50% fewer Avios - book a reward flight in our economy (World Traveller) or premium economy (World Traveller Plus) cabins at BA
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50% fewer Avios - book a reward flight in our economy (World Traveller) or premium economy (World Traveller Plus) cabins at BA

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Expires on 21/11/2019Posted 7th Nov
For a limited time only, you can use 50% fewer Avios to explore the world.

Simply book a reward flight in our economy (World Traveller) or premium economy (World Traveller Plus) cabins before 21 November 2019, for travel between 7 November 2019 and 30 April 2020.

New York (return) 13,000 avios (or 26,000 avios in premium economy)

Mumbai (return) 16,250 avios (or 32,500 avios in premium economy)

Los Angeles (return) 19,500 avios (or 39,000 avios in premium economy)

Johannesburg (return) 19,500 avios (or 39,000 avios in premium economy)

Plus many more routes....

Alternatively, for a more premium experience, you can fly in our business (Club World) or First cabins, for 10% fewer Avios.
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Can find a flight but the cost of the taxes/charges is almost as much as I can buy the flight for without using any avios
Forest_Green_Rover07/11/2019 08:25

Booked return flights with Avios two days back


It’s £35 p/p to cancel. If there’s still availability, then it may be worth booking again/cancel existing booking (depending on travel class and destination, and if you value the saved Avios more than £35).
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Booked return flights with Avios two days back
If you can get a flight, then this is an excellent deal
Forest_Green_Rover07/11/2019 08:25

Booked return flights with Avios two days back


It’s £35 p/p to cancel. If there’s still availability, then it may be worth booking again/cancel existing booking (depending on travel class and destination, and if you value the saved Avios more than £35).
Ok if you can find a flight
Can find a flight but the cost of the taxes/charges is almost as much as I can buy the flight for without using any avios
Got excited for a minute. But then saw it's only 10% reduction for BC

My experience has been Long Haul economy is rarely worthwhile with Avios. Once you factor in taxes, usually you may aswell just pay for a ticket. Of course there are exceptions, one way tickets, if you can find availability during peak periods. But in the vast majority of cases it doesn't make sense.

Long haul BC and short haul economy (with RFS) are usually the only tickets that make sense via Avios.
This makes rubbish only slightly less rubbish.

The charges that BA apply to avios economy redemptions is usually more than it would cost to just buy a cash ticket during the sales. BAs fees on an economy flight to US east coast is about 270, plus the value of the avios. Absolute trash tier.
Do people buy the avois points, I have about £28 worth to convert in my quidco account.
The best use of Avios is to upgrade a ticket rather then buy one, which is basically the same rule on most airline schemes.

You buy an economy and use the points to get you to PE or buy PE and go BC.

These offers are on high competition routes where you can often find cheap tickets so they are looking to get bums on seats and those Avios out of your account!

With in each "class" of travel BA issues various tickets with varying restrictions.
Edited by: "groenleader" 7th Nov
Mentos07/11/2019 09:46

Got excited for a minute. But then saw it's only 10% reduction for BC Got excited for a minute. But then saw it's only 10% reduction for BC My experience has been Long Haul economy is rarely worthwhile with Avios. Once you factor in taxes, usually you may aswell just pay for a ticket. Of course there are exceptions, one way tickets, if you can find availability during peak periods. But in the vast majority of cases it doesn't make sense.Long haul BC and short haul economy (with RFS) are usually the only tickets that make sense via Avios.


What is economy with RFS?
I've got 500k agios accumulated over 15 years with no redemptions..young kids means BA redemptions in school time.seem none existent. So been thinking about doing some long haul PE to club world.upgrades at some point
RFS = reward flight saver. You pay a small amount of cash plus avios instead of all the fees and charges. I'm told it's a poor value redemption but you may not care if you have a vast number of accumulated points.
mgk07/11/2019 11:25

What is economy with RFS?I've got 500k agios accumulated over 15 years …What is economy with RFS?I've got 500k agios accumulated over 15 years with no redemptions..young kids means BA redemptions in school time.seem none existent. So been thinking about doing some long haul PE to club world.upgrades at some point



RFS = Reward Flight Saver:

britishairways.com/en-…SON

Basically smaller flat fee rather than paying taxes and carrier charges. Making short haul economy worthwhile on occasion.

BA commit to releasing at least 4 economy and 2 BC seats per flight. These are released 355 days in advance so during peak periods they go fast. They will sometimes release further seats through the year.

Obviously not great as 355 days before you grab the outbound then have to wait for the seats on the return date to open up. If you miss them you have to get an economy return or pay for a one way ticket :/ But it did work for us before we had the kids as we could avoid peak periods or be flexible with the length of the holiday.

Now there are 3 of us (soon to be 4 when the baby hits 2) sniping seats on release is no longer an option, as there are only 2 BC seats released

Instead I use rewardflightfinder.com to find seats. They don't always pop up, but sometimes you get lucky. Also I try less popular routes which are close to where I want to go. So for example I might fly BC to India, tag on a few days holiday there and then use a cheap flight to get to the main holiday destination.

In short it's a PITA. But was worthwhile when I used to get upgrade vouchers from my card company and bonus points by through new customer offers with Amex Gold/etc. Now its so difficult to collect Avios I'll probably use up my remaining points and move on
Mentos07/11/2019 11:47

RFS = Reward Flight …RFS = Reward Flight Saver:https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/executive-club/spending-avios/reward-flights?DM1_Channel=AFF&DM1_Campaign=UKI_GB_EN_PHG_ALWAYSON&DM1_Site=PHG&utm_source=PHG&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=UKI_GB_EN_PHG_ALWAYSONBasically smaller flat fee rather than paying taxes and carrier charges. Making short haul economy worthwhile on occasion. BA commit to releasing at least 4 economy and 2 BC seats per flight. These are released 355 days in advance so during peak periods they go fast. They will sometimes release further seats through the year.Obviously not great as 355 days before you grab the outbound then have to wait for the seats on the return date to open up. If you miss them you have to get an economy return or pay for a one way ticket :/ But it did work for us before we had the kids as we could avoid peak periods or be flexible with the length of the holiday.Now there are 3 of us (soon to be 4 when the baby hits 2) sniping seats on release is no longer an option, as there are only 2 BC seats released Instead I use https://rewardflightfinder.com to find seats. They don't always pop up, but sometimes you get lucky. Also I try less popular routes which are close to where I want to go. So for example I might fly BC to India, tag on a few days holiday there and then use a cheap flight to get to the main holiday destination.In short it's a PITA. But was worthwhile when I used to get upgrade vouchers from my card company and bonus points by through new customer offers with Amex Gold/etc. Now its so difficult to collect Avios I'll probably use up my remaining points and move on


Thanks for the info dont.suppose you know if the 2 BC seats per flight is for agios redemptions and the upgrade with miles option?

I was also considering getting the BA AMEX to get a companion voucher as that gets you a second seat for free even when redeeming agios if I have interpreted correctly

Will.take a look at the website you linked
cheers
Mentos07/11/2019 11:47

RFS = Reward Flight …RFS = Reward Flight Saver:https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/executive-club/spending-avios/reward-flights?DM1_Channel=AFF&DM1_Campaign=UKI_GB_EN_PHG_ALWAYSON&DM1_Site=PHG&utm_source=PHG&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=UKI_GB_EN_PHG_ALWAYSONBasically smaller flat fee rather than paying taxes and carrier charges. Making short haul economy worthwhile on occasion. BA commit to releasing at least 4 economy and 2 BC seats per flight. These are released 355 days in advance so during peak periods they go fast. They will sometimes release further seats through the year.Obviously not great as 355 days before you grab the outbound then have to wait for the seats on the return date to open up. If you miss them you have to get an economy return or pay for a one way ticket :/ But it did work for us before we had the kids as we could avoid peak periods or be flexible with the length of the holiday.Now there are 3 of us (soon to be 4 when the baby hits 2) sniping seats on release is no longer an option, as there are only 2 BC seats released Instead I use https://rewardflightfinder.com to find seats. They don't always pop up, but sometimes you get lucky. Also I try less popular routes which are close to where I want to go. So for example I might fly BC to India, tag on a few days holiday there and then use a cheap flight to get to the main holiday destination.In short it's a PITA. But was worthwhile when I used to get upgrade vouchers from my card company and bonus points by through new customer offers with Amex Gold/etc. Now its so difficult to collect Avios I'll probably use up my remaining points and move on


............Adios to Avios
mgk07/11/2019 12:25

Thanks for the info dont.suppose you know if the 2 BC seats per flight is …Thanks for the info dont.suppose you know if the 2 BC seats per flight is for agios redemptions and the upgrade with miles option?I was also considering getting the BA AMEX to get a companion voucher as that gets you a second seat for free even when redeeming agios if I have interpreted correctly Will.take a look at the website you linkedcheers



Its for Avios redemptions. Upgrade with miles are separate I believe and not available on al flights.

I used to have Lloyds duo, that gave me 0% forex and Avios with an Upgrade voucher for £7k spend. As I do a lot of Forex it worked perfectly for me. But Amex ditched third party cards when they lost their EU case against payment processing rates, so the terms on that card are now crap

I also used to juggle the Amex Gold to boost our points (Join, collect the new customer bonus Avios, refer my wife and cancel my card so she could refer me again in 6 months). But they've made the terms on that much worse aswell

If you have the Avios already, then definitely worth trying to get the companion vouchers to make the Avios go as far as possible.
thanks for the post! voted heat
Holy shirt! Excellent deal!
Avios is worth it for short haul. Taking the family to Costa del Sol at start of school summer holidays for £110 all in return
Edited by: "The_Bounty_Bear" 7th Nov
Thanks!
groenleader07/11/2019 10:17

The best use of Avios is to upgrade a ticket rather then buy one, which is …The best use of Avios is to upgrade a ticket rather then buy one, which is basically the same rule on most airline schemes.You buy an economy and use the points to get you to PE or buy PE and go BC.These offers are on high competition routes where you can often find cheap tickets so they are looking to get bums on seats and those Avios out of your account! With in each "class" of travel BA issues various tickets with varying restrictions.



Using Avios for RFS on short haul flights can be good value, but as others have said using then to purchase a long haul ticket isn't normally good value.

Using them to upgrade is generally viewed as the best value, with the higher starting fare classes being best value (ie buy a J ticket and then UUA to F).
mgk07/11/2019 12:25

Thanks for the info dont.suppose you know if the 2 BC seats per flight is …Thanks for the info dont.suppose you know if the 2 BC seats per flight is for agios redemptions and the upgrade with miles option?I was also considering getting the BA AMEX to get a companion voucher as that gets you a second seat for free even when redeeming agios if I have interpreted correctly Will.take a look at the website you linkedcheers


Let me know if you need a referral code for extra miles
Fly one way from Hong Kong, taxes aren't very much.

You may have to be in Hong Kong first though.
pdrydenuk07/11/2019 19:01

Let me know if you need a referral code for extra miles


i do need as need to buy flight to europe pls
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