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Avios ‘last minute deals’ are back for next weekend – where can you go?

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Back in November, avios.com trialled a new product – 50% off a last-minute break.

How last minute?  For the following weekend.

The trial apparently went well and Avios will be running this offer more frequently.

Here is the current selection of deals.

You can fly in either direction next Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

You can only book tickets in economy and the taxes and charges are not reduced.

Avios last minute deals

Here are the routes involved:

Heathrow – Edinburgh

Heathrow – Brussels

Heathrow – Frankfurt

Heathrow – Oslo

Heathrow – New York

Heathrow – Boston

Birmingham – Amsterdam (on Flybe)

Whilst the website does not mention this, you can mix and match promotional and non-promotional dates.  Imagine that you are happy to fly to Edinburgh next Saturday but prefer to return on Tuesday instead of Monday.  In that case, you would pay 2,000 Avios (half-price) for Saturday but the full 4,000 Avios for Tuesday.

Since cash tickets increase in price the nearer you get to the day of departure, these deals could represent good value – although that assumes you would normally book a flight to New York for cash at 5 days notice.

Remember that you cannot book these deals at ba.com.  You must use avios.com and transfer your points from British Airways Executive Club into an avios.com account.

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Comments (25)

  • CDB says:

    Any idea if this can be combined with Lloyds upgrade voucher?

    • Rob says:

      Logically yes, whether the system charges the higher or lower amount in reality …..

    • the_real_a says:

      I think upgrade vouchers are processed as manual amendments hence why you need to call to use them. This was the case when i booked using mine in November.

      • Jenny says:

        I did a dummy booking to Boston using my upgrade voucher and it doesn’t seem to work; I still paid the full economy avios fare for WTP. Oh well, still a great deal for the EU destinations.