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 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
In better news, this new model will also apply to flights marketed by Iberia and American Airlines.
“In line with other airlines and loyalty schemes, we are making collecting Avios as simple and consistent as we can for our customers,” said British Airways’ Chief Commercial Offer, Colm Lacy.
“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.”
There are a large number of ways that Members can collect Avios in day-to-day life, including spending on the British Airways American Express Credit Card, travelling with Uber, converting Nectar points and shopping on the British Airways Avios eStore.