British Airways Up To 125,000 Bonus Avios For Transatlantic Travel September 23 – January 10, 2015

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American Airlines unveiled its transatlantic bonus yesterday (read more here) and now it is British Airways turn to reveal theirs (basically same as AA’s).

British Airways Executive Club United States Canada Transatlantic Business First Class Bonus Fall 2014

British Airways Executive Club members with an account address in the United States or Canada can earn up to 125,000 bonus Avios for three transatlantic round trips in business or fast class between September 23 and January 10, 2015.

You can access and register for this offer here.

British Airways Executive Club United States Canada Transatlantic Business First Class Bonus Fall 2014 Table

The number of bonus miles that you earn is based on the number of transatlantic round trips that you take per the table above.

Note that flights that are marketed and operates by American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and OpenSkies are eligible under this offer. These airlines have formed joint venture for transatlantic travel.

Remember to make sure that you have been booked on an eligible fare class:

(i) on British Airways operated flights, includes fares booked in First class or Club World business class: F, A, J, C, D, R, or I
(ii) on American Airlines operated flights, includes fares booked in First class or Business class: F, A, P, J, R, D, or I
(iii) on Finnair operated flights, includes fares booked in Business class: J, C, D, or I
(iv) on Iberia operated flights, includes fares booked in Business class: J, C, D, R, or I
(v) on OpenSkies operated flights, includes fares booked in Biz Bed/Business: J, C, D, R, or I
(vi) on US Airways operated flights, includes fares booked in Business class: C, D, or Z

Conclusion

The American Airlines version of this promotion is open for AAdvantage members that reside in Mexico while BA’s is only limited to United States and Canada.

This is a very nice number of bonus Avios that you can earn if ticketed on business or first. The transatlantic business class fares around the holidays, when the demand from business customer is soft, are usually very competitive if you catch one of the semi frequent sales.

Let’s see if there are similar offers out from Iberia and Finnair as well for their frequent fliers.

Here are the terms and conditions of this British Airways offer:

Avios bonus for US and Canadian Executive Club Members on qualifying, round trip transatlantic flights booked and purchased in first or business class for travel completed by January 10, 2015. Bonus may up earned on up to three (3) round trips flown during the promotional period. Pre-travel registration required.

  1. To be eligible for this promotion, British Airways Executive Club Members at least 18 years of age who are locally enrolled and residing in the United States or Canada must (i) register for the promotion between September 23, 2014 and January 10, 2015, inclusive, at ba.com; if you are not a current Member, you must enroll in Executive Club and register; and (ii) after registering sufficiently in advance of outbound travel, book and then complete qualifying flights by January 10, 2015. British Airways (“BA”) reserves the right to verify the eligibility of Members. By taking part in this promotion, Members confirm that they accept the terms and conditions of the offer.
  2. Existing bookings made prior to the promotional period do not qualify and this offer cannot be applied retroactively.
  3. This Executive Club bonus Avios offer is valid on qualifying British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, OpenSkies or US Airways operated and marketed non-stop flights to the UK or Europe. Member must purchase and fly on a transatlantic ticket for travel beginning and ending in the United States or Canada for flights in the following booking classes in first or business class, only:
    (i) on British Airways operated flights, includes fares booked in First class or Club World business class: F, A, J, C, D, R, or I
    (ii) on American Airlines operated flights, includes fares booked in First class or Business class: F, A, P, J, R, D, or I
    (iii) on Finnair operated flights, includes fares booked in Business class: J, C, D, or I
    (iv) on Iberia operated flights, includes fares booked in Business class: J, C, D, R, or I
    (v) on OpenSkies operated flights, includes fares booked in Biz Bed/Business: J, C, D, R, or I
    (vi) on US Airways operated flights, includes fares booked in Business class: C, D, or Z
    This promotion does not apply to flights marketed or operated by franchises, including Comair, Iberia Express, and Sun-Air, or any other code share partners or oneworld© Alliance Members.
  4. It is the Member’s responsibility to ensure that the booking/selling class of the fare purchased qualifies for this promotion. Please confirm prior to purchase. For bookings on ba.com, simply click on the flight number hyperlink on the “Choose your flights” page and refer to the booking/selling classes listed above in 3.
  5. Member may earn 20,000 bonus Avios points for the first round trip purchased and flown as an Executive Club Member on a qualifying transatlantic ticket; 40,000 bonus Avios points for the second round trip purchased and flown as an Executive Club Member on a qualifying transatlantic ticket; and 65,000 bonus Avios points on the third round trip purchased and flown as an Executive Club Member on a qualifying transatlantic ticket. Member may earn a promotional bonus on up to three (3) qualifying transatlantic round trips in first or business class flown during the promotional period.
  6. Members must quote their Executive Club membership number when booking their qualifying flights and again at check-in for each flight flown during the promotional period.
  7. The following are not qualifying flights and this promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any offer, promotion, or deal, including, but not limited to: (i) redemption bookings; (ii) travel agent or airline industry discounted fares, Consolidator or Wholesale fares, group discount fares, child/infant fares or senior citizen fares, (iii) bookings made with vouchers or coupons; or (iv) upgraded tickets (except those originally booked and purchased in one of the qualifying booking classes in business class and upgraded to first class with all other terms and conditions of this offer applicable).
  8. Qualifying flights are subject to availability and capacity control in the booking classes eligible for this promotion at the time of booking. BA does not accept any responsibility in the event that Members are unable to book qualifying flights.
  9. Please allow up to 4 to 6 weeks for bonus Avios to be credited to your Executive Club account.
  10. British Airways is not liable for the reproduction of this offer or indirect access via third party websites of these terms and where such reproduction misstates or omits any of the information or terms and conditions connected with this promotion.
  11. Member must pay all applicable taxes, fees, and carrier charges.

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