AVIOS ACADEMY • April 2022
There’s nothing quite like creating memories with your loved ones, and now it’s easier to do than ever, thanks to the Executive Club. Here are five ways membership can benefit not only you, but the whole clan, taking you to the skies – and another unforgettable escape – faster
Keen to become the family favourite by earning more rewards, quicker? Easy: simply set up a free Household Account. Add up to seven members of the same household (including children) and any Avios they generate will be pooled for the whole family to use, meaning everyone from the grandparents to the grandkids can get away for less. Plus, each Member can set meal and seat preferences as well as continuing to accrue Tier Points individually, so it really is a win-win.
Getting the family out the door can be a headache, so make sure the flight’s a breeze by using your Avios to upgrade cabins. Shifting just one category from World Traveller to World Traveller Plus can make all the difference: wider seats, extra legroom and twice the on-board baggage allowance of economy. Got Avios to spare? Look into Club World or First options, where fully flat beds, bespoke menus and lounge access set the tone for an adventurous family getaway.
Heading to the skies has never been easier thanks to shopping.ba.com. Using our shopping platform, Members can spend online with more than 1,000 retailers and receive Avios on all eligible purchases. New school shoes? Avios. That hot new LEGO set? Avios. Plus, even day-to-day necessities such as grocery shopping can reap rewards thanks to our partnership with the likes of Sainsbury’s, which allows Members to automatically convert their Nectar points to Avios.
Now you’ve got the Avios, it’s time to trade them in for an epic family adventure. Head to Antalya and wow the little ’uns with a trip to the harbourside Toy Museum or indoor snow park. Or visit Amsterdam to enjoy a canal-side cycling tour – or feed baby goats in Geitenboerderij De Ridammerhoeve. Alternatively, soak up the sun and breathtaking Gaudí architecture in Barcelona before marvelling at the Magic Fountain’s show at Plaça d’Espanya in the evening.
Pick from a plethora of accommodations with Avios. Take a room in The Neighbour’s Magnolia and enjoy a free baby cot, bike rentals and its smart international library (booking.com; eight Avios per £1). Or go luxe at the five-star Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona, which features free beds for under 12s, childcare services and is pet friendly (hotels.com; up to 12 Avios per £1). Alternatively, earn bonus Avios by booking with British Airways Holidays (an extra point per £1 spent) – try the beachside Ela Excellence Resort in Belek, which has not only four water parks, mini golf and table tennis, but a comprehensive Kids and Teens Club, too.