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  • sunny110 7 posts

    Anyone having difficultly buying them?
    I just tried with my avios plus barclaycard and its not working.

    kevinchoi 99 posts

    I boosted mine yesterday (with Amex BAPP) and it went through ok. Points and bonus showed up immediately.

    DaveB 12 posts

    No problem on Monday, again with BAPP.

    executiveclubber 304 posts

    205,000 Avios for £1700. Very very tempting but for some reason I can’t quite find it in myself to buy…

    zapato1060 719 posts

    205,000 Avios for £1700. Very very tempting but for some reason I can’t quite find it in myself to buy…

    Yeah up to the individual. You either have enough and dont need or dont think you can get over 1p for their 0.84p purchase.

    Britbronco 18 posts

    Kicking myself for not boosting when the 10% bonus was on. Now it’s more marginal. Not sure whether to transfer all my MR points, or keep them in reserve for flexibility in case of other needs, and pay for the boost instead.

    Saltrams 15 posts

    I’m notoriously number illiterate but isn’t BA’s pricing table disingenuous? Surely £0.0092 is less than one penny? I thought I learnt that £0 is no pounds and £0.90 is 90 pence and £0.09 is nine pence so £0.009 is no pounds and just under one penny? 🤔

    RK228 220 posts

    I’m notoriously number illiterate but isn’t BA’s pricing table disingenuous? Surely £0.0092 is less than one penny? I thought I learnt that £0 is no pounds and £0.90 is 90 pence and £0.09 is nine pence so £0.009 is no pounds and just under one penny? 🤔

    Well, it’s both £0.0092 and 0.92p. It’s the same thing.

    As flights are priced in GBP and I use pounds in my own calculations to assess/determine value of redemptions/subscription bonuses/etc., the £0.0092 would be most relevant to me as it’s easier to understand and it more readily enables comparison.

    Not much in aviation will be priced in pennies.

    aq.1988 480 posts

    Not sure if this has been posted before (apologies if had), but I had a look at avios boost out of curiosity, as I had earned a good chunk of avios last month, and what was interesting was that the avios I received back from a cancellation (and then re-booking for another date), also counted as earned, so it was boost-able.

    Could be useful for someone looking for a way to top-up their avios if they hadn’t earned much in the last month. My cancellation was an RFS flight in Europe, and was only charged £1pp (despite paying the £50pp option), which I recently added as a DP on the relevant thread.

    SteveCroydon 71 posts

    The boost pages clearly state that it’s for transactions posted in the past 30 days. I’ve been checking my boost page and transactions are still being offered for boosting at least 6+ weeks after posting.
    Another excellent piece of BA IT!

    WA81741 13 posts

    Hi,

    I’m contemplating boosting 25,000 Avios x 2 (50,000) for £470 and was wondering if this seems good value at £0.0092?

    Many thanks

    Gavin454 177 posts

    Hi,

    I’m contemplating boosting 25,000 Avios x 2 (50,000) for £470 and was wondering if this seems good value at £0.0092?

    Many thanks

    Only you can answer this, because it depends what you want to spend those Avios on (and whether it normally costs more than £470)

    WA81741 13 posts

    Thanks. I guess I was asking if the points to £’s ratio is decent.

    Gavin454 177 posts

    Thanks. I guess I was asking if the points to £’s ratio is decent.

    0.92p per point is not bad, I’ve personally paid between 0.8p and 1.1p per point at various times from various places. But I only do it if I know that I’m going to get a good amount more value than that from buying the points.

    Froggee 982 posts

    Yes – it’s pretty good value.

    I only redeem Avios for 1p or better and tend to be able to get that most times.

    But £470 for 50,000 is 0.94p which is slightly worse value than the 0.92p you would get for 3x boost.

    But @Gavin454 makes a valid point. Would you be able to get value from them?

    Whatsthepoint 130 posts

    If you’re redeeming the Avios for long haul business class you should get at least 1p per Avios value, in my experience, even comparing against the lowest possible CW fare. However, Avios redemptions are more flexible so if you compare them to flexible CW fares then it’s even better. If you’re using a 241, then even better. Example LHR to MCO off-peak 125000 Avios, at .94p per Avios it’s £1175 + £950 charges = £2125. Cheapest CW fare I’ve seen recently is £2700ish. Save 20%. With a 241 it’s a 40% saving, taking into account the CC fee for BAPP.

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