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.