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British Airways and Avios

British Airways Executive Club is the frequent-flyer program for British Airways.  It uses a reward currency called ‘Avios’. This article looks at what an Avios point is worth.

If you are new to collecting Avios, we suggest you start with the basics with our Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Avios.

In our Beginner’s Guide to Spending Avios, we look at how you can maximise the value you get from your Avios and how to avoid high taxes and charges on flights.

If you are interested in earning Avios from credit cards, you should read this article comparing all the Avios-earning credit cards.

You can learn more about British Airways Executive Club on the British Airways website here.

If you need to buy Avios to top up your account, the special BA site you need is here.

GOOD DEAL: Get almost 2p per Avios using them for seat selection fees

British Airways has launched a special offer for anyone who wants to use their Avios to pay for seat selection fees. Using Avios to pay for seat selection is usually terrible value, so British Airways .....

British Airways has launched a special offer for anyone who wants to use their Avios to pay for seat selection .....

by Rob Burgess54 comments

British Airways launches a new sale – what is worth a look?

British Airways has launched a new sale, covering short haul routes and the Caribbean. We will admit that it isn’t the most exciting sale ever launched. A number of restrictions mean your .....

British Airways has launched a new sale, covering short haul routes and the Caribbean. We will admit that it .....

by Rhys Jones37 comments

LAST DAY: Win a share of 2 million Avios and 3 million Nectar points

Today, Wednesday 28th, is the last day to enter the two major competitions being run to persuade you to convert your Nectar points into Avios. Remember that you have NOTHING to lose by doing a .....

Today, Wednesday 28th, is the last day to enter the two major competitions being run to persuade you to .....

by Rob Burgess19 comments

‘Avios to Nectar’ online transfers return at 9am Wednesday

Here’s some exciting news, at least in the context of the rest of the news so far this week. Online transfers of Avios into Nectar points are due to return at 9am, Wednesday 21st. Here is a .....

Here’s some exciting news, at least in the context of the rest of the news so far this week. Online .....

by Rob Burgess48 comments

Big news: BA is being more flexible on rebooking your cancelled flights

Ever since British Airways was forced to start cancelling flights due to the pandemic, there have been issues about how rebookings were handled. EC261 legislation (PDF), and the new equivalent in UK .....

Ever since British Airways was forced to start cancelling flights due to the pandemic, there have been issues .....

by Rob Burgess126 comments

Three British Airways UK lounges will reopen on Monday

There is good news for readers who have been missing their British Airways regional lounges. Three sites are due to reopen on Monday. There is also news on what is happening at Newcastle and .....

There is good news for readers who have been missing their British Airways regional lounges. Three sites are .....

by Rob Burgess51 comments

How to use Avios on new Finnair’s new long-haul flights from Sweden

Finnair has decided to capitalise on the retrenchment of SAS by launching long haul routes from Stockholm Arlanda airport. From October it will fly from Stockholm Arlanda to: Miami Bangkok Phuket .....

Finnair has decided to capitalise on the retrenchment of SAS by launching long haul routes from Stockholm .....

by Rob Burgess19 comments

British Airways agrees to pay compensation in 2018 data breach lawsuit

British Airways has agreed to settle the lawsuit that was heading towards the courts on the back of the 2018 data breach. If you signed up for the class action lawsuit, a modest financial sum (the .....

British Airways has agreed to settle the lawsuit that was heading towards the courts on the back of the 2018 .....

by Rob Burgess85 comments

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