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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.

Earn on Qatar Airways, redeem on …. British Airways AND Virgin Atlantic

Yesterday I published details of Qatar Airways entry into the oneworld alliance, which now seems set for 1st October (but possibly still 31st October, depending on what you read).  From that .....

Yesterday I published details of Qatar Airways entry into the oneworld alliance, which now seems set for 1st .....

by Rob Burgess2 comments

Why earning Avios with Moneycorp at Terminal 5 is not a great idea

I posted a couple of weeks ago that American Express Currency Exchange had resigned from its positions in Heathrow Terminal 5.  These booths, including the one in the British Airways lounge, are .....

I posted a couple of weeks ago that American Express Currency Exchange had resigned from its positions in .....

by Rob Burgess23 comments

30% bonus on buying Avios points is back

Until 19th September, BA and avios.com are both offering a bonus of up to 30% when you buy Avios points from them. My problem with BA and these promotions is that they only offer you the bonus if buy .....

Until 19th September, BA and avios.com are both offering a bonus of up to 30% when you buy Avios points from .....

by Rob Burgess11 comments

Genuine improvements when booking with Avios on ba.com

The BA Executive Club representative over at Flyertalk announced some genuine ‘enhancements’ to ba.com functionality this week. To give BA credit, their online booking system for reward .....

The BA Executive Club representative over at Flyertalk announced some genuine ‘enhancements’ to .....

by Rob Burgess15 comments

bmi Diamond Club – the final curtain for members down under

It’s hard to believe, but for anyone unlucky enough to live in Australia or New Zealand (not that there is anything unlucky per se about that!) and a member of bmi Diamond Club, their miles have .....

It’s hard to believe, but for anyone unlucky enough to live in Australia or New Zealand (not that there .....

by Rob Burgess1 comment

Some interior photos from the British Airways A380 Frankfurt flights

I have run a few posts recently about the delivery of BA’s first A380 super-jumbo. The first aircraft is currently flying back and forth between London and Frankfurt most days, although the .....

I have run a few posts recently about the delivery of BA’s first A380 super-jumbo. The first aircraft is .....

by Rob Burgess24 comments

A credit card offering 4.5 Avios per £1 …. but not in the UK

It is generally accepted that residents of the USA have by far the best range of credit card sign-up bonuses to choose from.  It is difficult to disagree with that, especially when you compare US .....

It is generally accepted that residents of the USA have by far the best range of credit card sign-up bonuses .....

by Rob Burgess12 comments

British Airways announces Johannesburg as the next A380 route

As preparations continue for the first proper commercial flights of BA’s first A380, the airline has announced the third route to utilise the plane – Johannesburg. The airliner is .....

As preparations continue for the first proper commercial flights of BA’s first A380, the airline has .....

by Rob Burgess9 comments

BA tightens up on baggage rules for Gold and Silver cardholders

I posted last week about the new benefit for Bronze members of British Airways Executive Club – the ability to board via the Priority Boarding line. At the same time, it seems that BA has .....

I posted last week about the new benefit for Bronze members of British Airways Executive Club – the .....

by Rob Burgess10 comments

Avios to launch ‘redeem your points for a discount on a cash ticket’?

I have mentioned before that I have it on decent authority that Avios will launch a scheme later this year to allow you to pay for all or part of a cash ticket with your Avios points.  I was .....

I have mentioned before that I have it on decent authority that Avios will launch a scheme later this year to .....

by Rob Burgess21 comments

BAEC Bronze members now allowed Priority Boarding

When I was at Heathrow last Sunday, heading back to Germany to start my US trip, something caught my eye. As I joined the Priority Boarding line, my eye glanced at the blue board and I saw that .....

When I was at Heathrow last Sunday, heading back to Germany to start my US trip, something caught my eye. As I .....

by Rob Burgess24 comments

Is there an Avios Recycling arbitrage available on iPad minis?

Reader Pier dropped me a line to point out the Avios prices currently being paid by Avios Recycling for an iPad mini. They are offering 15,550 Avios for the basic 16gb iPad mini. Now, over .....

Reader Pier dropped me a line to point out the Avios prices currently being paid by Avios Recycling .....

by Rob Burgess11 comments

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