Should you transfer your BAA WorldPoints to Avios now?

As I posted on Saturday, 27th October is effectively the end of BMI Diamond Club.  This means it is the last day to transfer BAA WorldPoints to BMI Diamond Club (and thus on to Avios).

Now, there is a dilemma here if you have a BAA WorldPoints balance:

You currently earn 750 Diamond Club miles (= 750 Avios airmiles) for transferring 500 WorldPoints.  However, you only earn 600 Avios if you transfer 500 WorldPoints directly to BA or avios.com.  This means you effectively get a 25% bonus for going via BMI.

Twice in the last year, BA has run a 100% conversion bonus for turning your WorldPoints into Avios.

Here, then is your dilemma.

Do you transfer your WorldPoints to Avios via BMI before 27th October, and thus get yourself a 25% bonus?  Or do you hang on, waiting for another 100% bonus which may never come?

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Comments

  1. You do it now. Or last week;)

  2. Britbronco22 says:

    I never earn enough World points to make these decisions worth spending much time over. I don’t know how people run up big balances, I prefer to spend my time at the airport quaffing as much free stuff in the lounge as possible, if I do go shopping it is for essentials, not big ticket items!
    Even before I had lounge access, it takes a lot of eating to earn decent points when it is just 1% of the spend!

    Interestingly I just got an e-mail from World Points announcing they are ending the WorldPoints programme at all airports except LHR. Will this allow them to make the award rate more generous (if rents are higher at LHR)?
    Perhaps it allows them to just cut down on marketing costs, but at least there could be more targetted offeres for LHR.

    • A lot of people have at least 1,000 because of the ‘1000 points for opening an account and spending £10’ promo that ran over the Summer!

  3. any word on whether there is going to be one of those tasty 100% bonuses coming up in the next two or three weeks then ? 😉

  4. pazza2000 says:

    Do WorldPoints have an expiration?