Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Forums Frequent flyer programs British Airways Executive Club Revenue based avios earning…

  • Mark 35 posts

    I’ve read this is due to come in on 1st November.

    Richie 883 posts

    …where was this detailed?

    dougzz99 605 posts

    There was a lot of talk in regard this previously, without detail it’s of little use.

    Would be an interesting step by BA, further distances Avios from a frequent flyer scheme into a shopping/credit card rewards scheme.

    yonasl 922 posts

    I really don’t know where this will go.

    Right now it makes sense to fly to gain avios. A business class trip that costs £2,500 can get you 20,000 avios. Using your credit card “only” around 4,000 avios for spending that much money.

    So there was always a bigger incentive to fly OneWorld to gain avios than to gain the Avios via credit card usage.

    If the system changes to revenue based and you start excluding taxes the avios from flights will reduce a lot so why fly BA and others. You will get more avios by booking in hotels.com via the BA app … it is nonsensical

    dougzz99 605 posts

    @yonasl Assuming they keep it revenue neutral, which is a big assumption, it’ll really shift Avios earning from personal tickets, price sensitive, booked in sales, to business tickets. That would seem to be incentivising those with least choice, whilst lowering the incentive to those more likely to be swayed by it.

    Alex G 400 posts

    There was a lot of talk in regard this previously, without detail it’s of little use.

    Would be an interesting step by BA, further distances Avios from a frequent flyer scheme into a shopping/credit card rewards scheme.

    I don’t think Avios has ever been a frequent flyer scheme.

    EC tier points are the rewards for frequent flying, giving you access to lounges, business or First check in, and priority boarding, even when you are flying on the cheapest economy ticket.

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