50% off avios redemptions on BA from LHR and LGW. Book by 17th Dec, Fly by 30th June
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50% off avios redemptions on BA from LHR and LGW. Book by 17th Dec, Fly by 30th June

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Found 4th Dec 2017
Great deal on all avios flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick. World Traveller ONLY (so only longhaul economy).

Few examples.... these are RETURN avios values.. (All PLUS taxes)

Boston 13,000 (was 26,000)
Dubai 13,000 (was 26,000)
Fort Lauderdale 16,250 (was 32,500)
Hong Kong 19,500 (was 39,000)
Johannesburg 16,250 (was 32,500)
Los Angeles 16,250 (was 32,500)
New York 13,000 (was 26,000)
Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) 16,250 (was 32,500)
Shanghai 19,500 (was 39,000)
Tampa 16,250 (was 32,500)
Toronto 13,000 (was 26,000)
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It's never a good use of miles to use them on economy unless you want something last minute that would otherwise be quite expensive and there's redemption availability
stevemack9 m ago

It's never a good use of miles to use them on economy unless you want …It's never a good use of miles to use them on economy unless you want something last minute that would otherwise be quite expensive and there's redemption availability


Or if you want to fly one-way. BA cash fares are ridiculously uncompetitive for one-way flights, but Avios fares are just half the points of a return.
The title should state its on economy or world traveller only. Otherwise a bit misleading.
So is this not a good deal?
Only have 12,000 😩
Seems a good deal until you see that they are still charging for taxes. Priced up Dubai.
65000 points. . £1200 taxes 👎
Redeeming avios on economy longhaul is stupid, you still pay the majority of the ticket as taxes and fees. Use them for shorthaul or buy the longhaul ticket outright and then use you avios to upgrade to premium economy or business. This deal gives bad advice, it is is exactly what BA want you to do.
.....and you will get on the plane last.
Agreed worse use of avios
I've never really collected avios and opt for cashback where possible.

What's the most effective way of spending the points?
There are a couple of really good deals, destination and time of year wise, in there if you look closely.

Some fares such as LHR-LAX can be picked up for £461 Vs. 16k Avios + £394 so you're better off paying cash here to be honest and you'll earn tier points and a few 1000 Avios on the cash booking.
Got 80k worth of miles, just gonna keep collecting until the kids are out of school and then we can go business class to Australia or somewhere long haul like that
spicy_gal1 h, 12 m ago

Got 80k worth of miles, just gonna keep collecting until the kids are out …Got 80k worth of miles, just gonna keep collecting until the kids are out of school and then we can go business class to Australia or somewhere long haul like that


Not sure how many you'll need, but I would assume around 125,000 per adult + £454 taxes/surcharges (LHR-SYD) and 150,000 + £253 (SYD-LHR).

Expensive route to Australia, assuming of course you can ever find seats.

There are other options cash wise that might end up cheaper, or using Avios to reduce the cash cost with BA.
Kind of off topic but I've always thought about using my tesco clubcard vouchers to get avios points, is it worth cashing them out to avios points? What's the best way to use them? I have approx £450 worth of clubcard vouchers

I normally book holidays separately using skyscanner and a hotel website so always go for the cheapest option
yus78645 m ago

Kind of off topic but I've always thought about using my tesco clubcard …Kind of off topic but I've always thought about using my tesco clubcard vouchers to get avios points, is it worth cashing them out to avios points? What's the best way to use them? I have approx £450 worth of clubcard vouchersI normally book holidays separately using skyscanner and a hotel website so always go for the cheapest option


I have started using them for uber as you get 3 x value.
If you do go for this, check the price of the economy ticket. You will see then how much you are actaully "saving" I target to get over 1p value per point, my last redemption was economy to Belfast and got 7p per point and the one before was business to NYC and got 2.95p per avios.
in theory you can use avios to pay for food and drink onboard, probably a better use of them if you normally buy BA food and drink.
Using them to say a few pounds off the standard price also makes sense.
I just bought 12 bottles of Proseco, 6 bottles of Argentinian Malbec and 6 bottles of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc with my Avios. They're supposed to be for Christmas, but they may not last that long (BTW, the wine is from Laithwaites and it's very good )
DUB - JFK / EWR or BOS for 26k Avios plus €100 return in the Y cabin on Aer Lingus, with the bonus of US CBP pre-clearance in Dublin. Pick up a cheap return to DUB and you're very much quids in versus forking out a pile of cash on a redemption with BA ex-UK.
Edited by: "PortillosPoncefst" 13th Dec 2017
buy 1-way from HKG-LHR.
to get there maybe use LGW-SIN from Norwegian.
If you have a 241 amex voucher, you may want to consider doing one way for a journey in club world (biz) outbound if available - then redeem the return journey for the 50% off promo. This is how I'm flying for two people, to Hong Kong off peak.…about 100k avios, + ~£1100.
Ahhh if only this was for CW/F. Never fly WT/WT+
Have a BA First addiction as a result of Avios 🙈
As Portillos states, if you're going to fly economy, then long-haul ex-DUB on Aer Lingus is just about the only way you'll get reasonable value for your Avios as you're not getting ripped off with BA level service charges and taxes.

If you're looking short haul then Reward Flight Saver fares (i.e within Europe) still offer >1p/avios value, as well as short haul overseas routes with no or low taxes (e.g internal flights in US, Japan).
yus7864th Dec

Kind of off topic but I've always thought about using my tesco clubcard …Kind of off topic but I've always thought about using my tesco clubcard vouchers to get avios points, is it worth cashing them out to avios points? What's the best way to use them? I have approx £450 worth of clubcard vouchersI normally book holidays separately using skyscanner and a hotel website so always go for the cheapest option


Don't trade them for Avios until you have a very clear plan about how you would use them (i.e Avios / cash cost of where you want to go; whether it is good value compared to a straight cash fare and using the Clubcard vouchers for other uses etc).

Never use Avios on hotels and other services as the value per point offered is terrible.
Bad idea to fly BA in the first place.
stave848 h, 54 m ago

Ahhh if only this was for CW/F. Never fly WT/WT+Have a BA First addiction …Ahhh if only this was for CW/F. Never fly WT/WT+Have a BA First addiction as a result of Avios 🙈


Agree! First went first with Avios for our Honeymoon to NYC, bargain when combined with Amex companion voucher.

I've since been a few times in F and have managed to not fly below CW since, that won't last forever though! If I keep flying for work the way I do though then my miles will keep racking up. Although only got 205k at the moment so not anywhere near what I had at maximum!

And to reiterate, using them for WT redemptions are really bad value. Read the headforpoints.com website for tips on the best way to spend them. It will explain everything you need to know.
Dehero I was going to signpost HFP myself. 5years in and going strong!
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