The Avios Travel Rewards Programme in South Africa is closing
We have important news to share with you. The Avios Travel Rewards Programme in South Africa is closing on 31 May 2019. You can continue to collect Avios with our collection partners as usual until 31 March 2019, but you will only be able to spend your Avios until the programme closes. Any Avios remaining in your account after the closure date will be lost, unless you take action.
What to do next
Before the Avios Travel Rewards Programme closes you can spend your Avios on British Airways reward flights, hotels, car hire and other travel experiences on avios.com
You can also spend your Avios on kulula.com flights by converting them into Travel bank credit and use it as payment towards any kulula.com flight, at any time in the future. Find out how.
To keep your Avios, and to keep collecting after the Avios Travel Rewards Programme closes, you must follow these steps before 31 May 2019:
1. Open a British Airways Executive Club account here
2. Transfer your Avios from your Avios Travel Rewards Programme account to your new British Airways Executive Club account. Transfer my Avios
Important: Your personal details must match on both accounts in order to transfer your Avios. If you are already a British Airways Executive Club Member, simply transfer your Avios to your existing account. There is no need to open a new account.
Important information about collection partners and existing bookings
From 31 March 2019, BP will no longer be an Avios Travel Rewards Programme or British Airways Executive Club collection partner, which means you will no longer be able to collect Avios with BP, after this date.
As a valued customer, BP is delighted to announce that they have partnered with Pick n Pay Smart Shopper and you can now earn Smart Shopper points when you refuel at BP.
Avios credit card
If you have an Avios Credit Card, from 31 March 2019, you won’t be able to collect Avios when you use it. Your bank will contact you soon with some exciting options available to you.
British Airways Executive Club Members have the option to apply for a British Airways Credit Card issued by Absa. Find out more.
Other collection partners
From 31 March 2019, you will no longer be able to collect Avios with Pick n Pay, Wine-of-the-Month Club and Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, as these partners will no longer be Avios Travel Rewards Programme or British Airways Executive Club collection partners.
Thank you for being a valued member of the Avios Travel Rewards Programme. We hope you’ll continue to enjoy the travel rewards available to you with the options shown above.
Visit our FAQs to find answers to questions about the changes.