When I published my list of all British Airways destinations and their cost in Avios, there were requests for a consolidated list of peak and off-peak redemption dates.
I’m happy to oblige.
The tables below cover the next 12 months. The first set apply for British Airways redemptions. They do NOT apply to:
redemptions on Iberia, which are priced off a different peak and off-peak chart even when booked at ba.com
redemptions on partner airlines, which are ALWAYS priced at peak rate
The Iberia peak and off-peak calendar is shown at the bottom. If you are smart, you can arbitrage the difference in off-peak dates. For example, October half-term is ‘peak’ for BA but ‘off-peak’ for Iberia. Booking an Iberia redemption for that period will be substantially cheaper, although you cannot use a BA Amex 2-4-1 voucher on Iberia.
If you are reading this on a mobile, the tables may not display properly. I recommend switching to ‘desktop view’ or looking again later when you are on a desktop or tablet.
I will add a link to this article to the ‘Favourites’ page and keep it updated.
Off-peak dates are in cream. The easy way to remember this is that Tuesday and Wednesday flights are ALWAYS off-peak on British Airways.
British Airways calendar (cream is off-peak):
Iberia calendar (cream is off-peak):
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(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.)