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Full list of peak and off-peak Avios redemption dates for BA and Iberia

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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.

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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):

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rsz_1ba_oct_nov
rsz_ba_dec_jan
rsz_ba_feb_mar
rsz_ba_apr_may
rsz_ba_jun_jul

Iberia calendar (cream is off-peak):

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rsz_iberia_oct_nov
rsz_iberia_dec_jan
rsz_iberia_feb_mar
rsz_iberia_apr_may
rsz_iberia_june_july

Comments (17)

  • Mike says:

    I think you should invest in a good dictionary. If a mars bar costs 50p in Tesco and 45p in Asda, it isn’t arbitrage to buy it in Asda.

  • pauldb says:

    Looks like BA miscalculated on the May 2016 half-term. Seems they have “peaked” the 21st-29th, but at least where I live the half-term is the following week, since the Bank Holiday is Monday 30th.