a 30% bonus. Here’s a recent example.
The American Express Cobalt™ Card does not directly accumulate Marriott Bonvoy points. It allows you to obtain select membership rewards that are transferable to Marriott Bonvoy points at a rate of 1:1.2 (or 5:6 if you prefer).
50,000 Select membership rewards
60,000 Marriott Bonvoy
25,000 Miles Avios
Thanks to the 5 point per dollar purchase categories (groceries, restaurants, home food delivery), it’s like you’re accumulating 2 avios miles per dollar for all these purchases (and up to 2.5 avios miles in taking advantage of the 5,000 mile bonus explained above):
5 membership rewards//dollar
6 points Marriott Bonvoy / dollar
2 miles avios / dollar
Unlike the 4 other cards listed above offering membership rewards the American Express Cobalt™ Card does not allow you to transfer points directly in miles of airline programs such as British Airways Executive Club.
Get avios miles with airbnb
A lesser known method is to get avios miles by booking stays on Airbnb.
It is possible to get 3 Avios miles for every dollar spent on the platform.
To do this, you will need to go through this page on the British Airways Executive Club website before making a reservation.
Get avios miles with RBC
RBC is a partner in two ways with British Airways Executive Club:
First, RBC Rewards travel points program allows you to transfer RBC points in Avios miles:
10,000 RBC Points = 10,000 Avios Miles
Once or twice a year, a promotion is made, during which you can transfer your RBC Rewards points into British Airways Executive Club Avios Miles with a bonus of 20 to 30%. Here’s a recent example.
The British Airways card
Next, RBC offers a credit card in partnership with British Airways Executive Club, the RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card.
This card allows you to get 1 avios mile per dollar of purchase. Its welcome bonus is divided into several steps and to obtain it in its entirety, you need to keep the card for a second year of contribution.
Get avios miles with HSBC Rewards
Finally, the HSBC Rewards travel points program allows YOU to transfer HSBC points in Avios miles:
25,000 HSBC points = 10,000 Avios miles
For HSBC Transferable Rewards in Miles avios from British Airways Executive Club, there is 1 card: the HSBC World Elite® Mastercard® card.
This is a great offer for frequent travellers to Oneworld and especially British Airways.
As you may have seen, the possibilities for British Airways Executive Club avios miles are being extended to Canada. And here’s a guide to the best uses of avios miles (to avoid the surcharge charged by British Airways!).
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