Earn British Airways Avios Using These Canada Partners

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Get the details on transferring points from AMEX Canada and RBC Avion Rewards to British Airways Avios and calculate the conversion.
Last Updated 2022-06-22

British Airways Avios can be earned transferring rewards from several hotel programs and two major Canada credit card partners: American Express Membership Rewards and RBC Avion Rewards.

British Airways Transfer Partners

You can earn British Airways Avios by transferring rewards from several loyalty programs directly to your British Airways Executive account.

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Out of these partners, AMEX Membership Rewards and RBC Avion Rewards are going to be the best options for quickly earning lots of Avios. Marriott Bonvoy is also a solid option if you frequent Marriott brand hotels.

American Express Membership Rewards

AMEX Membership Rewards is one of the best programs for earning British Airways Avios since you can easily earn 2x-5x points across AMEX Canada's many credit cards which include categories such as airfare, restaurant/dining, gas station, travel, and grocery.

For most, the American Express Cobalt Card will be the best option for easily raking in lots of British Airways Avios across popular categories. If you travel frequently and you're looking for luxury travel benefits, the popular Platinum Card will fit the bill.

Best For Flexible Travel Rewards
American Express Cobalt™ Card
American Express Cobalt™ Card
Annual Fee: $12.99 per month
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5X points at restaurants and grocery stores including food delivery
3X
Earn 3X points on streaming subscriptions
2X
Earn 2X points on gas, travel, and transit
1X
Earn 1X points on everything else
Up To 30,000 Points
In your first year as a new Cobalt Cardmember, you can earn 2,500 Membership Rewards® points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $500 in purchases on your Card. This could add up to 30,000 points in a year.
Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Trave
The Platinum Card®
The Platinum Card®
Annual Fee: $699
Rewards Rate
3X
Earn 3X points on eligible dining and takeout purchases
2X
Earn 2X points on travel including flights, hotels, tours, and more
1X
Earn 1X points on everything else
Up To 80,000 Points
As a new Platinum® Cardmember, earn 60,000 Welcome Bonus points after you charge $6,000 in net purchases to your Card in your first 3 months of Cardmembership. Plus, earn an additional 20,000 points when you make a purchase between 14 and 17 months of Cardmembership. That's worth a total of $800 in statement credits.

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 equivalant 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.

Best For 1.25X Flat-Rate Rewards
RBC Avion Visa Infinite
RBC Avion Visa Infinite
Annual Fee: $120
Rewards Rate
1.25X
Earn 1.25X RBC Rewards Points for every dollar you spend on travel
1X
Earn 1X RBC Rewards Points for every dollar you spend on all other purchases
Up To 55,000 Bonus Points
Get 35,000 Welcome Points on approval and 20,000 bonus points when you spend $5,000 in your first 6 months.
Best For 1X Flat-Rate Rewards
RBC Avion Visa Platinum
RBC Avion Visa Platinum
Annual Fee: $120
Rewards Rate
1X
Earn 1 RBC Rewards Point for every $1 you spend on qualifying purchases
Up To 55,000 Bonus Points
Get 35,000 Welcome Points on approval and 20,000 bonus points when you spend $5,000 in your first 6 months

Marriott Bonvoy

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 airline miles. This is great considering that you can earn a lot of Marriott Bonvoy Points easily when spending with Marriott.

Plus, Marriott offers 15,000 additional points for every 60,000 you transfer which will net you an additional 5,000 Avios!

Best For Marriott Travellers
Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card
Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card
Annual Fee: $120
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5X points on eligible purchases at participating Marriott properties & online shops
2X
Earn 2X points on all other eligible purchases.
Best For Marriott Business Travellers
Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card
Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card
Annual Fee: $150
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5X points for every $1 in Card purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties
3X
Earn 3X points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligbile gas, dining and travel
2X
Earn 2X points for every $1 on all other purchases charged to the Card

Conversion Calculator

Use the conversion calculator to calculate point transfers from partner loyalty programs into British Airways Avios.

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