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Book TODAY for Good Friday 2016 Avios redemptions

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The experienced Avios collector will already have today marked in their diary.  For the rest of you, you should know that today is 355 days until Good Friday 2016 (Friday 25th March).

Why is this important?  Because, at midnight last night, British Airways made Avios redemption seats for Good Friday 2016 available.

If you want to lock in an Easter break for next year – and pay the current, cheaper Avios rates – you should book ASAP.

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Don’t make any rash decisions.  It will cost you £35 per person if you later choose to cancel your flights so booking something completely at random could prove expensive!

You can only book your outbound Good Friday flight today.  You would need to book your return flight later when it becomes available.  This incurs added risk, of course, since if you cannot book the return flight for some reason (perhaps someone beats you to the seats) you may have to cancel the outbound and pay the cancellation fee.

If you want to use a British Airways Premium Plus American Express 2-4-1 voucher, that is not a problem.  You can book a one-way outbound and then ring BA to add the inbound when it becomes available.  You will be charged the £35 per person change fee (and possibly a telephone booking fee) but the alternative is to risk losing the outbound seats.

Have a wander over to ba.com and see what you can find.


how to earn avios from credit cards

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:

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.

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:

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 (62)

  • linda says:

    Have just managed to book 2 x Club return for Vegas using my Lloyds Avios rewards voucher, for Easter weekend returning on the 28th March to UK. Sorted.

  • wyseman says:

    Booked outbound using 2-4-1 this morning on phone and as mentioned above, the agent was very clued up to the process of booking the future inbound at a date currently beyond the window. Confirm paid £15 per person service charge and agent confirmed no charge for adding the inbound at a future date by phone.

    • CC says:

      Did they mention if you had to speak to the UK call centre which opens at 6am to add the return? Or if phoning the US call centre at midnight would be possible?

      They told me the other day only UK call centre can add the the return, but I see other people mention phoning bang on midnight to ensure the seats are booked.

  • amex? says:

    I got up at 2am to book our return RFS flights for the Easter 2016 hols – I wanted to travel back on Saturday as opposed to Sunday.

    Sure enough, the Saturday flights had all popped up x4 per flight and I got what we wanted.

    Bearing in mind the 355 day rule (ie flights were not there yesterday), I guess they popped up at midnight or 1am.