British Airways Avios can be earned transferring rewards from several hotel programs and two major Canada credit card partners: American Express Canada Membership Rewards and RBC Avion Rewards. This opens up about 10 additional credit cards that you can use to earn Avios via intro bonuses and everyday spending.
Here's the full list of partners that allow you to transfer points to British Airways Avios:
British Airways credit card transfer partners
Which British Airways credit card partners are the best?
AMEX, RBC, and Marriott are all solid options for earning British Airways Avios via credit card spending.
RBC Avion Rewards
RBC Avion Rewards offers a handful of credit cards that can help you build your Avios with British Airways.
The transfer ratio of RBC Avion Rewards Points to Avios is 1:1, so you'll be able to earn the equivalent of 1 to 1.25 Avios per $1 spent using RBC Avion Rewards credit cards.
It's not the highest amount, especially when compared to AMEX's line-up, but it can still help you build your Avios across everyday purchases while providing great travel benefits.
Here are the credit cards that earn Avion Elite points transferable to British Airways Avios:
AMEX Membership Rewards
American Express Membership Rewards is one of the best programs for earning British Airways Avios since you can easily earn 2x to 5x points across AMEX Canada's many credit cards which include categories such as airfare, restaurant/dining, gas station, travel, and grocery.
Here are the list of credit cards that earn Membership Rewards points in Canada:
Best For Luxury Travel & Lounge Access
Best Overall Travel Rewards Card
Best For No Annual Fee
Best For Luxury Business Travel & Lounge Access
Best For Business Purchases
Marriott Bonvoy points provides a great way to top off your British Airways Avios account.
The transfer ratio is 3:1 meaning that every 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points you transfer will earn you 1,000 British Airways Avios. On top of that, Marriott offers 15,000 additional points for every 60,000 you transfer which will net you an additional 5,000 Avios! So all-in-all, a 60,000-Marriott Bonvoy point transfer would net you 25,000 Avios which is fantastic.
If you frequent Marriott properties and pair that with the use of Marriott Bonvoy credit cards, you can easily rake up a lot of points.
Here's the credit cards you can use to earn Marriott Bonvoy points in Canada:
Marriott Bonvoy® American Express® Card
Best For Marriott Travelers
Marriott Bonvoy® Business American Express® Card
Best For Marriott Business Travelers
Calculator: Transfer points to Avios
Use the conversion calculator to calculate point transfers from AMEX Canada, RBC Avion, and other partner programs offered in Canada into British Airways Avios.
Points To British Airways Avios Calculator
Can you transfer points to British Airways Avios?
Yes. You can earn Avios in the British Airways Executive Club program using several major transfer partners including American Express, RBC, and Marriott.
Can you transfer British Airways Avios to other programs?
Yes. You can transfer British Airways back and forth between Iberia Avios and Qatar Avios at a 1:1 ratio.
What is the transfer ratio of AMEX Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios?
Every 1,000 Membership Rewards points you transfer to British Airways Executive Club will give you 1,000 British Airways Avios.
What is the transfer ratio of RBC Avion points to British Airways Avios?
Every 1,000 RBC Avion Elite points you transfer to British Airways Executive Club will give you 1,000 British Airways Avios.