Avios Redemption University

Want to learn what the best way to redeem Avios points is? The 17-part '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 17 – How to earn and redeem Avios points on 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. This is your beginners guide on how to earn and redeem Avios points on Flybe. It is now […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 16 – Using Cathay Pacific for low-tax Avios redemptions to Asia

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. Today I want to take a look at how you can make substantial tax savings – although not […]

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

UPDATE, September 2017:  airberlin is now in receivership and you can no longer book flights using 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. IMPORTANT: […]

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

EDIT:  The launch of Aer Lingus AerClub in December 2016 means that some aspects of this article are now out of date.  I recommend you read these two articles here and here once you have read this one. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point […]

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

EDIT:  Monarch, Aurigny and Air Malta stopped being Avios partners on 4th January 2017.  You should ignore the references to them in this article. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here […]

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

EDIT:  The Avios partnership with Monarch ended on 4th January 2017 and you can no longer redeem for them.  The partnerships with Aurigny and Air Malta will end on 1st April 2017 and you must book, but not necessarily fly, your redemption ticket by that […]

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 […]