Deal Alert: Qatar Airways Qsuite Availability From North America to Doha
Qatar Airways is showing excellent Qsuite award availability on its 12 routes between North America and its hub in Doha. Here's all you need to know about this rare availability to fly in arguably the world's best business class on points and miles.
British Airways Restricting Award Availability Released to Non-Avios Airline Partners
British Airways confirmed that it's reducing the number of award seats offered to non-Avios partners like American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. In order to book the first batch of award availability, you're going to need to use Avios. That's good for travelers that have a flexible points strategy but bad for those locked into non-Avios programs.
Earn Double British Airways Avios on up to 10 Flights
British Airways brought back its annual promotion to give Executive Club members double Avios on up to 10 flights before January 14, 2024, but you need to register and book before November 21, 2023. This is the perfect opportunity to see Hogmanay in Edinburgh or another European destination for the holidays.
Avis Promotion Offers 1,000 British Airways Avios
British Airways Executive Club members have a new promotion for Avis rentals, offering 1,000 bonus Avios on a rental. There's no registration required, but you need to reserve by November 16 and complete the rental by December 15, 2023. Here's how to earn your bonus Avios.
Book British Airways Flights Now To Lock In Distance-Based Earnings
British Airways will switch to a revenue-based Avios earning model starting October 18, 2023. For most people, the number of Avios you'll earn is going down, and it hits elites the hardest. Here's why you should book your flights now, before the changes kick in.
Last Call: Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Avios With a 30% Bonus
Chase has a 30% transfer bonus from Ultimate Rewards to British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Iberia Avios, but it's ending soon. This is an incredible opportunity to save a significant number of points on your next redemption. In this post, we show you how to take advantage of this bonus and some of the best uses.
Earn 1,000 Bonus British Airways Avios for IHG Stays
Through October 31, 2023, you can earn 1,000 bonus British Airways bonus Avios for IHG stays of two nights or more. To be eligible, you must be a member of both programs and set your earning preference with IHG to BA Avios. But is it worth it?
Flash Sale: Buy British Airways Avios With a 40% Bonus (1.64¢ Each)
British Airways is running a new sale for Executive Club members to buy or gift Avios with a 40% bonus. However, given how British Airways determines the currency used, this deal's value varies from excellent to meh. Let's look at this sale to see if there's any value for you when buying Avios at this price. If you’re interested, you need to act fast, as this sale ends September 20, 2023.
Ending Soon: 30% Transfer Bonus From Membership Rewards to British Airways, Iberia Avios
American Express' offer to transfer Membership Rewards points to British Airways Executive Club Avios or Iberia Plus Avios with a 30% transfer bonus is coming to an end soon. Use this promotion to book flights to Hawaii or Ireland for 10k Amex points each way, one-way business class to Europe from 27k Amex points, or even fly to the Maldives in Qatar Qsuite business class for 66k Amex points! But you'll need to transfer points by August 31, 2023.
American Airlines To Add Revenue-Based Earnings on British Airways and Iberia
American Airlines will be changing how you earn miles with British Airways and Iberia starting October 18, 2023. Travel after this date will earn miles based on the fare you've paid rather than the distance you've flown, matching American's policy for its own flights.
Breaking Down the Many British Airways Partners
British Airways' extensive partnership network makes it easy to earn Avios. Leveraging credit card point transfer options and flying on British Airways and its many partner airlines will help you build up your Avios balance as you work towards booking your next award flight. And there are tons of airlines on which you can use your Avios.
How To Earn British Airways Avios for Airbnb Stays
If you're booking Airbnb stays, you need to know about this partnership. British Airways Executive Club members can earn 3X Avios spent on all Airbnb stays and Airbnb Experiences. Here's how to make a qualifying booking and maximize your earnings.
Earn Double Tier Points Toward Status by Booking Through British Airways Holidays Promotion
Through December 31, 2024, Executive Club members can earn double tier points with the current British Airways Holidays promotion. Holiday packages must include at least 5 days of car rentals or hotel accommodations. Here are the details of this promotion and the major caveat which will determine whether you should take advantage of it.
What Is The British Airways Travel Together Ticket?
British Airways and the British Airways Visa Signature® Card offer you a great way to bring along a companion. Every calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases on your British Airways Visa Card, you'll earn a Travel Together Ticket good for two years.
Boost Your Avios for Cheap Using New British Airways Avios Booster (Even Better With 10% Bonus Promotion)
British Airways recently launched a new buy Avios opportunity. Travelers can "boost" any Avios post to their Executive Club account in the past 30 days.
British Airways Cuts Award Rates, Slashes Sweet Spots on Qatar. Here’s the Definitive New Award Chart.
AwardWallet searches show that British Airways recently standardized its award prices for Qatar Airways flights. This mixed bag of changes saw some award rates drop by 50% while others soared up to 483%. Here's a breakdown of the changes, along with the definitive award charts for Qatar-operated flights booked using British Airways Avios.
How To Book American Airlines Flights Using British Airways Avios
One of the best ways to redeem British Airways Avios is for flights on partner airlines. For U.S.-based readers, there's no better partner than American Airlines. Here's how to book American Airlines flights using British Airways Avios, including multiple ways to find award availability.
LATAM Awards Bookable Through British Airways Website Once Again. Here Are Some Sweet Spots.
After a multi-year drought, LATAM awards are once again bookable on British Airways' website. This opens sweet spots like flights from Miami to Punta Cana for 9,000 Avios, flights to Bogota from 11,000 Avios (or 22k Avios in business class), and even flights to Lima for 13,000 Avios. Here's the award chart that we've compiled for LATAM awards and how you can take advantage of this new booking option.
British Airways Unveils New Avios-Only Flights on Select Routes
British Airways recently announced a new round of award-only flights. New Avios-only flights are offered on select routes, including routes from London to Barcelona, Tenerife, Nice, and both Las Palmas and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Here are the dates and pricing of these Avios-only flights.
Earn 75,000 Bonus Avios with Offers from Aer Lingus, British Airways & Iberia
The three Chase credit cards that earn Avios points are offering a welcome bonus 75,000 bonus Avios. Avios points use a unique pricing system that makes them a great choice for short, direct flights. Here's our full breakdown of the British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus card benefits to help you decide if one of them is right for you.
You Can Now Redeem Avios Through British Airways Holidays. But Is It Worth It?
This week, British Airways announced that you can now redeem Avios toward the cost of a British Airways holiday. When booking a holiday, you are presented with several options to pay a given amount of Aviso for a specific reduction in the cost of your vacation. But does it actually make sense to redeem your Avios this way? Let's crunch the numbers.
British Airways Slashes Fees to Share Avios With Another Member
British Airways recently slashed the fees associated with sharing Avios with another member by up to 90%. Instead of potentially paying hundreds of dollars, you'll now pay a flat fee for transferring up to 27,000 Avios. However, you can still avoid these transfer fees entirely. Here are the tricks on how to do so.
British Airways Extends AARP Discount Into 2024, Offers 10% Savings for Chase Cardholders
British Airways offers two lesser-known but valuable benefits for saving on booking flights to Europe. Both were just extended for bookings for the next year. Here's how you can save up to $200 per person per round-trip for just a $16 annual membership fee. Plus, Chase cardholders can save 10% off the remaining cost of the flight by applying a discount code.
Basics of the British Airways Avios Rewards Program
British Airways' loyalty program is called the Executive Club program, and members earn Avios. Although the program is based in the United Kingdom, it's a favorite of U.S.-based travelers thanks to the ease of redeeming miles on American Airlines and Alaska, numerous bank transfer partners, and the program's competitive credit card. In this post, we'll cover the basics of the British Airways Executive Club and Avios frequent flyer currency.
British Airways Reduces Surcharges on Select Avios Award Redemptions
British Airways just made a change to how you can redeem Avios for award travel. With this change, it just became much easier to avoid the airline's outrageous carrier-imposed fees and surcharges. Here's what travelers need to know about the changes made to the Reward Flight Saver option.
American Airlines, British Airways Open Three New Premium Lounges at New York-JFK
American Airlines and British Airways now operate at New York-JFK under one roof. With the two airlines having co-located at Terminal 8, sweeping changes have been made to the premium travel experience, including lounges. Here is what travelers need to know about the three joint premium lounges.
The Best Ways to Redeem Avios in the Americas
Although often used by travelers for award flights to and throughout Europe, the Avios program goes far beyond the European continent. You can even redeem Avios for travel solely within the Americas. Awards start at just 7,500 Avios with flights to Hawaii starting at 13,000 Avios. Here are some of the best ways to redeem Avios for flights within the Americas.
Earn Avios on Uber Rides, Get 250 Bonus Avios for Linking Accounts
Quite a few rewards programs are teaming up with rideshare apps. The newest partnership is between British Airways and Uber. Executive Club members can earn 250 bonus Avios just for linking Uber to their Executive Club account. Later this month, members will also be able to earn Avios on every Uber ride.
How To Avoid Paying High Fuel Surcharges When Booking Flights with Avios
Of all the frustrations felt by rewards travelers, few present more of a headache than carrier-imposed surcharges, better known as fuel surcharges. It can take years to amass the required miles for a premium cabin redemption, and to then be told it will cost an additional $1,000+ in fees and carrier-imposed surcharges can be a deflating experience, particularly when fuel prices are the lowest they have been in years.