avios biritish airways executive

30% bonus for converting hotel points into airline miles

Like Aeroplan, the British Airways Executive Club loyalty program has a promotion for converting hotel points. The company also has an offer for the use of Avios when purchasing an airline ticket.

30% bonus for converting your hotel points into Avios miles

Until March 31st you will get a 30% bonus when converting points into Avios. We are talking about points from hotel loyalty programs to the British Airways Executive Club.

british airways executive clubHere is a table that lists the participating channels, the minimum points required and the normal transfer rate.

Hotels Minimum points Transfer rate
Carlson 2,000 Gold points 10 000 Gold points => 1 000 Avios
Hilton 10,000 Honors points 10,000 Honors points => 1,000 Avios
Hyatt 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points
=> 2,000 Avios (5,000 bonus for 50,000 points)
Intercontinental 10,000 IHG Rewards points 10,000 IHG Rewards points => 2,000 Avios
Marriott 10,000 Mariott Rewards points
  • 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy points in 2,000 Avios
  • 20,000 points in 5,000 Avios
  • 30,000 points in 10,000 Avios
  • 70,000 points in 25,000 Avios
  • 140,000 points in 50,000 Avios
Shangri-La 2,500 Golden Circle points 1 Golden Circle point > 1 Avios

The bonus will be credited to your account 4-6 weeks after the transfer.

British Airways Executive Club program on milesopedia

You will find on our page dedicated to the British Airways Executive Club program details on how to use your Avios: tools, interesting destinations etc.

As well as an article on the best uses of British Airways Executive Club air miles!

An example of an interesting transfer

Thanks to Marriott Bonvoy and this British Airways promotion, you can convert 50,000 select Membership Rewards points from the American Express Cobaltᵐᶜ Card into 32,500 Avios miles! Explanation:

The American Express Cobaltᵐᶜ Card allows you to transfer select Membership Rewards points only to hotel programs like Marriott Bonvoy…not to airline programs like British Airways Executive Club.

Here, we use the Marriott Bonvoy program as a vehicle to transfer select Membership Rewards points into miles via Marriott points! The transfer rate is 1 select privilege point = 1.2 Marriott Bonvoy points (or 5 = 6 if you prefer).

So 50,000 select Membership Rewards points = 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 25,000 Avios miles.

And as part of this 30% conversion bonus promotion, you’ll get 32,500 Avios miles instead of 25,000!

The American Express Cobaltᵐᶜ Card: a huge accumulation of points!

The American Express Cobaltᵐᶜ Card earns 5 select Membership Rewards points / dollar purchase at select categories of businesses: grocery stores, convenience stores and restaurants. And in grocery and convenience stores, you can buy gift cards for many other businesses (SAQ, Amazon …) to earn 5 points / dollar.

Since 5 Membership Rewards points = 6 Marriott Bonvoy points = 2 airline miles… that means that in these stores, you earn 2 miles / dollar of purchase! Which is incredible!

american express mr cobalt
Name / Card American Express Cobalt™ Card
American Express
Annual fee 10$ / month
Bonus Up to 30,000 Select Membership Rewards points
How to earn eUpgrade Credits You can earn 2,500 Membership Rewards points
at each monthly billing period
during which you charge $500 in purchases to your card
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Jean-Maximilien is an expert in Canada and France about Loyalty programs, Credit cards and Travel. He is the Founding President of Milesopedia.

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