Full list of peak and off-peak Avios redemption dates for BA and Iberia

When I published my list of all British Airways destinations and their cost in Avios, there were requests for a consolidated list of peak and off-peak redemption dates.

I’m happy to oblige!

The tables below cover the next 12 months.  The first set apply for British Airways redemptions.  They do NOT apply to:

redemptions on Iberia, which are priced off a different peak and off-peak chart even when booked at ba.com

redemptions on partner airlines, which are ALWAYS priced at peak rate

The Iberia peak and off-peak calendar is shown at the bottom.  If you are smart, you can arbitrage the difference in off-peak dates.  For example, October half-term is ‘peak’ for BA but ‘off-peak’ for Iberia.  Booking an Iberia redemption for that period will be substantially cheaper, although you cannot use a BA Amex 2-4-1 voucher on Iberia.

If you are reading this on a mobile, the tables may not display properly.  I recommend switching to ‘desktop view’ or looking again later when you are on a desktop or tablet.

I will add a link to this article to the ‘Favourites’ page and keep it updated.

Off-peak dates are in cream.  The easy way to remember this is that Tuesday and Wednesday flights are ALWAYS off-peak on British Airways.

British Airways calendar (cream is off-peak):

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rsz_1ba_oct_nov
rsz_ba_dec_jan
rsz_ba_feb_mar
rsz_ba_apr_may
rsz_ba_jun_jul

Iberia calendar (cream is off-peak):

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rsz_iberia_oct_nov
rsz_iberia_dec_jan
rsz_iberia_feb_mar
rsz_iberia_apr_may
rsz_iberia_june_july

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Comments

  1. Very handy summary to have easily accessible, thanks Raffles – shame you’ve had to do BA’s work for them on both this and the reward pricing chart! Good tip re Tue/Wed always being off peak with BA (this year at least)

  2. What about August 2016?

  3. Concerto says:

    Is Flybe considered a partner airline and accordingly priced at peak rates, or is it like BA and Iberia?

  4. There seems to be an anomaly when amending an award booking online for different dates.

    Off-peak can only be changed online for off-peak. Changing to peak requires a phone call. Fair enough.

    Peak can be changed online for peak or for off-peak with the balance being recredited to your Avios account. At least that’s what I thought I saw before the dreaded ‘systems not responding’ message appeared..

    Our off-peak/peak to JNB in F has been successfully changed online to off-peak/off-peak. I’m still waiting for the balance to be credited and have claimed. BA’s stock patronising response is ‘Please be assured that your email is important to us and will be responded to as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience.’

  5. Many thanks, most helpful. Didn’t realise that Tuesday and Wednesday flights are off-peak, even during school holidays. That’s good to know, and I hope it continues into 2016 and beyond.

  6. ‘redemptions on partner airlines, which are ALWAYS priced at peak rate’ – there are some exceptions, i.e. I booked MAD – LHR (11 oct) via BAEC, operated by Iberia, but it was priced as off-peak, even though it’s peak on Iberia calendar.

  7. Off topic, but does anyone know what has happened to Accor Happy Mondays? Although its Monday the calendar seems blanked out, tried various destinations including London.

    • Working for me. Just go to the normal Accor page and put code Monday into the code box. No need to use a special landing page.

  8. Timing is everything – I created my own BA peak / off peak list…………yesterday ! :-)

  9. I think you should invest in a good dictionary. If a mars bar costs 50p in Tesco and 45p in Asda, it isn’t arbitrage to buy it in Asda.

  10. Looks like BA miscalculated on the May 2016 half-term. Seems they have “peaked” the 21st-29th, but at least where I live the half-term is the following week, since the Bank Holiday is Monday 30th.