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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.

The British Airways ‘On Business’ programme explained (Part 1, 2012 edition)

Somehow I have managed to produce this site for seven months without mentioning the On Business loyalty programme at all – very sloppy of me!  That is something I will fix today. Many of you .....

Somehow I have managed to produce this site for seven months without mentioning the On Business loyalty .....

by Rob Burgess

Avoiding British Airways fuel surcharges when flying from Brazil

There is a messy way of avoiding BA fuel surcharges if flying from Brazil. You would need to book your redemption at ba.com as 2 x one-ways to benefit from this, which means no Amex 2-4-1 vouchers can .....

There is a messy way of avoiding BA fuel surcharges if flying from Brazil. You would need to book your .....

by Rob Burgess

What is an Avios point worth?

I have finally given in to your requests, by addressing the vexing and unanswerable question – ‘What is the value of an Avios point?‘. I started last week with this post on redeeming .....

I have finally given in to your requests, by addressing the vexing and unanswerable question – .....

by Rob Burgess

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 1 – How To Upgrade With Avios

This is Part 1 of a series that I will publish over the next few weeks on getting the most from your Avios. It is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something .....

This is Part 1 of a series that I will publish over the next few weeks on getting the most from your Avios. It .....

by Rob Burgess

My thoughts on the ‘25% bonus Avios for hotel transfers’ promo

If you are a British Airways Executive Club member, you will have been emailed this offer. Convert points from major hotel schemes to Avios by 13th January and get a 25 per cent bonus. If you collect .....

If you are a British Airways Executive Club member, you will have been emailed this offer. Convert points from .....

by Rob Burgess

New Avios redemption options as BA launches three new routes

British Airways is launching three new short-haul routes from Heathrow today, taking advantage of some of the slots freed up by the acquisition of bmi. The new routes are: Leeds Bradford Zagreb .....

British Airways is launching three new short-haul routes from Heathrow today, taking advantage of some of .....

by Rob Burgess

The British Airways Seoul service launches – a new redemption route into Asia

The new British Airways service to Seoul started two days ago. It has been, amazingly, 14 years since BA last flew to South Korea. The new service will operate six days a week using a 777. It is a .....

The new British Airways service to Seoul started two days ago. It has been, amazingly, 14 years since BA last .....

by Rob Burgess

Quidco increased from £5 to £20 for the Lloyds TSB Avios cards

The Quidco cashback on the Lloyds TSB Duo Avios cards and the Lloyds TSB Premier Duo Avios cards has been increased from £5 to £20. The cards come as a duo pack of an American Express and a .....

The Quidco cashback on the Lloyds TSB Duo Avios cards and the Lloyds TSB Premier Duo Avios cards has been .....

by Rob Burgess

Earn double Avios via the avios.com estore

The shopping portal at avios.com (NOT ba.com, although it may follow soon) has launched a ‘double Avios’ promotion in the run up to Christmas. Between 26 November and 14 December you earn .....

The shopping portal at avios.com (NOT ba.com, although it may follow soon) has launched a ‘double .....

by Rob Burgess

Swissotel is now a British Airways partner with an introductory 1,500 Avios bonus

Swissotel has joined the long list of hotel chains that award Avios via British Airways Executive Club. And, to celebrate, they have launched a promotion worth up to 1,500 bonus Avios. A standard .....

Swissotel has joined the long list of hotel chains that award Avios via British Airways Executive Club. And, .....

by Rob Burgess

How to use Avios for virtually tax-free flights around the US

With the US being a top tourist destination for Brits, it is worth remembering that Avios can have substantial value when you redeem them for American Airlines or Alaska Airlines flights inside the .....

With the US being a top tourist destination for Brits, it is worth remembering that Avios can have substantial .....

by Rob Burgess

British Airways makes a positive about-turn on BMI redemption refunds

A month ago I wrote this piece about the launch of diamondclub.org, the new website that BA has set up.  It is there to allow former bmi Diamond Club members to check their Diamond Club .....

A month ago I wrote this piece about the launch of diamondclub.org, the new website that BA has set .....

by Rob Burgess

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