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  • KookyCat28 1 post

    I’m looking for any ideas or tips on how to best use my 2-4-1 companion voucher(s) please 🙂

    – Premium Plus vouchers expire May24 (and another May25)
    – we now live in Cyprus because of British military posting
    – I currently have about 115,000 Avios (and don’t expect to earn much more because of foreign Amex fees)
    – most destinations we’d love to explore are east of Cyprus so that’s a total waste to fly via LON or MAD
    – using Avios to fly back home to UK would be kind of a waste because flights cheap and we get one free trip/year free on military
    – last year we used 2-4-1 for holiday to Bermuda on BA Club which was great
    – family of 2 adults and 1 3yo but we don’t have to all travel together or on same PNR to make good use of voucher

    I’d love to hear any suggestions or tips people have for how to best use my companion vouchers – kinda difficult from Cyprus but I’d hate to waste them!
    Any good ideas using Iberia instead of BA maybe?
    Thanks x

    AJA 1,027 posts

    Welcome to the HfP forums @KookyCat28. I think you are rather stuck because the BAPP 2-4-1 vouchers can only be used on BA, Iberia (but not Vueling) or Aer Lingus metal and going east you are pretty much limited to the likes of Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Amman or further afield Dubai / Abu Dhabi although that will involve flying west to LHR and then back again. The far east destinations such as Hong Kong or Singapore or Sydney are out of your reach with only 115k Avios.

    Although you have more options with routes in Europe but that will require travelling via LHR unless Iberia flies directly to MAD from Cyprus. In which case you could try looking at Iberia routes, though again long haul is limited due to only having 115k Avios.

    That said as you don’t have to start in the UK perhaps you could look at a flight starting in the middle east / somewhere and flying back to Cyprus via LHR. That assumes you can get to the middle east / somewhere destination directly from Cyprus.

    The other thing to consider is using the voucher expring in May2024 to start a trip as only the outbound flight has to be before the expiry date. Then use the other voucher to travel back to Cyprus and then back to the starting place. Then use the original voucher to come back again. Not sure I’ve explained that too well but it does allow some flexibility.

    zapato1060 539 posts

    Your best bet East is Larnaca and using Qatar for your travels. Q Suites possibly. Your only 3hrs from Doha.

    The real Swiss Tony 633 posts

    LCA-DOH is an A320. Sometimes it has lie flat seats (or close on), but when I did it, it was just armchair style recliners. I do however think you need to be pragmatic about the 2-4-1s and whether they actually hold any value for you. Redeeming them just for the sake of it to go somewhere you don’t want to does seem a bit pointless.

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