Did British Airways Send You 9,000 Avios for a 25 August Birthday?

Aug 23, 2019

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In case you weren’t aware — based on the distinct retro liveries, new A350 and Club Suite product — 2019 is British Airways’ 100th birthday. While it’s been celebrating since the beginning of the year, its actual founding day is 25 August.

To celebrate the specific day, the airline is handing out 9,000 Avios to lucky Executive Club members who share the same birthday. As reported by Doctor of Credit, the airline is targeting members who have a 25 August birthday with the following email with the subject ‘Open for your special birthday treat’:

“Did you know 25 August is not only your birthday but ours too? This year, we turn 100, which makes it a very special celebration — one we’d love to share with you.

So here’s 9000 bonus Avios as a birthday gift from us. You can use your Avios to reduce the price of a flight, bringing your next dream trip even closer.

To receive you birthday Avios, simply register before 31 August.

Many happy returns and thank you again — not just for sharing your birthday with British Airways, but for choosing to share the skies with us too”.

Based on TPG UK’s most recent valuations, the 9,000 bonus Avios are worth £99, which is a pretty generous offering for not having to do anything in order to get them.

If you — or someone you know — has a birthday on 25 August, be on the lookout for a targeted email from British Airways. This is one you won’t want to skip out on.

Featured photo by Patrick Fallon/The Points Guy.

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