Avios Redemption University

Want to learn what the best way to redeem Avios points is? The 15-part 'Avios Redemption University' series of articles on Head for Points is our definite 'how to' guide on how to get the best deal when redeeming your Avios points.

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 8 – Is it worth using Avios for hotel redemptions?

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article looks at whether it is worth using your Avios points to book a hotel. Is […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 7 – What is the cheapest way to buy Avios?

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. What is the cheapest way of buying Avios points? It is inevitable that, at some points, you […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 6 – How to earn and redeem your BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how to make best use of the 2-4-1 companion voucher that comes with the […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 5 – The pros and cons of using household accounts

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how and why you can create a household account in British Airways Executive Club […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 4 – Why you should consider using ‘Avios and Money’

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how the ‘Avios and Money’ feature of British Airways Executive Club and avios.com works.  […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 3 – How to Upgrade With Avios

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how to use Avios points to upgrade British Airways flights. I run occasional articles on […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 2 – The Secrets of Reward Flight Saver

During January and February I am running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  This series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains everything you […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 1 – A Beginners Guide to Redeeming Avios

Want to know how to spend your Avios wisely?  Starting today, and continuing throughout January on an ad-hoc basis, we are running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  Quite a bit has changed since we last ran these articles back in 2015 so […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 17 – How to earn and redeem Avios points on Flybe

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. This is your beginners guide on how to earn and redeem Avios points on Flybe. It is now […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 16 – Using Cathay Pacific for low-tax Avios redemptions to Asia

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. Today I want to take a look at how you can make substantial tax savings – although not […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 15 – How to use Avios for tax-free flights on Alaska Airlines (good for Hawaii)

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. Most readers of Head for Points will know that you can redeem Avios points sitting in a British […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 14 – Redeeming Avios for low tax US domestic flights

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. With the US being a top tourist destination for Brits, it is worth remembering that Avios can have […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 12 – Saving taxes on US redemptions with Aer Lingus

EDIT:  The launch of Aer Lingus AerClub in December 2016 means that some aspects of this article are now out of date.  I recommend you read these two articles here and here once you have read this one. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 11 – Low tax Avios redemptions on Iberia

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. When an Avios collector in the UK looks for a long-haul redemption, British Airways is the obvious choice […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 10 – Using Avios for non-stop flights from the UK regions

EDIT:  Monarch, Aurigny and Air Malta stopped being Avios partners on 4th January 2017.  You should ignore the references to them in this article. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here […]