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avios are doing 50% bonus on buying avios points

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Found 23rd Feb 2015
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as a non regular traveler with avios points i have no idea how to use it or redeem the points.

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chigger1

as a non regular traveler with avios points i have no idea how to use it … as a non regular traveler with avios points i have no idea how to use it or redeem the points.


you just go on to the avios site avios.com or ba.com and there will be a tab somewhere saying spending points see if they have any flights you want and if you have the points. I find that if you book well in advance you get them. But you need to be quick.
Edited by: "thankshotdeals" 24th Feb 2015

I did a quick calculation based on a 25,000 Avios miles redemption long haul flight. Even with the "Free bonus" this comes out to £273 compared to £300 cash fare for selected Sept dates. I only compared on a particular route but given cash fares have significantly more seat availability, there doesn't seem much advantage to purchasing the extra Avios miles.

terryk247

I did a quick calculation based on a 25,000 Avios miles redemption long … I did a quick calculation based on a 25,000 Avios miles redemption long haul flight. Even with the "Free bonus" this comes out to £273 compared to £300 cash fare for selected Sept dates. I only compared on a particular route but given cash fares have significantly more seat availability, there doesn't seem much advantage to purchasing the extra Avios miles.



I quite agree and even using the avios points, you still have to pay a huge amount of tax as well. Unless you just need a few to top up, I really don't understand anyone buying them even at 100% bonus free, especially long haul

I found the only best way to use avios for european flights(with BA) as if i remember you dont pay any extra taxes unlike worldwide flights.

with avios its more worthwhile using them for higher classed seats for example.

I just priced up a 1st class trip in oct to NYC cash price with BA direct is £6745.
with avios its 120000miles+£513 tax

so at the mo if you purchase 35000 miles + 50% bonus each mile is costing you 1.1p (£575 for the miles).
if you were able to purchase enough miles to book with avios 120000*1.1p = £1320 + tax of £513 so £1833

I appreciate the fact you cant buy 120000 miles out right but i used this calculation to give you an idea that often avios can be cheaper as if you could take this route your £6745 1st class ticket to NYC would cost you £1833 via avios

archer1204

I found the only best way to use avios for european flights(with BA) as … I found the only best way to use avios for european flights(with BA) as if i remember you dont pay any extra taxes unlike worldwide flights.



You do pay charges, just a fixed amount depending on the zone you fly to.

stephenashforth

You do pay charges, just a fixed amount depending on the zone you fly to.


So i just went back to see if any changes as it was a while ago since i used them.First i am talking about BA avios a single flight to paris 4500 avios+£17.50 so a return would be 9000+£35 so there are some charges but you can fly to berlin etc for only 9000+£35.

They are giving this as a sweetener because they are upping the points cost for lots of people from April and dropping the number of points some can get from buying flights. Basically making avios a worse proposition for infrequent flyers. Check out the member are of their site for details.
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