Revealed … the peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for 2017

We now have full visibility of the peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for both British Airways and Iberia for 2017.

The big change, as eagle-eyed HFP readers booking for February half-term had already realised, is that Tuesday and Wednesday flights will no longer automatically be off-peak.  

If you want to travel on British Airways between 7th July and 5th September you will be paying the peak Avios price.  If you are wondering why this covers nine weeks and not the traditional six weeks of the school Summer holiday, it is because it appears to be based on the public school calendar and not the state school one.  This is why October half-term straddles two weeks and Easter covers 3.5 weeks.  That said, February half-term is only blocked out for one week and not two.

You will see calendars for both BA and Iberia below.  There are substantial differences between them.  If you are flying on a route shared by BA and Iberia, it may be cheaper to book on Iberia.

For example, 15th February is peak for BA and off-peak for Iberia.  On that day, a Club World return from London to New York would be 120,000 Avios.  It would only be 68,000 Avios from Madrid to New York.  The tax would also be £335 lower on the Iberia ticket as long as you book via the Iberia website (£480 v £145).

British Airways calendar:  (click to enlarge if necessary)

British Airways peak offpeak Avios calendar 2017

British Airways peak offpeak Avios calendar 2017

British Airways peak offpeak Avios calendar 2017

British Airways peak offpeak Avios calendar 2017

British Airways peak offpeak Avios calendar 2017

Iberia calendar:

Iberia peak offpeak Avios calendar 2017

Iberia peak offpeak Avios calendar 2017

Iberia peak offpeak Avios calendar 2017

Iberia peak offpeak Avios calendar 2017

Iberia peak offpeak Avios calendar 2017

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Comments

  1. rams1981 says:

    I bought one of each groupon. Under 1p for me gets value as I usually redeem long haul on a 2 for 1.

    • nice one

      you can buy 5 in total, up to 5 of each type – except only allowed 1 of the 2000 deal

      have you redeemed successfully already? people got confused last time round because of the Spanish but it’s a case of ‘try, try & try again’ until you get the success message

      • rams1981 says:

        All went through fine first time and got confirmation emails. But nothing to indicate it tracked through Iberia store yet

  2. 2.000 Avios – 19€ (65% de descuento) = 0.95
    4.000 Avios – 49€ (46% de descuento) = 1.225
    8.000 Avios – 99€ (40% de descuento) = 1.2375
    12.000 Avios – 149€ (37% de descuento) = 1.24167
    20.000 Avios – 259€ (33% de descuento) = 1.295

    So whilst 2000 is clearly cheapest, there’s not too much difference between the others; if you need a big chunk, no reason not to go for gold ie 100K

  3. No one seems to have commented on how late BA publish this calendar. I was planning flights for early April and expected Tuesday/Wednesday to be off-peak, wrong… Calendar published on the day I was planning to book a Tuesday flight! No off-peak first three weeks of April 2017. This strikes me as very poor show by BA…

  4. Are you running this tomorrow, Raffles?

    Chance to get 100K Avios under 1p is quite rare, regardless of the possible pitfalls.

    Stick them in the bank.

    As an Avios millionaire already, I’ll just think about it 🙂 [but 100K of those were bought @ 1p…]

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