British Airways Executive Club Members booking flights from October 18, 2023 will collect Avios based on the cost of their ticket.
Members will receive up to nine Avios per £1 spent on flights, as well as collecting on additional purchases such as pre-paid seat selection and upgrades. This investment in the airline’s frequent flyer programme forecasts that 20 per cent more Avios will be issued to the airline’s customer base when compared to the current model British Airways customers can collect Avios on everyday shopping with more partners than ever before, including Uber and American Express. In a move to offer a more consistent and transparent system, the airline announced in July that the amount of Avios collected will be based on the cost of a ticket, instead of the distance of the flight, for flights booked from October 18, 2023.
For the first time, the change also includes the ability to collect Avios on eligible ancillary purchases, including pre-paid selection, upgrades, and excess baggage. The investment in the airline’s frequent flyer programme forecasts that 20 per cent more Avios will be issued to the overall member base, with most Members either collecting more, or the same amount, under the new model.
Members booking flights from today will collect the following quantity of Avios depending on their Tier status:
Blue members will receive 6 Avios per qualifying* £1 spent
Bronze members will receive 7 Avios per qualifying £1 spent
Silver members will receive 8 Avios per qualifying £1 spent
Gold members will receive 9 Avios per qualifying £1 spent
Colm Lacy, British Airways’ Chief Commercial Offer, said: “In line with other airlines and loyalty schemes, we are making collecting Avios as simple and consistent as we can for our customers. With our forecast showing that we’ll be issuing more Avios, we’re looking forward to helping many of our Members get one step closer to their next trip away.
“As well as investing in this new way of collecting Avios, we continue to make it easier for Members to collect as part of their everyday spend – from their daily commute and weekly shop to morning coffee and treating themselves.”