British Airways Car Rental Partnership
Avis is proud to be the exclusive car rental partner for British Airways.
Avis offers all British Airways customers the highest quality service with further benefits including offers, extra added value and promotions. All customers will enjoy competitive prices and preferential service with further exclusive benefits for Executive Club Members.
Exclusive Executive Club benefits
As an Executive Club Member you will enjoy competitive prices, experience preferential service and clock up Avios with Avis.
- Earn 1 Avios per $1 spent on Avis car rental, minimum 500 Avios per rental, worldwide.
- Join Avis Preferred for the fastest way to rent a car and receive 500 bonus Avios on your first Avis Preferred rental plus a complimentary car upgrade on your next rental.
- Rent with Avis four times or more in a calendar year and receive 750 bonus Avios.
- 250 bonus Avios when you pay for your Avis rental using your co-brand British Airways finance card (participating cards only).
- Free additional driver with every rental, worldwide.
- Competitive rental rates worldwide - book using your Executive Club membership number to ensure you obtain the best price available.
- Discounted Prestige Meet & Greet at London Heathrow.
- Exclusively for Gold Executive Club Members and other customers by invitation only, free use of our Priority Rental Service at London Heathrow T5. To use this service, you must be an Avis®Preferred® Service Member.
Flexibility for all British Airways customers
Avis offers competitive rates worldwide as well as the flexibility on how you pay. You can choose to either pay for your rental when you make your reservation or pay later, when you drop off the car.
Impeccable service for all British Airways customers
- Dedicated website for on-line bookings - www.avisba.com.
- The Avis Preferred 3 minute promise at over 500 European locations.
- Rapid car return in as little as 60 seconds.
- Easy to understand rental agreements in your language.
- Exclusive offers and added value promotions throughout the year.
Please visit our partnership website: www.avisba.com for all the latest deals
Terms and Conditions
To qualify for the standard 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, chauffeur drive, or van rentals do not qualify for Avios. Travel industry staff rates including BA and Avis employee programmes, replacement/insurance rates, selected association programmes, and net rate programmes 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 1 Avios per $1 spent on Avis car rental
Avis will award 3 Avios per £1 spent (equivalent to at least 1 Avios per $1) on 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 and 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 will be credited or debited from the Executive Club Member's account as necessary.
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 2011 and closes on 4th January 2012 will be counted in the 2011 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 Centers or Avis Call Centers) 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 November 2011):
- 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.
- British Airways Mastercard issued by Standard Bank (South Africa)
- 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)
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.
Only qualifying rentals will earn the 250 Avios bonus i.e. 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.
500 bonus Avios when you join Avis Preferred.
Join Avis Preferred through one of our Avis & British Airways partnership enrolment communications or at www.avisba.com. 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 BA Miles 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's 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 card you will also receive a voucher for 500 bonus Avios on your first Avis Preferred rental. Simply follow the booking instructions on the reverse of the voucher to qualify.
Avis Preferred '3 Minute Promise' - 2000 bonus Avios if we take longer!
Exclusively for British Airways Executive Club Members who are also Avis Preferred members, if Avis does not achieve its '3 Minute Promise' then the customer has the option of taking the usual £20/€20 retail voucher OR a voucher for 2000 bonus Avios. That's the Avis Promise. The Avis Preferred '3 minute Promise' is available at almost 500 participating locations across Europe.
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.