Avios (ie avios.com, not British Airways Executive Club) has launched a private sale on various route, with up to 37% off redemptions. A small number of members have been emailed about it so far.
Valid ONLY on Economy redemptions
Full taxes and surcharges still payable
Must book by 28th June
Must fly by 18th December
Must book by phone on 0844 49 333 99
Implication that availability is more limited than standard award availability
The following routes are discounted by 37.5%, from 40,000 to 25,000 Avios return:
Abu Dhabi, Accra, Almaty, Amritsar, Bahrain, Baltimore, Bermuda, Boston, Chicago, Doha, Dubai, Freetown, Lagos, Monrovia, Montreal, Muscat, New York, Philadelphia, Riyadh, Toronto, Washington DC
The following routes are discounted by 20%, from 50,000 to 40,000 Avios return:
Antigua, Atlanta, Bangalore, Beijing, Bridgetown, Calgary, Cancun, Cape Town, Colombo, Dallas, Denver, Entebbe, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Houston, Hyderabad, Johannesburg, Kingston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Luanda, Male, Mexico City, Miami, Mumbai, Nairobi, Nassau, New Delhi, Phoenix, Port of Spain, Providenciales, Punta Cana, San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, Seattle, St Kitts, St Lucia, Tampa, Tobago, Vancouver
Now, this is the key bit.
The Avios call centre says that ALL avios.com members are included in this sale. However, to avoid a meltdown on the telephones, they are staggering the release of the emails over a number of weeks.
Whether or not you have received the email, you should be able to book by calling the number above.
Now, of course, these are only Economy redemptions. And it is highly possible that, even at the discounted rate, they do not always represent great value for money compared to the cost of a cash ticket. Do your research before booking. However, if you were looking to book something for the rest of 2013 then this may be your chance.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)