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British Airways Offers Double Points For the Rest of the Year For Some

British Airways Offers Double Points For the Rest of the Year For Some
Meg Butler

Good news for some frequent fliers: British Airways is offering double points on your next 10 flights between the United States and Europe through the end of the year.

However, as View From the Wing points out, there are a few caveats for this deal:

  • Kids under the age of 18 won’t earn double points
  • You are limited to 10 Qualifying Flights
    • “A Qualifying Flight is either a one-way (single sector) or a return flight (two sectors) between the point of departure and final destination with no scheduled change of aircraft”
    • “(i) a BA prefix on any selling class (excluding Reward flights) or cabin on any BA operated service, or (ii) a BA prefix on a transatlantic flight operated by British Airways (BA), American Airlines (AA), Iberia (IB) or Finnair (AY) between the Europe and North America.”
    • “The promotion also applies to travel on domestic flights within the UK and southern Africa (operated by Comair), Sunnair and CityFlyer. Any other flights operated by any other BA franchises, codeshare partners or oneworld Alliance members will not qualify.”
  • You won’t get points on bookings you made prior to registering for the deal.

Some FlyerTalkers have run into another problem: they can’t seem to register at all. In this thread, Porky Speedpig says he’s “Tried twice to register, each time the error ‘your attempt has been unsuccessful, you are not eligible for this offer’ pops up. Anyone else get this?”

Several FlyerTalkers chimed in to say that they also received the same message from British Airways prompting HFHFFlyer to comment, “BA really don’t help themselves, do they? Sending out an email to one of their most loyal customers, advertising an offer and then saying you can’t have it.”


Were you able to register for this promotion? Chime in on this FlyerTalk thread to share your experience.


View Comments (3)


  1. sokolov

    September 27, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    I received the invitation, but then I’m being told I can’t have it.

    But that’s ok, I’m mostly booked for the rest the year anyway.

  2. lall

    September 27, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    BA Gold members will not benefit from this offer as they already earn double base points on their flights

  3. Meeflyer

    September 28, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Does anyone know if you still get the double points of You book through a third party like Expedia? Can’t find anything on it in the terms and conditions.

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