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buchanan101 94 posts

You can book the return leg online, and BA will refund half the avios (they can do this via Twitter) but NOT any extra cash element you pay. This is BAD news for return legs from places with high surcharges like the USA. However, some destinations, including Caribbean islands (don’t know about Mexico), are quite reasonable (GCM-LHR is about £250 in surcharges, for example, in CW), so while you do end up paying a bit more than if you’d booked in one go, it’s not a disaster, and you can completely avoid the stress of trying to speak to BA on the phone which is a pretty huge deal IMO!

So I assume that this works fine when waiting for the 355 day window for a return journey?

Even though BA are being royal pains with paying my alternative travel costs for a recent return from Austria, I still have 200,000+ Avios and their return flights to Austria are exceptional value on Avios with a 241. Just booked an outward leg 355 days out to Innsbruck.

With a 241 it’s 17,000 Avios +£100 for 2 people return in Club. Absurdly cheap

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