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British Airways ‘£1 taxes’ domestic Avios flight redemptions are back

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We have some some news for you if you have been keeping abreast of all the British Airways redemption trials.

If you recall, we reported last month that it was now possible to book Avios tickets for as little as £1 return in taxes and fees (50p each way).  On the whole, you do not get the best value per Avios this way but it does add useful flexibility for those who need it or find themselves with more Avios than they can ever spend.

When we first found out about the trial there were some issues with domestic redemptions.  It turned out that, by reducing the taxes on domestic redemptions to £1, it was causing problems with pricing long-haul redemptions which included a connection.  As a quick fix, BA removed the £1 taxes trial from domestic routes.

British Airways '£1 taxes' domestic Avios redemptions are back

BA has now fixed the IT issue.  Domestic flights have been added back into the ‘£1 taxes’ trial from yesterday afternoon and are now bookable on ba.com.  Long-haul redemptions which include a domestic connection will price correctly.

As a reminder, these £1 redemptions are NOT the best use of Avios.  You will usually get a better deal by selecting an option to use fewer Avios and more cash, but some people will undoubtedly find it useful.

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