Earn Double Avios Through 2018
British Airways has announced a promotion awarding you double base Avios on flights through December 31, 2018. The promotion only applies to the first 10 flights you take, and you will earn double base Avios (those earned by a BA Executive Club Blue members) during the promotion.
British Airways to Pay 2.2 Billion Avios in Class Action Settlement
US-based British Airways Executive Club members could be in line for an Avios windfall after BA reached a settlement in a fuel surcharge class action lawsuit against them. Those eligible for compensation will receive between 12,500 and 35,000 Avios depending on their redemptions.
How to Transfer Avios Between British Airways and Iberia Accounts
The ability to combine points into a single program is one of the most valuable features of collecting Avios, particularly when you factor in Iberia offers some of the best value business-class awards to Europe. You can also transfer Ultimate Rewards, Membership Rewards, and Marriott Bonvoy points to top off your accounts.
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.
Which Rewards Programs Allow You to Combine Points and Miles for Free?
There is a ton of information covering techniques to earn and burn points and miles. Advice on which credit card to add to your wallet, identifying airlines and hotels that will maximize the value of rewards points, and mapping out redemption options all over the world. One aspect of rewards travels that’s a little harder to unearth reliable information for, is family pooling and transferring of program points or miles. Here, we’ll highlight transfer policies for major programs, and offering simple ‘how-to’ instructions on sharing points and miles with your family and friends — all at no cost.
Sweet Spots for British Airways Avios Awards
British Airways Executive Club and its Avios program has some of the most diverse sweet spots available. As its rewards program is distance-based, traditional geographic borders rarely come into play when attempting to identify the best possible value out of each mile.