BA Avios - Reward Flight Sale for Economy - World Traveller - half the avios required
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BA Avios - Reward Flight Sale for Economy - World Traveller - half the avios required

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Found 31st MayEdited by:"kanzzz"
This deal is not going to be for everyone, and may need some time invested, but IMO worth a post as I got a pretty good deal.

Some things to note:
- BA, economy, off-peak only
- Yes BA is rubbish, but tight arses like me can't be choosers.
- Good for open jaw, one way. Return flights are probably not great (I believe due to ridiculous taxes out of the UK)
- Never going to be amazing value with avios, but this makes things seem less bad.
- I personally booked the same route as the example below but for a different date. It's good if your plans/work are flexible.
- Again, this deal is not for everyone.

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Amazing price for a massive flight like that
What is the return like?
FreebieJeebie6 m ago

What is the return like?


OP shows the return flight
FreebieJeebie8 m ago

What is the return like?


Back to Hong Kong
Wow, 9750 Avios + £30! I love flying and travelling cheap, also love HK. I saw some basic tickets on the Norwegian website to Singapore (one way) and for around £140 and from there you can fly for around £30 to anywhere in the region.
I have around 60k avios, need to look into this sale properly.
... and how do I get to Hong Kong?
snowee3 m ago

... and how do I get to Hong Kong?


I think this is what I was meant to ask. Didn’t look at the details just the price.
snowee1 h, 8 m ago

... and how do I get to Hong Kong?


Pay extra to make this a non deal i expect ?
Great deal
Just a note that flying from Dublin can often be cheaper once you include a budget flight over from the UK
Personally think BA are brilliant always my first choice
bobjack834 m ago

Personally think BA are brilliant always my first choice


The resident site experts will soon be along to tell you different as it's full of travel experts and jetsetting students dont you know
Edited by: "waterloo" 31st May
Just googled avios. I assume it's very similar to a cashback site and you collect them when shopping at certain retailers then redeem on flights? Never knew about this so will have to start using it
Site seems to be a bit overloaded. Some parts of the site are returning an oops message and I cant access deals with avios because it detecting a login through another loyalty scheme of which Iam not a member. Might be wroth revisiting a couple hours when the servers are not as touch and go
bobjack8324 m ago

Personally think BA are brilliant always my first choice


I agree, I flew business with them last week to South Africa and it was a pleasant experience especially on the A380 on the way out.

I also use BA a couple of times a month from LCY and have 4x USA trips booked with them in various cabins over the next 6 months too. They are always my first choice and I don’t understand the negativity
waterloo30 m ago

The resident site experts will soon be along to tell you different as it's …The resident site experts will soon be along to tell you different as it's full of travel experts and jetsetting students dont you know


Haha i have flown with Virgin, United, Delta, US Air, Thompson’s to name a few and just absolutely love BA always feel safe on a BA plane
BA have gone down hill massively in the last 5 years now becoming a budget airline and no frills like Ryanair punishing even their frequent flyers for extras (baggan and food in short haul). Once a Golf member with them now I try to fly as little as possible as their attiftude stinks.
Just compare with Skyscanner and for two tickets to Singapore there is only £105 difference for the same flights.
tallphilc25 m ago

BA have gone down hill massively in the last 5 years now becoming a budget …BA have gone down hill massively in the last 5 years now becoming a budget airline and no frills like Ryanair punishing even their frequent flyers for extras (baggan and food in short haul). Once a Golf member with them now I try to fly as little as possible as their attiftude stinks.



A golf member,eh? Did you get your hole in one?
Hot thanks for the heads up.
I suspect this promotion in part is due to the recent closure of the Avios travel page avios.com/gb/en_gb/about-us/avios-travel-rewards-programme-is-changing

I use to be a fan of Airmiles as it once was, flying to Australia on miles alone, no taxes or additional cost. Then it became Avios, made it more geared up to travelling from London than other UK airport, charging extra for regional connections which use to be free.

The real value of Avios in my opinion is using them over South America with LAN/LATAM and I used a lot of my miles flying within Argentina, Chile, Peru, Brazil etc which are excellent value as domestic and international flights within South America are expensive.

Always worth checking the price of one way fares too as often this can be significant and it may make more sense to buy a return ticket as they can be just as expensive. Also worth checking routes from other EU destinations, a good tip mentioned already about Dublin. I fly from there a lot, far easier to connect up from there from the North West than London with numerous flights daily to and from Dublin.
Edited by: "rachelandgromit" 31st May
JJMPSP1 h, 34 m ago

Just googled avios. I assume it's very similar to a cashback site and you …Just googled avios. I assume it's very similar to a cashback site and you collect them when shopping at certain retailers then redeem on flights? Never knew about this so will have to start using it


Unless you get an Avios credit card, and spend a lot on it, or fly a lot with BA or other oneworld airlines it's probably not worth it, as you need A LOT of points to get anything decent.
bobjack831 h, 22 m ago

Haha i have flown with Virgin, United, Delta, US Air, Thompson’s to name a …Haha i have flown with Virgin, United, Delta, US Air, Thompson’s to name a few and just absolutely love BA always feel safe on a BA plane


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Had a look at New York or Boston return...a bargain for two people at 26,000 avios plus around £900 in taxes and carrier fees.

What a crock.

The HK deal the OP posted is great assuming you can get out there cheaply by some other means.
mikeey8421 m ago

Unless you get an Avios credit card, and spend a lot on it, or fly a lot …Unless you get an Avios credit card, and spend a lot on it, or fly a lot with BA or other oneworld airlines it's probably not worth it, as you need A LOT of points to get anything decent.


I run a delivery business and have 3 x vans. Tesco is our nearest petrol station so i convert all my points into Avios. Works ok for me
I want to go to Budapest end of November but prices for two of us in flights alone are £580 from Manchester! I’m from near the Scottish boarder so Manchester is as far as I’ll go in terms of airports. Anyone get these prices less?
Fan of BA over here, car seat and pram and a full baggage allowance when getting an infant ticket for peanuts
Bobb_Sinclairr27 m ago

I want to go to Budapest end of November but prices for two of us in …I want to go to Budapest end of November but prices for two of us in flights alone are £580 from Manchester! I’m from near the Scottish boarder so Manchester is as far as I’ll go in terms of airports. Anyone get these prices less?


Use skyscanner.

Manchester -> Budapest shouldn't cost anywhere near that much.

skyscanner.net/tra…=22


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Neiliboy1 h, 21 m ago

I run a delivery business and have 3 x vans. Tesco is our nearest petrol …I run a delivery business and have 3 x vans. Tesco is our nearest petrol station so i convert all my points into Avios. Works ok for me


Ok, should have added that clubcard convertion works too, but again most people don't have 3 works vans that I imagine spend a lot of time on the road, so would take a significant amount of time to build up enough Avios.
tallphilc3 h, 1 m ago

BA have gone down hill massively in the last 5 years now becoming a budget …BA have gone down hill massively in the last 5 years now becoming a budget airline and no frills like Ryanair punishing even their frequent flyers for extras (baggan and food in short haul). Once a Golf member with them now I try to fly as little as possible as their attiftude stinks.


Not true its fake news you are spreading
Mada063 h, 25 m ago

I agree, I flew business with them last week to South Africa and it was a …I agree, I flew business with them last week to South Africa and it was a pleasant experience especially on the A380 on the way out.I also use BA a couple of times a month from LCY and have 4x USA trips booked with them in various cabins over the next 6 months too. They are always my first choice and I don’t understand the negativity


City the best airport in the world for me and i love to fly using the Embraer 190 on these short trips ok its costs me a bit more to fly from city but well worth the extra and when you are getting on abit it's not always about the price
Edited by: "waterloo" 31st May
Great find OP. Now just need to find a cheap-ish one way flight to SE Asia / HKG... Thailand maybe? Avios for short haul Asia is really good value too.
mmquokka31st May

Great find OP. Now just need to find a cheap-ish one way flight to SE Asia …Great find OP. Now just need to find a cheap-ish one way flight to SE Asia / HKG... Thailand maybe? Avios for short haul Asia is really good value too.


Norwegian LGW to SIN is around £180 as a standard and probably the best value going round.
tallphilc3 h, 45 m ago

BA have gone down hill massively in the last 5 years now becoming a budget …BA have gone down hill massively in the last 5 years now becoming a budget airline and no frills like Ryanair punishing even their frequent flyers for extras (baggan and food in short haul). Once a Golf member with them now I try to fly as little as possible as their attiftude stinks.


doesn't sound like your attiftude is much better.
A1342 m ago

doesn't sound like your attiftude is much better.


Funny
tallphilc11 h, 17 m ago

BA have gone down hill massively in the last 5 years now becoming a budget …BA have gone down hill massively in the last 5 years now becoming a budget airline and no frills like Ryanair punishing even their frequent flyers for extras (baggan and food in short haul). Once a Golf member with them now I try to fly as little as possible as their attiftude stinks.


Your 100% right and their BOB introduction and shoving more seats in is a perfect example of this. Only thing still worth using BA for is lounge access as a silver
waterloo8 h, 15 m ago

City the best airport in the world for me and i love to fly using the …City the best airport in the world for me and i love to fly using the Embraer 190 on these short trips ok its costs me a bit more to fly from city but well worth the extra and when you are getting on abit it's not always about the price


The problem I find with City is that it's not very efficient after you land. It's not uncommon to be sitting on the plane for 15-20 mins while another plane pulls in to the stand next to you and everything grinds to a halt. A bit annoying when it's primary an airport for business and you want to get home quickly.
BA is fine, perhaps "rubbish" is not fair. I just feel when you factor in their standard pricing, which is generally more than the much better all round experience of the Gulf airlines (Qatar, Emirates, Etihad) you are paying more for less. I was surprised at how uncomfortable BA's A380 seats were compared to Emirates equivalent. Look up seat pitches of both. It's hard to go back to BA, so I only do when I have to (avios).

Bit of a write up on the deal here.
headforpoints.com/201…le/

"The problem, of course, is that even at half price most of these deals remain poor. Should I want to go sandboarding in Dubai, for example, it will cost me 13,000 Avios + £259 on an off-peak date. Cash tickets can often be had for £295 to £325 which means that the redemption is still a bad deal unless you need the flexibility to cancel if needed.

That said, do the maths. If you are travelling in high season it may still make sense. Whilst economy redemptions are usually not great value long-haul, this offer would make sense if a cash ticket would otherwise set you back £550 – £600 or so. This would value your Avios points at 1p each which is fine by us."
For reference, as people were asking about the HK deal above:
  • Hong Kong (round trip) for 19,500 Avios +£341.35 (peak 30,000 Avios).

To me this is not good.Taxes ex LHR are 10x more than ex HKG? Ridiculous. The one way 9750 + 30GBP is good for me as I'll be in SE Asia anyway and will need to come back at some stage. Hence my comment in OG post about potential value to some for one way redemptions.
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