Avios made effortless
British Airways Executive Club Members know there are more than a few ways to amass Avios – be it up in the sky or down here on the ground. Now, though, there’s a new way to collect that’s available for customers of Barclays Premier Banking – and it might just be the easiest one yet…
British Airways Executive Club Members who bank with Barclays Premier Banking1 can collect more Avios and get closer to their future getaway, all thanks to Barclays Avios Rewards2 – making Avios collecting effortless for just £12 a month. The only UK current account that collects Avios for you.
Barclays Premier Banking customers who are a part of the Barclays Avios Rewards family will see a steady 1,500 Avios drop into their British Airways Executive Club account each month, every month. That’s a tidy 18,000 Avios every year, plus new Barclays customers can enjoy a joining bonus of 25,000 Avios3. That means you can get up to 43,000 Avios in your first year alone, if you switch in your old current account via the Current Account Switch Service within the first three months of joining Barclays Avios Rewards. Existing Barclays customers who have been with Barclays for four months or more will get a joining bonus of 2,500 Avios2 .
Best of all, you’ll receive a British Airways cabin upgrade voucher4 to use on an Avios Reward Flight booking each year to mark your Barclays Avios Rewards anniversary, meaning a flight in British Airways’ World Traveller Plus or Club World cabins could be up for grabs.
Any questions, the Barclays app5 is on hand to tell you what you need to know about Barclays Avios Rewards – and how much Avios you’ve made along the way.
Now all that’s left to decide is what to do with all those Avios. Here, we have an idea or two to get you going…
New to Barclays? Switch your old current account using the Current Account Switch Service in your first three months of joining Barclays Avios Rewards and receive 25,000 Avios3. This joining bonus will cover a peak Reward Flight return ticket to one of several British Airways short-haul destinations (including Barcelona, Budapest, Warsaw or sunny Lisbon) in Euro Traveller economy (24,000 Avios + £9)6. Don’t forget to pack the SPF!
This is how many Avios customers will get each year, as a monthly 1,500 Avios spices up your account. With this, fliers could easily grab a peak return Euro Traveller Reward Flight to spots such as Milan, Nice, Bordeaux and Copenhagen (18,000 Avios + £9)6.
One new customer joining bonus and twelve instalments of your monthly Avios later, you’ll get a mighty 43,000 Avios in the account if you’re a new Barclays customer and switch via the Current Account Switch Service3. With this many Avios, you can go big: hit Miami’s bougiest boardwalks using 35,000 Avios + £757 or explore the Harajuku fashion scene in Tokyo with 40,000 Avios + £1008 – both peak, long-haul Reward Flights that’ll make your bucket list that bit lighter.
More reward seats to go around
From 28 July, British Airways will double the number of guaranteed reward seats on every flight, including, for the first time, additional reward seats guaranteed in World Traveller Plus on long-haul flights. Visit ba.com to find out more.
1 Barclays Premier Banking customers need to have an annual gross income of £75,000-plus, or a minimum of £100,000 in savings or investments with Barclays. Barclays will review your eligibility for Premier Banking regularly. If your circumstances change and you no longer meet the Premier eligibility criteria, Barclays will switch your account to the Barclays Bank Account in their Personal Banking service.
2 Barclays Avios Rewards is only available to Premier Banking customers or customers who have a personal Wealth current account with us. To switch on Barclays Avios Rewards, you’ll need to have a valid British Airways Executive Club membership account and will be required to link your nominated account to your British Airways Executive Club account. You will need to agree to go paperless for all accounts and services you have with Barclays. You will also have to close your Barclays Blue Rewards. If you have a Blue Rewards Saver Account, this can remain open. You will need to be registered for the Barclays app. Barclays Avios Rewards Terms and Conditions apply, please visit barclays.co.uk/premier-banking/barclays-avios-rewards for more information.
3 To qualify for the 25,000 Avios joining bonus, you’ll need to join Barclays Avios Rewards - within 4 months of opening your first Barclays current account. Then, you’ll need to complete a full switch of your old current account to us, using the Current Account Switch Service - within 3 months of joining Barclays Avios Rewards. You will then receive your joining bonus in the fourth month of Barclays Avios Rewards membership.
4 There are additional terms and conditions for these vouchers - please visit the British Airways website for more information. Cabin upgrade voucher terms apply. Reward flights and cabin upgrades are subject to availability. Taxes, fees and carrier charges per person apply.
5 You need to be 18 or over to access this product or service using the Barclays App. T&Cs apply.
6 Reward Flight Saver fare quoted is subject to availability. Terms plus £9 for your taxes, fees and carrier charges per person apply. Other pricing options are available. Visit ba.com to learn how to use your Avios and for more information about Reward Flight Saver. All tangible examples accurate as of June 2021.
7 Reward Flight Saver fare quoted is subject to availability. Terms plus £75 for your taxes, fees and carrier charges per person apply. Other pricing options are available. Visit ba.com to learn how to use your Avios and for more information about Reward Flight Saver. All tangible examples accurate as of June 2021.
8 Reward Flight Saver fare quoted is subject to availability. Terms plus £100 for your taxes, fees and carrier charges per person apply. Other pricing options are available. Visit ba.com to learn how to use your Avios and for more information about Reward Flight Saver. All tangible examples accurate as of June 2021.