Members of the British Airways Executive Club (i.e., anyone who collects Avios points) can earn up to 200,000 bonus points when they fly full-fare trans-Atlantic tickets in any cabin on American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, or OpenSkies. Specifically, you can earn 20,000 bonus Avios for every full-fare, round-trip ticket and after flying five of these receive an additional 100,000 bonus Avios.
Obviously, you have to credit your flights to the BA Executive Club and buy some pricy tickets. It might still make sense for some business travelers out there. Avios points generally incur a full surcharge when you book international award tickets, but domestic awards within the U.S. remain surcharge-free and are surprisingly affordable on non-stop routes thanks to the Avios distance-based award chart.
You must register and travel between today and May 31, 2013. You must registor prior to booking and completing travel.
American residents can register using this link. There are numerous Terms & Conditions. I have included below the part relevant to qualifying fares, but be sure to read the rest if you register.
Member must purchase and fly on a full-fare, transatlantic round-trip ticket for travel beginning and ending in the United States or Canada for flights that are operated and marketed by British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia or OpenSkies, in the following booking classes (which are unrestricted or have limited restrictions):
- (i) on British Airways operated flights, includes fares booked in First Class, Club World Business Class, World Traveller Plus Premium Economy or flexible/non-restricted World Traveller Economy Class: F, A, J, C, D, R, I, W, E, T, Y, B or H;
- (ii) on American Airlines operated flights, includes fares booked in First Class, Business Class or flexible/non-restricted Economy Class: F, A, J, R, D, I, Y, B or H;
- (iii) on Iberia operated flights, includes fares booked in Business Class or flexible/non-restricted Economy Class: J, C, D, R, I or Y;
- (iv) on OpenSkies operated flights, includes fares booked in Biz Bed/Business, Prem Plus/Premium Economy and flexible/non-restricted Eco/Economy: J, C, D, R, I, W, E, T, Y, B or H. 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.