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EXCLUSIVE: ‘50% off’ Avios redemption sale starts Monday

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An extra 4th article today to let you know that I have it on good authority from a source in Sussex that British Airways will be launching a ‘50% off’ Avios redemption sale on Monday.

This will only apply to World Traveller flights (long-haul economy).

Most – but not all – routes will be included.  New York, Dubai etc are all in there.

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It will only apply to tickets which start in the UK.

Full taxes and charges will still be payable.

The booking period will run from Monday until 13th July.

You must travel between 1st October and 28th February, excluding the Christmas period of 18th December to 10th January.

Full details on Monday when I have them.  However, do not make any World Traveller bookings over the weekend!


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Do you have a small business? Until 20th May 2021, you can receive a special sign-up bonus worth 29,900 Avios with the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. This offer is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to learn more.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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.)

Comments (47)

  • pauldb says:

    It seems to be live: I’ve just priced up NYC in October for 20k Avios (and £361).

  • bja200 says:

    Just had a very quick look at this and got value of 1p per Avios to LAX or 1.44p per Avios to MEX. I don’t think that’s as bad as everyone seems to think……. And those were my first two searches so I’m sure people will be able to find better value as they hunt around.

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      Should be some good value options to JNB too. Will be £400+25k Avios vs ~£750 cash price.

  • Brian says:

    Hi, has anyone got a list of the destinations included in the sale? I quoted for Kingston and it doesn’t seem to be included unfortunately.

  • Andrew S says:

    **The full airline taxes, fees and Carrier charges will apply per person, which are approximately: Austin £387.91 – Baltimore £361.91 – Boston £361.91 – Chicago £361.91 – Dallas £387.91 – Delhi £387.91 – Denver £387.91 – Dubai £340.21 – Houston £387.01 – Johannesburg £400.71 – Los Angeles £397.91 – Mexico city £408.91 – Mumbai £358.21 – New York £361.91 – Philadelphia £361.91 – Phoenix £387.91 – San Diego £387.91 – Sao Paulo £390.01 – Toronto £356.11 – Vancouver £378.21 – Washington £361.91.

    • Adam says:

      and the cheapest avios redemption is 20,000 return therefore valued at £160 conservatively there is no fare under £500. Not a sale in my book!

  • FYI says:

    Iberia is having a 35% discount in economy for long haul. Should be worth having a look, as taxes are considerably less, even though it isnt a 50% off

  • Brian says:

    Hi, I know this is not necessarily the place to ask this but having a dilemma here. Virgin flight from Jamaica lands in Gatwick at 8.35am. The domestic flight up to Glasgow with BA is at 10.10am so only 95 mins between them. Do you this is enough time or a bit too risky? I would have checked luggage so I guess that means I won’t have enough time? Cheers

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