Avis and British Airways Terms and Conditions

Correct as at 24 March 2014

Earning Avios

To qualify for the standard ‘3 Avios per 1 spent’ Avios award and all bonus Avios awards, rentals must include the British Airways Executive Club membership number of the first named driver (the "renter"). This Executive Club card number must be given at time of reservation and the card shown at time of rental.

Rentals made using Avis contracted (corporate/government) rates/AWDs,do not qualify for standard or bonus Avios.

Chauffeur Drive, van rentals, travel industry staff rates including BA and Avis employee programmes, replacement/insurance rates, selected association programmes, net rate programmes and rentals booked with online travel agents with the exception of ba.com), brokers and price comparison sites do not qualify for Avios.

Only UK Prestige rentals qualify for Avios; Avios will not be awarded on any other Prestige rentals worldwide.

Avios can be earned on Avis car rental without taking a flight. The awarding of Avios may take up to 8 weeks from date of rental. All Avios issued are subject to Executive Club terms and conditions. Renter must meet Avis age, driver and credit requirements.


Earn 3 Avios per 1 spent on Avis car rental

Avis will award a standard ‘3 Avios per 1 spent’ on qualifying Avis rentals. If the rental is not paid in sterling, then the currency will be changed to sterling at the Avis Exchange rate applicable on date of rental commencement (the date the car is collected). The final rental value used to calculate the Avios award will exclude any charges for damage (actual damage charges or insurance excesses charged due to damage) and will exclude all taxes.

A minimum of 500 Avios for 1-2 day rentals and a minimum of 700 Avios for 3+ day rentals will be awarded per qualifying rental. A maximum of 10,000 Avios will be awarded per qualifying rental.

Post-rental, if any adjustments to the value of that rental are made (eg a refund is made by Avis Customer Services) then the appropriate Avios award adjustment may be credited or debited from the Executive Club member's account as necessary.


2 Avios per 1 spent on Avis corporate rates

Avis will award 2 Avios per 1 spent on certain selected qualifying Avis corporate rentals. If the rental is not paid in sterling, then the currency will be changed to sterling at the Avis Exchange rate applicable on date of rental commencement (the date the car is collected). The final rental value used to calculate the Avios award will exclude any charges for damage (actual damage charges or insurance excesses charged due to damage) and will exclude all taxes. There is no minimum Avios award for corporate rentals. A maximum 10,000 Avios will be awarded per qualifying rental. Avis corporate rentals do not qualify for any bonus Avios promotions. Post-rental, if any adjustments to the value of that rental are made (eg a refund is made by Avis Customer Services) then the appropriate Avios award adjustment will be credited or debited from the Executive Club member’s account as necessary. To qualify for the 2 Avios per 1 spent on selected Avis corporate rentals, rentals must include the British Airways Executive Club membership number of the first named driver (the “renter”). This Executive Club card number must be given at time of reservation and the card shown at time of rental. If you are a corporate customer and have any questions regarding your eligibility for Avios, please contact your Avis Corporate Account Manager.


Loyalty Bonus - receive 750 bonus Avios when you have made 4 qualifying rentals with Avis in a 12-month calendar year.

Make four qualifying rentals with Avis during a 12 month calendar year (1st January - 31st December) and receive a once-only, once per year loyalty bonus award of 750 Avios.

The rental start date (ie the date the car is picked up) will determine what calendar year that rental has been accrued in, to count towards the four rentals required. For example, a rental that commences on 20th December 2013 and closes on 4th January 2014 will be counted in the 2013 calendar year.


250 bonus Avios when you pay for your Avis rental using your co-brand finance card (participating cards only)

To qualify, the rental must either be pre-paid using a participating British Airways co-brand finance card (via ba.com, avisba.com, BA Call Centres or Avis Call Centres) or if a pay-later reservation has been made, the rental must be paid for at the rental location when the car is returned using a participating British Airways co-brand finance card.

Participating cards (list correct at March 2014):

  • British Airways American Express Card (UK)
  • British Airways Chase Signature Card (USA)
  • RBC Royal Bank British Airways Visa * Platinum Card (Canada). Registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada.* Registered trademark of Visa International Service Association. Used under license.
  • Dah Sing British Airways Platinum Card (Hong Kong)
  • ICICI Bank British Airways American Express Credit Card (India)
  • British Airways American Express Premium Card (Russia)
  • British Airways Visa Platinum Card (Caribbean)
  • British Airways Visa Platinum Card from Butterfield (Bermuda)
  • British Airways Barclaycard Classic & Barclaycard Premium (Germany)
  • British Airways Barclaycard Priority & Barclaycard Prestige (U.A.E.)
  • British Airways Visa EnterCard (Sweden)
  • British Airways Credit Card Issued by ABSA Bank Limited (South Africa) Registration Number (1986/004794/06) Authorised Financial Services Provider - Registered Credit Provider, Reg. No. NCRCP7


  • Only payment for rentals will qualify for the bonus. Separate payment for non-rental items such as ancillaries, damages, fines will not qualify for the Avios bonus.
    If the rental value is subsequently refunded by the British Airways co-brand finance card, the 250 bonus Avios will be debited from the Executive Club member's account.


    500 bonus Avios when you join Avis Preferred

    Join Avis Preferred through one of our Avis & British Airways partnership enrolment communications or at avisba.com/preferred. This way you will be asked to provide your Executive Club membership tier and your Executive club membership number and this information will be stored in your Preferred membership profile, ensuring you receive Avios on every rental you make.
    Please always remember to bring BOTH parts of your driver's licence if you have a new style picture one. It is essential that we check both parts for identification and driving endorsements. Sometimes our Avis Preferred members forget as they understandably assume that they don't need ANY paperwork, but we do need to be able to check a valid driving licence at each rental, so please bring it along.
    When you receive your Avis Preferred card you will also receive a voucher for 500 bonus Avios on your next Avis Preferred rental. Simply follow the booking instructions on the reverse of the voucher to qualify.


    Executive Club members are eligible for one free additional driver on every qualifying rental worldwide

    Simply make your reservation as normal. If you know you require an additional driver this can be requested at time of booking. Alternatively you can request an additional driver to be added when you collect your car.

    The additional driver must meet standard Avis age and driver requirements for that rental location. The additional driver must present a full valid driving licence (both parts if new style UK paper/picture card version; International Driving Permit if the driver's licence is in written in non Roman alphabet eg Greek / Arabic etc).

    Only one additional driver may be claimed free of charge per rental. Further additional drivers will be charged at time of rental at the appropriate rate published for that location. This benefit is available for British Airways Executive Club Members only, all membership tiers, booking on ba.com; avisba.com; BA Call Centres or Avis Call Centres using a BA Executive Club AWD: Gold N744400; Silver N744300; Bronze N284300; Blue N744100. Rentals booked by British Airways Executive Club Members using Avios or Avios & Money also qualify. Rentals made using Avis contracted (corporate/government) rates/AWDs, chauffeur drive, or van rentals do not qualify. Travel industry staff rates including BA and Avis employee programs, replacement/insurance rates, selected association programs, and net rate programs do not qualify.


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