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Avios Redemption University

The 'Avios Redemption University' series of articles on Head for Points is our definite 'how to' guide on how to get the best deal when redeeming your Avios points.

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 15 – How to use Avios for tax-free flights on Alaska Airlines (good for Hawaii)

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. Most readers of Head for Points will know that you can redeem Avios points sitting in a British […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 14 – Redeeming Avios for low tax US domestic flights

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. With the US being a top tourist destination for Brits, it is worth remembering that Avios can have […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 13 – Lowering taxes by redeeming on airberlin

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. IMPORTANT:  Since this article was published, airberlin has announced a number of new US routes which will launch […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 12 – Saving taxes on US redemptions with Aer Lingus

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. One of the biggest issues with redeeming Avios for long-haul flights is the level of taxes and surcharges […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 11 – Low tax Avios redemptions on Iberia

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. When an Avios collector in the UK looks for a long-haul redemption, British Airways is the obvious choice […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 10 – Using Avios for non-stop flights from the UK regions

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. When British Airways sold its regional operations to Flybe a few years ago, it became an airline with […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 9 – How to redeem on Air Malta, Aurigny, Monarch and Flybe

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. When the Avios scheme was launched in late 2011, avios.com brought in a range of new airline partners […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 8 – What is the cheapest way to buy Avios points?

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. It is inevitable that, at some points, you will need to buy Avios points in order to make […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 7 – Is it worth using Avios for hotel redemptions?

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. Is it worth using Avios for hotel bookings? I generally try to stay away from the eternal question […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 6 – Using your BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. It is not an understatement to say that, used properly, the British Airways American Express 2-4-1 Avios […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 5 – The pros and cons of using household accounts

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. One way of earning a free flight quicker is to pool the Avios points of all the […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 4 – When to use ‘Avios and Money’?

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. ‘Avios and Money’ is the feature of the Avios programme that allows you to book a reward seat […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 3 – How to Upgrade With Avios

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. I run occasional articles on the vexing question of ‘What is an Avios worth?‘ – click that link […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 2 – How to benefit from Reward Flight Saver

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. When British Airways created Avios in November 2011, the one change that came totally out of the blue […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 1 – A Beginners Guide to Redeeming Avios

This series of articles, which I group together as “Avios Redemption University”, cover some of the different ways of using your Avios. In particular, they highlight deals which offer surprisingly good value for your points, such as redeeming on ‘low tax’ airlines. In this introductory […]