Earn British Airways Avios With These Transfer Partners

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Find out which transfer partners you can use to earn lots of British Airways Avios and calculate the conversion of points to Avios for each partner.
Last Updated 2022-06-21

British Airways Avios can be earned using a handful of rewards programs, but their major transfer partners are American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Capital One Venture & Spark Rewards.

British Airways Transfer Partners

British Airways has the most direct transfer partners of any Avios-earning airline. You can transfer rewards earned with the partners below directly to your British Airways Executive Club account.

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American Express Membership Rewards

AMEX Membership Rewards is one of the best programs for earning British Airways Avios. Membership Rewards points can be transferred to British Airways at a 1:1 ratio meaning that you can convert 1,000 AMEX points to 1,000 British Airways Avios.

AMEX offers some of the best earning rates available with the ability to earn as much as 5 points per $1 spent. Popular categories include airfare, restaurant, gas station, travel, and supermarket.

They also offer great intro bonuses that can net you a large sum of points that can you can then transfer to your British Airways account.

The Platinum Card® from American Express
The Platinum Card® from American Express
Annual Fee: $695
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year
5X
Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel
1X
Earn 1X Membership Rewards® Points on all other card purchases
100,000 Points
Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on the Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.
See if you're pre-approved for this card using the CardMatch™ tool.
American Express® Gold Card
American Express® Gold Card
Annual Fee: $250
Rewards Rate
4X
Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
4X
Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X)
3X
Earn 3X Membership Rewards® Points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com
1X
Earn 1X Membership Rewards® Points on all other Card purchases
60,000 Points
Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months.
See if you're pre-approved for this card using the CardMatch™ tool.
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
Annual Fee: $695
Rewards Rate
5X
Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com
1.5X
Earn 1.5X points on eligible purchases at US construction material & hardware suppliers, electronic goods retailers and software & cloud system providers, and shipping providers, as well as on purchases of $5,000 or more everywhere else, on up to $2 million of these purchases per calendar year
1X
Earn 1X points for each dollar you spend on eligible purchases
Airline Bonus: Get 35% points back after you use points for all or part of an eligible flight booked with Amex Travel, up to 500,000 points back per calendar year
120,000 Points
Earn 120,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with your Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.

Chase Ultimate Rewards

Chase Ultimate Rewards is a great programs for easily earning Avios with British Airways. Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to British Airways at a 1:1 ratio meaning 1,000 Chase Points can be converted to 1,000 Avios.

Chase offers a total of 3 Ultimate Rewards credit cards with the ability to also earn points using their 4 cash back credit cards. Chase's categories heavily focus on travel and dining, but they also have several great business cards which can earn you Avios on categories such as shipping, office supply stores, internet, phone, and cable services.

Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Chase Sapphire Reserve
Annual Fee: $550
Rewards Rate
10X
Earn 10X points on Chase Dining and travel purchases through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
10X
Earn 10x points on Lyft rides through March 31, 2025. That's 7X points in addition to the 3X points you already earn on travel.
5X
Earn 5X points on flights when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
3X
Earn 3X points on other travel and dining purchases
1X
Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
60,000 Bonus Points
New Offer: Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $900 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Chase Sapphire Preferred
Annual Fee: $95
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5X points on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
5X
Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 31, 2025. That's 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
3X
Earn 3X points on online grocery purchases, select streaming services, and on dining
2X
Earn 2X points on other travel purchases, from airfare and hotels to taxis and trains.
1X
Earn 1X points per $1 spent on all other purchases
60,000 Bonus Points
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
Chase Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card
Chase Ink Business Preferred Credit Card
Annual Fee: $95
Rewards Rate
3X
Earn 3 points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent on travel and select business categories each account anniversary year
1X
Earn 1 point per $1 on all other purchases – with no limit to the amount you can earn
100,000 Bonus Points
Earn 100k bonus points after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 cash back or $1,250 toward travel when redeemed through Chase Ultimate Rewards®

Capital One Venture & Spark Rewards

Capital One Venture & Spark Rewards is the best program if you're looking to earn miles transferrable to British Airways Avios at a flat-rate across all purchases. Venture Miles and Spark Miles can be transferred to British Airways at a 1:1 ratio meaning that 1,000 Capital One miles can be converted to 1,000 Avios.

Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card
Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card
Annual Fee: $395
Rewards Rate
10X
Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
5X
5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel.
2X
Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
75,000 Miles
Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
Annual Fee: $95
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of trip options
2X
Earn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase, every day
75,000 Miles
New Venture cardholders can earn 75,000 miles once they spend $4,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening
Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card
Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card
Annual Fee: $0
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of trip options
1.25X
Earn unlimited 1.25X miles on every purchase, every day.
20,000 Miles
Earn a bonus of 20,000 miles once you spend $500 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $200 in travel
Capital One Spark Miles for Business
Capital One Spark Miles for Business
Annual Fee: $0 the first year, then $95
Rewards Rate
2X
Earn unlimited 2X miles per dollar on every purchase, everywhere, no limits or category restrictions, and miles won't expire for the life of the account.
50,000 Miles
Earn a one-time bonus of 50,000 miles – equal to $500 in travel – once you spend $4,500 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening

Conversion Calculator

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

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