An Avios flight redemption bonanza to parts of Asia …. if you’re up for travelling at the moment

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This is, I admit, not necessarily the best time to be planning a holiday in Asia.

However, hear me out.

British Airways has opened the floodgates on Avios availability to some Asian cities between now and, in some cases, the end of 2020.

You may never, ever see it as good as this again in Club World.

Don’t dismiss the idea.  The key with Avios travel is that you can cancel your ticket and get all your Avios and cash back for just a £35 per person fee.

If British Airways cancels your flight due to coronavirus, you will get it all back without a cancellation fee.

On some routes, if we look ahead to December – ten months from now – there are loads of dates with virtually unlimited amounts of Club World availability.  Coronavirus could be a lot worse by December, but it could also be a lot better.

Here are some screenshots from seatspy.com this evening.  They show days where BA is offering AT LEAST 9 (NINE) Club World seats outbound.

If you don’t need nine seats for your family, you will have even more options 🙂

Avios redemption bonanza to Asia

There are probably MORE than 9 Club World seats on these dates, but ba.com won’t show more than 9.  I have only looked at outbound travel but the return patterns are similar.

The ‘hollow’ rings are off-peak dates.  The ‘solid’ rings are peak dates.  Click to enlarge.

To Singapore (Singapore is only wide open until May):

Amazing Avios business class availability to Asia

Hong Kong (Hong Kong is only wide open until August):

Amazing Avios business class availability to Asia

Tokyo (not so good due to the Olympics, but still plenty of days with 9+ Club World seats):

Amazing Avios business class availability to Asia

Amazing Avios availability to Asia

Beijing:

Amazing Avios business class availability to Asia

Shanghai:

Amazing Avios business class availability to Asia

Seoul (to be honest, I think the days with 9+ Club World seats are just standard availability with no coronavirus impact):

Amazing Avios business class availability to Asia

Oddly, seats are still very restricted to Bangkok, Osaka and Kuala Lumpur if you want nine Club World seats.

It’s up to you if you want to risk a booking, but it is really a one-way bet given the Avios refund rules.

PS.  If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons to think about getting the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card.

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Comments

  1. HKG – it could go either way… I’ve got tickets for my partner and myself for 16 days between the bank holidays in early May with Virgin to HKG… booked before the virus outbreak.
    All things being equal I’d cancel if I could but Virgin will only cancel up to end April to date.
    But I’m watching the virus numbers and the rate of increase is tailing off…. so fingers crossed for 75 days time will be OK.
    The tickets aren’t refundable, so I’ll have to wait and see if the advice changes. I guess I can’t sell em on either.
    The silver lining is I may get a good hotel deal, the cloud being I may die of the virus. Hmmm… i need to think this one through.
    I’m never going to advance book anything more than about a month ahead again….

    • Don’t bank on a good hotel deal, prices in HKG have stayed stubbornly high over the last year, with the civil unrest and even now with the (admittedly non-risk) of corona.

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