British Airways has launched a January Avios redemption sale. It is rather modest in scope – certainly nothing like what we saw last January – but it may work for you.
The following long-haul routes from London Gatwick are discounted by 50% in economy only:
The discount takes these routes down to 25,000 Avios per person, apart from Mauritius which is 30,000 Avios.
You must book by 4pm on Friday 23 January. You must travel out by 19 March and return before 2 April 2015.
Taxes and charges are NOT reduced unfortunately and will set you back between £321 and £386 per person.
The one upside of these destinations is that they are available over the end of the peak season and into the shoulder season. Whilst economy redemptions are usually not great value long-haul, this offer would be OK if a cash ticket would set you back £550 – £600 or so. That would value your Avios points at 1p each.
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.)