Buy Avios miles with a bonus
Until March 13, 2023, you can purchase Avios miles from the British Airways Executive Club program with a 40% bonus.
This is a recurring promotion, the last one offered a 40% bonus and ended on January 20, 2023.
So, if you buy 200,000 Avios miles, you get a total of 280,000 Avios miles. It will cost you $5,523 USD or 1.97 cents USD per mile (or 2.6 cents Canadian per mile). Considering that we value this currency at 1.7 Canadian cents per mile, this is not a great deal.
However, if your British Airways Executive Club account is registered in the European Union, this purchase will only cost you 3,601 Euros or approximately $5,225 Canadian (or 1.87 Canadian cents per Avios Mile).
Anyway: buying Avios miles could help you in case you run out of Avios miles to book a flight reward (and you’ve exhausted all other options to earn Avios miles via credit cards).
A credit card with no-FX fee
Since the purchase of Avios miles is charged in U.S. dollars, we recommend using a credit card with no foreign transaction fee. Here are three of them:
Other ways to earn Avios miles
Before buying Avios miles, you should look at other options available to you in Canada:
All these programs are transfer partners with British Airways Executive Club. So you can easily transfer your points into Avios miles.
Here are the best credit card offers from these different programs:
And you can even get Avios Miles directly with the RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card (there is a great welcome offer right now for this Card)!
Is it worth buying Avios miles? As with any miles & points purchase, this will depend on the circumstances. You’ll need to decide based on the reward flights you plan to book soon.
Find out everything you need to know about the British Airways Executive Club program in this article, including sweetspots of the program:
- With American Airlines in North America
- With Aer Lingus between North America and Dublin
- With Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong
- With Japan Airlines to travel in Japan
- With Qantas in Australia or New Zealand
- With Qatar Airways recently switched to Avios – read our ultimate guide to Qatar Airways Privilege Club