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  • Hatty 3 posts

    Has anyone noticed a recent increase in Avios requirements? I’ve been watching for a redemption with Barclaycard upgrade voucher to Johannesburg. Last week the requirement was 95,000 Avios plus £450. Today it’s 115,000 plus £450. Anyone noticed similar hikes?

    Peter K 621 posts

    Are you sure the first time it wasn’t off peak then next time peak?

    Hatty 3 posts

    The outbound was the same off peak date, but the return did fall into a peak period. However, it seems there’s a difference between the Avios required for Barclaycard vs Amex 241. Comparing like-for-like dates (Outbound = Off Peak and Inbound = Peak), the Avios requirement for Barclaycard is 115k vs Amex 95k (based on highest Avios option 190k + £900)

    nectar collector 294 posts

    The Avios needed to use the vouchers aren’t the same because the vouchers work differently. So for example to fly in long haul business class, with Amex 2 for 1, you pay the Avios for business class for one person, and the business class taxes/fees for two. With the Barclays voucher, you pay the Avios for Premium Economy and the taxes/fees for Business class for each person.

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