REMINDER: SAVE your unused Airmiles/Avios account from expiring TODAY by buying £30 of Avios (Airmiles) online TODAY
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REMINDER: SAVE your unused Airmiles/Avios account from expiring TODAY by buying £30 of Avios (Airmiles) online TODAY

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Found 31st Dec 2011
If you have an Airmiles/Avios account that hasn't been used in the last 30 months (no new miles added) it will expire at midnight tonight, losing whatever balance of miles/avios you had. To prevent this from happening you need to credit at least one mile to your account. I looked at the options - Tesco Clubcard vouchers take up to 28 days to be credited for instance - and figured that the safest and quickest way for last-minute punters like me to save our unused miles/avios is to buy the minimum quantity of 2,000 avios online today for £30:

avios.com/my-…ios

So, if you have an old Airmiles/Avios account with a decent balance that you haven't used for a while, today is your last chance to stop the robbing gits* from robbing you even more!

* The merger of BA and Iberia has given BA an excuse to change Airmiles into Avios, with each old 'mile' being worth ten new 'Avios' - which sounds great, but you need ten times as many Avios for the same journey, so no change there. The real reason for the change is that with Avios taxes and charges are no longer included - the robbing gits at BA are changing the scheme because the even bigger robbing gits in the government have whacked up Air Passenger Duty so much (thanks Gordon and Tony) that it was costing BA a fortune. Even so, in my case I had 1,800 unused miles (18,000 avios), and even under the new rules they're still worth saving. Maybe yours are too, so act today if you need to!

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Looks like it's already expired

"Sorry, your Avios account has closed, as you've not used it in over three years.

We'd love to have you back - just collect one Avios and we'll re-open your account. It will have your old account number but the Avios you've lost won't be available."

Like you said "robbing gits".

This could be so so helpful to me!

However I have an account that may have expired if your up on this do you know if there's a chance to reconnect as I have 7000odd airmiles!

Also as of January 6th 2.50 clubcard points will be redeemable for 1000avios miles!

Just use their link to buy something from ebay,play or one of the many others and this will earn you a couple of points.

I had 1000's of air miles but all you could book from was their brochure and their prices worked the same as elsewhere. I just let them expire anyway, no great loss IMO.

Still worth having you can use them in Europe £27 return +miles and nothing else to pay, but as said all collectors have been robbed

Just checked my account which had 2015 airmiles....EXPIRED! The thieves closed my account without even telling me. Are they not entitled to email the account holders before taking such measures?

itsisnot

Just use their link to buy something from ebay,play or one of the many … Just use their link to buy something from ebay,play or one of the many others and this will earn you a couple of points.


Will this work or do I have to spend £30?

Any credit to your account works.

avoint

Any credit to your account works.


Yes, but they don't show up for 35 days if you get them by buying from another site.

Where is the information about this from? I cannot see any reference to a 30 month period on their web-site, just the normal 36 month period within which you have to have some activity.

if you make a purchase thriugh their online shop, your points will expire but then reactivate when the 35 days is up and your credit goes on as it backdates from the time you make the purchase. THIS IS 100 PERCENT ACCURATE.

Airmiles are worthless. I had thousands but rarely managed to redeem any. If you want to go somewhere that nobody else likes at a time when nobody else wants to go then you are sorted. Otherwise forget it there are never any available seats because they would rather sell them to paying customers.

In other words Airmiles (and no doubt Avios) only allow you to use a seat which would otherwise have remained empty anyway. Even that could be just about tolerable when they were free to redeem. Now you have to pay whacking fees and taxes on top, waste of time.

the change to avios has been for the worst imo, the flights used to be free but now on flights you pay huge taxes n fees a trip to america woud still cost me 50,000 miles and have to part with close to 500 quid.
Jusy going to save mine and hopefully use it to book a hotel at somepoint.

Hello, this is Emily from Avios.

After receiving a few calls into our contact centre regarding this, I would like to assure all of our customers that this is certainly not the case.

The only time an account would expire is if a Member has not earned or redeemed or purchased Avios for 36 consecutive months. At this point all Avios that have accrued to that date will expire. We will always contact our customers giving 6 months notice before the account expires.

Any accounts that have expired would have done so due to no collection taking place, as specified in our Terms and Conditions.

If you have any further questions regarding the scheme, please feel free to contact us directly on 0844 49 333 49 or visit our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Thanks.

Edited by: "Avios_Emily" 31st Dec 2011

Absolute con.
This week's star deal
Val d'lsere, France
From 18,000 Avios + £499 pp

I can find better and cheaper without the Avios.

Going down...

Avios_Emily

Hello, this is Emily from Avios. After receiving a few calls into our … Hello, this is Emily from Avios. After receiving a few calls into our contact centre regarding this, I would like to assure all of our customers that this is certainly not the case. The only time an account would expire is if a Member has not earned or redeemed or purchased Avios for 36 consecutive months. At this point all Avios that have accrued to that date will expire. We will always contact our customers giving 6 months notice before the account expires. Any accounts that have expired would have done so due to no collection taking place, as specified in our Terms and Conditions.Thanks.



So if you buy something from say play.com today and the points credit in the 35 days but in the mean time my account has closed, will it re-open the account and I keep my original points, having added to my points collection within the time limit but Avios just not adding them?

Why close the account anyway? How hard is it just to leave them alone.

Avios_Emily

Hello, this is Emily from Avios. After receiving a few calls into our … Hello, this is Emily from Avios. After receiving a few calls into our contact centre regarding this, I would like to assure all of our customers that this is certainly not the case. The only time an account would expire is if a Member has not earned or redeemed or purchased Avios for 36 consecutive months. At this point all Avios that have accrued to that date will expire. We will always contact our customers giving 6 months notice before the account expires. Any accounts that have expired would have done so due to no collection taking place, as specified in our Terms and Conditions.Thanks.



That's a very pleasant change - someone from a business taking the time to register and talk to their customers.
Thanks

you could always exchange for their 'experinces/days out' no fees with them.

NightRider

Just checked my account which had 2015 airmiles....EXPIRED! The thieves … Just checked my account which had 2015 airmiles....EXPIRED! The thieves closed my account without even telling me. Are they not entitled to email the account holders before taking such measures?


Most reward systems have expiry rules. In an ideal world those points shouldn't expire, but it's a cash-flow risk for the businesses that run them. Always read the T&C carefully when joining or when they are changed.

I was saving air miles for flights but no with taxes having to be paid, it's not worth it.

The points I have will be used for days out, hotels etc

It depends where your flying from - Regional Airports score with the new system..

I'm in Aberdeen and the only place I could really get for a reasonable amount of airmiles was within the UK (750 airmiles). I could add another 500 Airmiles & that would then get me as far as Paris (so 1250 Airmiles).

With the new system however I can now get (& have booked) flights from Aberdeen to Nice for 9000 "Avios" (the equivelant of 900 Airmiles) plus £27.

So I've got flights from Aberdeen to Nice (via London) for myself, the wifie & 2 kids for 3600 Avios + £108.

Getting anywhere in Europe aint cheap from sunny Aberdeen so for me its a good deal.

Edited by: "Tomb" 31st Dec 2011

ultrak3wl

Airmiles are worthless. I had thousands but rarely managed to redeem any. … Airmiles are worthless. I had thousands but rarely managed to redeem any. If you want to go somewhere that nobody else likes at a time when nobody else wants to go then you are sorted. Otherwise forget it there are never any available seats because they would rather sell them to paying customers. In other words Airmiles (and no doubt Avios) only allow you to use a seat which would otherwise have remained empty anyway. Even that could be just about tolerable when they were free to redeem. Now you have to pay whacking fees and taxes on top, waste of time.


If you want to give me the account I'd be happy to use them!

Ordered a case of wine.
Goodbye forever Avios.

May I suggest that it may be worth your while looking at e-rewards.co.uk. I do an occasional survey and then when I need or want to I convert my rewards to BA miles (Avios). This way I don't need to worry about not flying and losing my miles. Here's their website blurb.
Welcome—earnings and Rewards are waiting!
Welcome to e-Rewards, the programme that values your time. You'll earn Opinion Points for participating in market research surveys that are selected to match your interests. You can redeem your earnings for BA Miles and use them toward purchasing flights and flight upgrades.

Every year I exchange £700 and 200,000 Avios (BA Miles) for £13,000 of Business Class flights.

Works for me!

I was collecting air miles for over 15 years and had a sizeable balance. i received a warning from airmiles about inactivity on my account and took steps to rectify, such that the account was kept open. The first i heard of avios taking over was on a bbc news article. i have never received any emails, post or other correspondence telling me what i needed to do to keep my milage balance. This morning i tried to check my airmiles balance on their website only to find out it had been shut and was redirected to avios website where my account wasnt recognised. I appear to have lost my entire balance of miles through no fault of my own. Absolutely disgraceful.

I have been trying to access my account but with no success. Please I need some help, can you help?.

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shelan

I have been trying to access my account but with no success. Please I … I have been trying to access my account but with no success. Please I need some help, can you help?.



You'd be best to phone them up and ask.

I have some airmiles I didn't use, am I still able to use them, my husband has some also that have not been used yet. What do we do about using them together.

I would like to know how many airmiles I have in my account please, and are they still valid.
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