Sale 1/6: 50% off Avios on Long haul flights inc New York, Dubai Rtn with BA e.g 20,000 avios instead of 40,000 (other 5 sales listed)
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Sale 1/6: 50% off Avios on Long haul flights inc New York, Dubai Rtn with BA e.g 20,000 avios instead of 40,000 (other 5 sales listed)

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Found 6th Jan 2014
Flash Sale just started on Avios.

50% off Avios on Long haul flights

Make your Avios go a whole lot further with 50% off Avios on flights to Boston, Denver, Shanghai, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Dubai and Washington with British Airways e.g New York or Dubai return is 20,000 Avios instead of the usual 40,000

Here's the schedule of sales:
50% off Avios required for long-haul flights – noon Mon 6 to noon Wed 8
25% off car hire – noon Wed 8 to noon Fri 10
50% off hotel bookings – noon Fri 10 to noon Mon 13
Reward Flight Saver tickets reduced to £1 – noon Mon 13 to noon Wed 15
50% off hotel bookings – noon Wed 15 to noon Fri 17
40% off Eurostar – noon Fri 17 to noon Mon 20th

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thanks. Have 1000s of avios

available for less than 48 hours until the new sale comes online...

Can these offers be had via Tesco clucard?

thewhirlwind

Can these offers be had via Tesco clucard?



Yes but it's unlikely you would get the points credited to the account before the sale ends I don't think.

thewhirlwind

Can these offers be had via Tesco clucard?



Yep.. but you need to exchange them first... takes a while so you will most likely have missed the deal by the time your points have been converted.

Original Poster

Here's the schedule of sales for Avios

50% off Avios required for long-haul flights – noon Mon 6 to noon Wed 8
25% off car hire – noon Wed 8 to noon Fri 10
50% off hotel bookings – noon Fri 10 to noon Mon 13
Reward Flight Saver tickets reduced to £1 – noon Mon 13 to noon Wed 15 (see image above!)
50% off hotel bookings - noon Wed 15 to noon Fri 17
40% off Eurostar – noon Fri 17 to noon Mon 20th

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You don't get a huge saving with avios on long haul. It'll still cost over £300 per person when you add taxes and fees to the "free flight". Best value option is to use your miles on reward saver flights in Europe. Zone 1 Berlin Paris Prague etc is £35 fixed fee plus 9000 miles. That's great value.

server down

i have mine with BA just joined this site last week going to transfer to them , do these find the flights for you anyone know

Website is down currently.

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Read the rest of sale! If I've earned ba miles in last 12 months will I be eligible for rfs through avios? If I transfer miles? Thanks

Argh server still down! Anyone know if it applies to Club and First too!!?? Would save using a BA 241 voucher.

Only world traveller (economy) unfortunately

Also only available to use up to May 31st too

Works direct through BA site rather than the link through Avios
Edited by: "nictry" 6th Jan 2014

Site still down... usual Avios incompetence then.

just got an email from BA they are doing the same offer until the 8th jan

Servers back up but won't let me log in
Edited by: "eslick" 6th Jan 2014

I hate using the Avios website... I have 33,000 points and would like to go to New York with the Mrs and it turns out they are literally useless being used on this site as British Airways are actually cheaper if you book direct. And after a quick look on SkyScanner, Delta smash both of them out of the water and I actually prefer to fly with them!

I'll sit tight and wait for the next round of deals to spend my points on... Maybe hotels.

I wish I knew what an Avios was.

I got this through on my emails and have tried a few times over the course of today to try and look for flights for Easter but both the BA and Avios website keep crashing.....totally frustrating. Hoping they're also going to have some more long haul flight deals for the likes of Central/South America!

I was looking at the BA Credit Card this weekend to see if it was worth doing, for the companion ticket. Anyway, I came across this article on MSE that gives you a better idea of Avios points and what their actual worth is:

moneysavingexpert.com/tra…nts

...see the sections from 'Pick redemptions carefully' and onwards - it confirms some of the comments on this thread i.e. flying to New York can be had for less on other cheaper sites and that European travel with the fixed tax price being one of the best usages of Avios, along with upgrading from World Traveller Plus to Business.
Edited by: "cra1g0s" 6th Jan 2014

DannyMontana

I hate using the Avios website... I have 33,000 points and would like to … I hate using the Avios website... I have 33,000 points and would like to go to New York with the Mrs and it turns out they are literally useless being used on this site as British Airways are actually cheaper if you book direct. And after a quick look on SkyScanner, Delta smash both of them out of the water and I actually prefer to fly with them!I'll sit tight and wait for the next round of deals to spend my points on... Maybe hotels.



No they aren't... British Airways and Avios.com have exactly the same pricing.

Though the saving you get by booking a reward ticket to NY isn't much at all - often the fare itself is as low as £50 or so each way, and that's all you're saving by using Avios.

Avios generally aren't worth much unless you want to redeem them within Europe (which can be great value - for 4500 avios + £17.50 I got a one-way flight from Norway to London last year, with a completely free flight from London to Edinburgh thrown in for June) or are willing to be flexible with how you use them. Flying from Dublin/Shannon to Boston on Aer Lingus, and possibly routes from Germany on Air Berlin are decent transatlantic redemption options. Short haul in America, Australia and South America can also be great value - I flew from Lima to Cuzco and back on LAN for 9000 avios plus about £2. If I paid the cash price for that ticket it would have been over £200.


Edited by: "callum9999" 6th Jan 2014

Its the taxes what kill the deal for long haul...

Are there any more details on the reward saver reduction e.g. specific dates or cities? I notice on the sale it says flights from London only....

Chanchi32

Here's the schedule of sales for Avios50% off Avios required for … Here's the schedule of sales for Avios50% off Avios required for long-haul flights – noon Mon 6 to noon Wed 825% off car hire – noon Wed 8 to noon Fri 1050% off hotel bookings – noon Fri 10 to noon Mon 13Reward Flight Saver tickets reduced to £1 – noon Mon 13 to noon Wed 15 (see image above!)50% off hotel bookings - noon Wed 15 to noon Fri 1740% off Eurostar – noon Fri 17 to noon Mon 20th



Do you know if the hotel sales for all hotels or selected destinations like the flights?

giving up, hopeless website

Avios is a complete rip off as you still need to pay more than £350 for the the FREE flight to New York!!

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Sweet, I've got a spare 85,000 avios :-D Hot.

kieronsbaker1

You don't get a huge saving with avios on long haul. It'll still cost … You don't get a huge saving with avios on long haul. It'll still cost over £300 per person when you add taxes and fees to the "free flight". Best value option is to use your miles on reward saver flights in Europe. Zone 1 Berlin Paris Prague etc is £35 fixed fee plus 9000 miles. That's great value.



When it comes to US travel. a smart option is to use your Avios on Aer Lingus or Air Berlins Transatlantic services.

Using Avios on EI can make real sense, as you avoid most all taxes & surcharges BA load onto reward tickets. The Dublin - Boston route for a Business Class reward is considered one of the best mileage redemptions out there - using just 50,000 avios + €100 or so in tax.

Allied to that, you clear US Customs & Immigration in DUB

headforpoints.com/201…us/
Edited by: "00AndrewNeilsHair00" 7th Jan 2014

ritz123

Avios is a complete rip off as you still need to pay more than £350 for … Avios is a complete rip off as you still need to pay more than £350 for the the FREE flight to New York!!



Where they make sense is for redemptions in premium cabins. I'd never redeem Avios for economy travel. Complete waste.

Return club world (business) flights to the US will cost you 100,000 Avios and ~£500 in taxes. This is where the value is to be had. The flight is worth something like £2k making the value per Avios expended much higher than saving £50 on an economy redemption.

Don't use Avios for free travel, use them for better travel!

I've yet to figure avios redemption and for once I have enough points. How far into 2014 can you be booking does anyone know being as the site is not working?



This is one area where Avios can help the not so flexible traveller as avios tickets are fully-flexible. Leisure travellers generally don't need that, but if you do, the fully-flexible cash ticket between London and New York is over £1500 - which makes it a huge saving.

It's no use to me, and I'm sure it's no use to you, but it does help some people.

ritz123

Avios is a complete rip off as you still need to pay more than £350 for … Avios is a complete rip off as you still need to pay more than £350 for the the FREE flight to New York!!

ritz123

Avios is a complete rip off as you still need to pay more than £350 for … Avios is a complete rip off as you still need to pay more than £350 for the the FREE flight to New York!!



That's a flawed argument in my book though. Whether the flight is worth £2k or not is irrelevant to me - I would never pay that. It therefore isn't saving me £1500. I get far more value from my Avios by redeeming them for economy flights that I actually would have paid for (not transatlantic on BA though!), than imaginary savings from tickets I never would have booked anyway.

If you want to treat yourself to business however then yes, it is good value but it's not free. On the transatlantic example it's about £100 extra cash and 60,000 extra avios spent.
Edited by: "callum9999" 6th Jan 2014

Air Miles was a good scheme. The Avios replacement for Air Miles is also a good scheme.

But - sadly - only for Avios. It's appalling for customers.

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callum9999

This is one area where Avios can help the not so flexible traveller as … This is one area where Avios can help the not so flexible traveller as avios tickets are fully-flexible. Leisure travellers generally don't need that, but if you do, the fully-flexible cash ticket between London and New York is over £1500 - which makes it a huge saving.It's no use to me, and I'm sure it's no use to you, but it does help some people.That's a flawed argument in my book though. Whether the flight is worth £2k or not is irrelevant to me - I would never pay that. It therefore isn't saving me £1500. I get far more value from my Avios by redeeming them for economy flights that I actually would have paid for (not transatlantic on BA though!), than imaginary savings from tickets I never would have booked anyway.If you want to treat yourself to business however then yes, it is good value but it's not free. On the transatlantic example it's about £100 extra cash and 60,000 extra avios spent.

further to my earlier comment also, it may only appear a slight if any saving when booking long haul. But...... You get a different class fare. The fare to see when you hit search in expedia is rock bottom fully restricted ticket. The fare you get from avios and ba is generally a semi-flexible ticket. So it would cost more in the first place than what search engines are showing. Still seems a bum deal though.


Best redemption is the reward flight saver if it's a flight your looking for. Me my wife and 12 month baby just did LHR-TXL return in November. 18,900 miles and £70(booked before price rise) when you compare that to a regular fare of £100 return per person and it's a bargain. Can't even get close with a no frills airline.

Like some are saying, it's knowing how and when to use the miles. I look forward to the £1 RFS sale on Monday next week. Prague for a family of 3 for £3 with 69kg if luggage+pushchair+car seat = bargain of the year!!

Maybe a stupid question but I have BA points. Are these the same as Avios?

website is working fine, but it is extortion for long haul flights in taxes etc

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d4eps

Maybe a stupid question but I have BA points. Are these the same as Avios?



Yes. They can be transferred to avios. But BA are offering the same deal. My search for New York came in at 31750 miles and £1200. Not a bargain. But I only got 35500 miles in my household account

Hi Kieransbaker1 could you please tell me what the RFS stands for, could do with cheap flights.

Thanks

Also Avios is good for hotels as no extra payment is necessary, just hope the hotel sale includes Bangkok as il be going in April and was looking to use my balance anyway.
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