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Avios sale – 50% off economy flights to certain long-haul destinations

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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:



Dominican Republic




Barbados Avios

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.

Full details can be found here at

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Comments (31)

  • Fredrik says:

    Hi, I just called Avios to cancel a sales ticket I redeemed during their November 2014 Avios sale (GBP 1 in fees in stead of the normal GBP 35). I was surprised to learn that they wanted me to pay GBP34 to effect the cancellation (and get the Avios back). I thought the cost of cancelling a sales ticket was only the fee, whether GBP 1 or GBP 35.. Has the rues changed or have I just misunderstood?