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  • phaserphish 1 post

    Hi all,

    I am booking a flight for April next year of which there is about a 50% chance I will need to cancel. Because of this I am going to book a reward flight to limit exposure. If I take the £1 plus avios option, does that mean that if I cancel I will only lose £1 and get all my avios back? I know I get worse value per avios, but I see it as cancellation insurance.

    Rob’s article here suggests that this will be the case but it is quite old, from 2019, and they may have changed the policy. https://www.headforpoints.com/2019/07/16/british-airways-1-taxes-avios-redemptions/

    The BA website here is quite clear the fee will be £35, but will they make me pay extra to cancel, as I won’t have paid enough for them to deduct the fee. https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/executive-club/spending-avios/booking-and-service-fees

    Apologies if this has been asked before – I searched articles and forums but couldn’t find an answer!!

    Carlos 758 posts

    £35 at time of cancellation or else lose your points and pay £1 for the privilege in the process. Depends what you value more

    A reschedule is also £35

    tiriavpo 319 posts

    Yes, you just lose the £1, and get all the Avios back.

    Tracey 221 posts

    I moved a couple of flights last year. Effectively a cancellation and rebook. All reward flights that I had paid 50p or £1 for. I only lost the 50p/ £1, all the Avios were re credited to my account.

    sm 189 posts

    Yes, you just lose the £1, and get all the Avios back.

    Is that even if you cancel on line or only by phone please? Thank you

    Tracey 221 posts

    Yes, you just lose the £1, and get all the Avios back.

    Is that even if you cancel on line or only by phone please? Thank you

    Either.

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