Collecting Avios

Collecting Avios and Tier Points on flights

Whenever and wherever you fly, you can collect Avios with British Airways, our oneworld® alliance partners and our other airline partners. You can earn Tier Points too, on British Airways and oneworld flights.

How it works

You’ll collect Avios and earn Tier Points on almost all our flights except Reward Flights, agency discounted fares and industry discounted fares.

The amount you collect depends on which airline you fly with, the cabin you fly in, the type of ticket you hold and your Executive Club Tier. Each airline's policies are set out below.

You'll collect Avios for any flights you fly yourself, regardless of who bought the ticket. Avios are credited to your account up to three days after a British Airways flight or up to seven days for partners.

You can see how many you'll collect for an upcoming flight in Manage My Booking or you can check past flights on your Avios statement.

British Airways flights

You now collect Avios on British Airways-marketed flights based on the price of your ticket and any eligible add-ons, such as extra baggage, that you buy as part of your trip.

These changes, which took effect on 18 October 2023, make it easier for you to work out how many Avios you’ll collect when you fly.

You’ll collect Avios on:

  • Your fare
  • Carrier charges the airline may add
  • Cabin upgrades
  • Seats that you pre-book and pay for
  • Additional baggage

You’ll see this amount referred to on your Avios statement as “total eligible spend”.

The total you spend is multiplied according to your tier

x 6 Avios per £

Blue Members
collect 6 Avios per pound (GBP)

x 7 Avios per £

Bronze Members collect 7 Avios per pound (GBP)

x 8 Avios per £

Silver Members
collect 8 Avios per pound (GBP)

x 9 Avios per £

Gold Members
collect 9 Avios per pound (GBP)

Non-airline taxes and fees, such as airport charges and government taxes, don’t collect Avios.

If you pay in another currency, the amount you’ve spent is converted to GBP using the IATA 5-day exchange rate that applied on the day of your purchase. We’ll use this converted amount to calculate your Avios.

Tier Points on British Airways flights

The way you collect Tier Points and the number of Tier Points needed to reach the next tier haven’t changed.

Fare class Tier Points
Economy lowest (G, O, Q) 25%
Economy low (K, L, M, N, S, V1) 50%
Economy flexible (Y, B, H) 100%
Premium Economy 100%
Business 100%
First 100%

1 Collects no Avios or Tier Points when used to unlock additional reward availability for Gold Members.

Find out more about Tier Points

Exceptions

Tickets bought after 18 October 2023 where the fare paid isn’t available, including flights booked as part of a British Airways Holidays package, will continue collecting Avios based on a percentage of how many miles you fly and the cabin you fly in.

On British Airways Holidays, you’ll also collect 1 bonus Avios for every £1 you spend on flight + hotel and flight + car packages, and on hotels, cars and sightseeing when booked separately or added to a flight booking.

Executive Club Bronze, Silver and Gold Members will collect Tier bonuses of 15%, 30% or 50% extra Avios on top of the base flight award.

For these bookings, use our flight calculator to work out how many Avios you’ll collect before booking.

Some of our oneworld and partner airlines will still award Avios based on the distance flown. See the list below to find out how you’ll collect Avios.

Flight calculator

More information about British Airways flights

Any flight tickets issued before 18 October 2023 collect Avios based on the distance flown.

You can see how many you'll collect for an upcoming flight in Manage My Booking or you can check past flights on your Avios statement.

If you booked a flight before 18 October 2023 but your booking is on hold and your tickets are issued after that date, you’ll collect Avios based on the amount you spend.

If you use Avios to part pay the price of a cash ticket, you’ll collect Avios based on the full ticket price before the discount was applied.

If you use a discount or voucher code on your booking, the Avios you collect is based on the price after the discount is applied.

A codeshare flight is where two or more airlines share the same flight. It's operated by one airline under their own code and has additional flight numbers under the codes of other airlines. For example, the British Airways flight BA219 also operates under the American Airlines code AA6170.

Whether you collect Avios and Tier Points depends on the airline flight number on your ticket:

  • If your flight code is British Airways, you’ll collect Avios and Tier Points no matter who operates the flight.
  • If your flight code is for a oneworld airline, you’ll collect Avios only if your flight is also operated by a oneworld airline.
  • For other flight codes, you won’t collect Avios.

The amount you earn is determined by the airline code you booked under.

Other airlines

With some of our partner airlines your Avios will be calculated in the same way as British Airways, based on the price of your ticket.

For others, it will be based on a percentage of the miles you fly. For example, if the Avios award is 25%, your Avios will be 25% of the miles flown.

At a glance

  • Included: Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines (EA).
  • Minimum Avios: 300 (may vary in discount economy (World Traveller)).
  • Avios Tier bonus? No.
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes - effective from 1 April 2024 (discount economy (World Traveller) flights may earn fewer Tier Points depending on the fare purchased).

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

Up to and including 30 September 2023:

  • Economy lowest (L, S, R, W): 25%
  • Economy low (Y, M, N): 100%
  • Business lowest (D): 150%
  • Business flexible (C, J): 250%


From 1 October 2023:

  • Economy lowest (F, Q, Z, G): 25%
  • Economy low (Y, L, N): 100%
  • Business lowest (D, R): 150%
  • Business flexible (C, J): 250%


From 1 February 2024:

  • Economy lowest (A, G, O, Z): 25%
  • Economy low (Q, N, F, S, V, L, M, K): 50%
  • Economy flexible (Y, B, H): 100%
  • Business lowest (D, R, I): 150%
  • Business flexible (C, J): 250%
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At a glance

  • Included: Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air and SkyWest Airlines Inc (AS).
  • Minimum Avios: 500 (may vary in discount economy (World Traveller)).
  • Avios tier bonus? No.
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes (discount economy (World Traveller) flights may earn fewer Tier Points depending on the fare purchased).
  • Business (Club World): Alaska business (Club World) is called 'First' but is awarded and operated as a business (Club World) cabin.

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

From 31 March 2021:

  • Economy lowest (Q, O, G, X): 25%
  • Economy low (K, M, L, V, S, N): 50%
  • Economy flexible (Y, B, H): 100%
  • Business (J, C, D, I): 125%
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At a glance

  • Included: American Airlines, American Eagle and American Connection (AA).
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes.

Avios awarded

American Airlines award Avios based on the price of your ticket rather than the distance you fly.

  • Blue Members will collect 6 Avios per qualifying pound (GBP) spent
  • Bronze Members will collect 7 Avios per qualifying pound (GBP) spent
  • Silver Members will collect 8 Avios per qualifying pound (GBP) spent
  • Gold Members will collect 9 Avios per qualifying pound (GBP) spent

Tickets where the fare paid isn’t available will continue collecting Avios based on a percentage of how many miles you fly and the cabin you fly in. For these bookings, use our flight calculator to work out how many Avios you’ll collect.

You can also use the calculator to work out how many Tier Points you'll earn on any flight.

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At a glance

  • Included: Cathay Pacific (CX).
  • Minimum Avios: 500 (may vary in discount economy).
  • Avios Tier bonus? No.
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes (discounted economy flights may earn fewer Tier Points depending on the fare purchased).

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

Up to and including 31 October 2023:

  • Economy lowest (K, L, M, N, Q, S, V): 25%
  • Economy low (Y, B, H): 100%
  • Premium economy lowest (R, E): 100%
  • Premium economy flexible (W): 110%
  • Business (J, C, D, I): 125%
  • First (F, A): 150%


From 1 November 2023:

  • Economy lowest (K, L, M, N, Q, S, V): 25%
  • Economy low (Y, B, H): 100%
  • Premium economy lowest (R, E): 100%
  • Premium economy flexible (W): 110%
  • Business (J, C, D, I, P): 125%
  • First (F, A): 150%
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At a glance

  • Included: China Southern (CZ).
  • Minimum Avios: No.
  • Avios tier bonus? No.
  • Collect Tier Points? No.

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

From 1 April 2023:

  • Economy lowest (E, V, Z): 25%
  • Economy low (K, U, A, L, Q): 40%
  • Economy flexible (Y, B, H, P, M): 100%
  • Premium economy low (S): 75%
  • Premium economy flexible (W): 100%
  • Business low (I): 100%
  • Business flexible (J, C, D): 125%
  • First (F): 150%
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At a glance

  • Included: Fiji Airways and Fiji Link (FJ).
  • Minimum Avios: 500 (may vary in discount economy).
  • Avios tier bonus? No.
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes (discounted economy flights may earn fewer Tier Points depending on the fare purchased).

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

From 1 November 2022 - International Flights:

  • Economy lowest (G, N, T, V): 25%
  • Economy low (K, L, M, S, O, Q, W): 50%
  • Economy flexible (Y, B, H): 100%
  • Business (J, C, D, I, Z): 125%


From 1 November 2022 (Domestic Flights):

  • Economy lowest (H, L, Q, Y): 25%
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At a glance

  • Included: Finnair (AY). Excludes Finnair codeshare flights operated by Nordic Regional Airlines (AY8100-AY8700).
  • Minimum Avios: 500 (may vary in discount economy).
  • Avios tier bonus? Yes (10% extra for Bronze, 15% extra for Silver and 25% extra for Gold Members).
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes.
  • For transatlantic flights marketed by AY but operated by British Airways, awards will be as per the British Airways awards.

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

Up to and including 31 May 2022:

  • Economy lowest (A, G, N, O, Q, S, W, Z): 25%
  • Economy low (K, M, P, T, L, V): 50%
  • Economy flexible (H): 70%
  • Economy flexible (Y, B): 100%
  • Business (J, C, D, I, R): 125%


From 1 June 2022:

  • Economy lowest (Q, O, A, G, Z): 25%
  • Economy low (K, L, M, V, S, N): 50%
  • Economy flexible (Y, B, H): 100%
  • Premium economy lowest (E, T, P): 100%
  • Premium economy flexible (W): 150%
  • Business lowest (R, I): 150%
  • Business flexible (J, C, D): 250%
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At a glance

  • Included: Iberia (IB), Iberia Express (I2) and Iberia Regional Air Nostrum.
  • Excluded: Flights operated by Level on behalf of Iberia.
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes.
  • Add-ons: You can collect Avios for eligible add-ons you buy as part of your trip.

Avios awarded

Iberia awards Avios based on the price of your ticket rather than the distance you fly. They award:

  • Blue members will collect 5 Avios per qualifying Euro (€) spent
  • Bronze members will collect 6 Avios per qualifying Euro (€) spent
  • Silver members will collect 7 Avios per qualifying Euro (€) spent
  • Gold members will collect 8 Avios per qualifying Euro (€) spent

Flights marketed and operated by Iberia between Madrid and Barcelona where the Air Shuttle product is purchased will award 1 additional Avios per euro (EUR) spent.

Flights marketed and operated by Iberia between Spain and Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean (excluding Puerto Rico) and South America will award 2 additional Avios per euro (EUR) spent.

Tickets where the fare paid isn’t available will collect a fixed amount of Avios based on the origin and destination of each flight. For these bookings, use our flight calculator to work out how many Avios you’ll collect.

You can also use the calculator to work out how many Tier Points you'll earn on any flight.

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At a glance

  • Included: Japan Airlines (JL), JAL Express (JL), J Air (JL), and Japan Transocean (NU), Japan Air Commuter (JAC) and Hokkaido Air System (HAC). (Flights operated by JAC and HAC will have JL flight numbers.)
  • Minimum Avios: No minimum.
  • Avios tier bonus? Yes, 25% extra for Bronze, 50% extra for Silver and 100% extra for Gold Members. (Avios Tier Bonus isn't applicable on JL Domestic flights, only on JL International flights.)
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes (discount economy (World Traveller) flights will earn fewer Tier Points depending on the fare purchased).
  • Reward flights: May only be booked on Japanese domestic flights two months from the date of return flight and only in the economy (World Traveller) cabin. This restriction does not apply to domestic flights booked in conjunction with international flights.
  • Japan Airlines domestic flights: The flight calculator does not currently display the correct information for domestic flights, please refer to the table below.

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

From 5 November 2021 (International Flights):

  • Economy lowest (N, Q, O, G, Z): 25%
  • Economy low (K, M, L, V, S): 50%
  • Economy low (H): 70%
  • Economy flexible (Y, B): 100%
  • Premium economy lowest (P): 50%
  • Premium economy low (E): 70%
  • Premium economy flexible (W, R): 100%
  • Business low (X): 70%
  • Business (J, C, D, I): 125%
  • First (F, A): 150%


From 1 April 2021 (Domestic Flights):

  • Economy low (A): 75%
  • Economy flexible (Y): 100%
  • Business low (I): 85%
  • Business (J): 110%
  • First low (E): 125%
  • First (F): 150%
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At a glance

  • Included: LATAM Chile (LA), LATAM Colombia (4C), LATAM Ecuador (XL), LATAM Peru (LP) and LATAM Brasil Airlines (JJ).
  • Minimum Avios: No minimum.
  • Avios tier bonus? No.
  • Collect Tier Points? No (applicable from 1 May 2020).
  • Reward flights: Infant must be booked as a child on LAN operated flights.

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

From 11 May 2018:

  • Economy lowest (A, Q, O, G): 25%
  •  Economy low (K, L, M, N, S, V, X): 50%
  •  Economy flexible (Y, B, H): 100%
  •  Premium economy (P): 100%
  •  Premium economy flexible (W): 110%
  •  Business (J, C, D, I, Z): 125%
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At a glance

  • Included: Malaysia Airlines (MH). Excludes MASWings carrier code MH3000 series, MH4000 series,MH5000 series, freighter (MH6000 series), Charter flights (MH8000 series), flights operated by Firefly (coded MH/FY), industry/agency discount tickets.
  • Minimum Avios: No minimum (effective as of 1 October 2021).
  • Avios tier bonus? No.
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes (discount economy (World Traveller) flights may earn fewer Tier Points depending on the fare purchased).

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

From 1 October 2021:

  • Economy lowest (L, V, S, N): 25%
  • Economy low (K, M): 50%
  • Economy flexible (Y, B, H): 100%
  • Business low (Z): 100%
  • Business (J, C, D): 125%
  • Business Suite (F, A): 150%
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At a glance

  • Included: Qantas, QantasLink and Jetconnect (QF).
  • Minimum Avios: No minimum.
  • Avios tier bonus? No.
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes (discount economy (World Traveller) flights may earn fewer Tier Points depending on the fare purchased).

Executive Club Members can collect Avios on:

  • Flights marketed and operated by Qantas or Qantas Airlines affiliates under the QF designated code.
  • Flights marketed by Qantas but operated by Jetstar booked as oneworld fare in L class only.
  • Flights marketed by Qantas or Qantas Airlines affiliates and operated by Qantas, a Qantas affiliate, British Airways, or another oneworld carrier.

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

  • Economy lowest (M, K, L, N, G, Q, S, V, O): 25%
  • Economy flexible (Y, B, H): 100%
  • Premium economy (W, T, R): 100%
  • Business (J, C, D, I): 125%
  • First (F, A): 150%
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At a glance

  • Included: Qatar Airways (QR).
  • Minimum Avios: 300 (may vary in discount economy (World Traveller)).
  • Avios tier bonus? No.
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes (discount economy (World Traveller) flights may earn fewer Tier Points depending on the fare purchased).

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

From 1 October 2021:

  • Economy lowest (T, O, W, G): 25%
  • Economy low (K, M, L, V, S, N, Q): 50%
  • Economy flexible (Y, B, H): 100%
  • Business low (P): 75%
  • Business (J, C, D, I, R): 125%
  • First (F, A): 150%
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At a glance

  • Included: Royal Air Maroc (AT).
  • Minimum Avios: No.
  • Avios tier bonus? No.
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes.

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

  • Economy lowest (W, P, G): 25%
  • Economy low (K, M, L, V, S, N, Q, O, T, R): 50%
  • Economy flexible (Y, B, H): 100%
  • Business flexible (J, C, D, I): 125%
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At a glance

  • Included: Royal Jordanian (RJ).
  • Minimum Avios: 300 (may vary in discount economy).
  • Avios tier bonus? No.
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes (discount economy flights may earn fewer Tier Points depending on the fare purchased).

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

  • Economy lowest (H, K, L, M, N, O, Q, V, W, S): 25%
  • Economy flexible (Y, B): 100%
  • Business (J, C, D, I, Z): 125%
Visit Royal Jordanian

At a glance

  • Included: SriLankan Airlines (UL).
  • Minimum Avios: No minimum.
  • Avios tier bonus? No.
  • Collect Tier Points? Yes (discount economy flights may earn fewer Tier Points depending on the fare purchased).

Avios awarded (percentage of miles flown)

  • Economy (R, S, N, Q, O): 25%
  • Economy (W, M, E, L, V): 50%
  • Economy (Y, B, P, H, K): 100%
  • Business (I): 100%
  • Business (J, C, D): 125%
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