Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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The Savage Squirrel 612 posts

£1200 cash and no Avios vs £1200 cash and no Avios? You seem to have been looking at the same cash fare on both occasions 😀

Anyway, have a look at the beginner articles on this site (click Avios on the top menu and see the articles underneath) – they will explain where the value in Avios and your 2-for-1 is: which is generally in booking business class or First class tickets.

Economy tickets will seldom get you much discount against simply using cash – and will burn a lot of Avios to do so – the Avios spend will be poor value in most cases. It is also worth remembering that Avios tickets are flexible though – so significantly superior to the inflexible cash ticket you are comparing against.

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