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  • youneedtobeyourself 16 posts

    Haven’t looked for a while for USA redemptions.
    Searched for a flight to phoenix on avios. 82.5k + £1713.48 in Club.
    When did the cash element become that amount of money?

    ChrisC 956 posts

    Since BA started to charge and then increase its egregious surcharges.

    Froggee 884 posts

    Are you Avios poor? You aren’t selecting the optimal price. Should be the top one of the below options for best value albeit it ain’t great nowadays.

    137500 Avios + £ 685.06

    123750 Avios + £ 1,000.06

    103150 Avios + £ 1,360.06

    82500 Avios + £ 1,715.06

    77000 Avios + £ 1,855.06

    68750 Avios + £ 1,965.06

    youneedtobeyourself 16 posts

    Are you Avios poor? You aren’t selecting the optimal price. Should be the top one of the below options for best value albeit it ain’t great nowadays.

    I will be avios (and cash) poor if I redeem at those levels.
    I’ll either slum it up in economy for £500 or use some finnair miles to go on AA metal I think, hopefully without the insane surcharges.

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    ar 7 posts

    Are you Avios poor? You aren’t selecting the optimal price. Should be the top one of the below options for best value albeit it ain’t great nowadays.

    I will be avios (and cash) poor if I redeem at those levels.
    I’ll either slum it up in economy for £500 or use some finnair miles to go on AA metal I think, hopefully without the insane surcharges.

    Why not buy a cash PE fare then UuA? Happy medium perhaps…

    youneedtobeyourself 16 posts

    Why not buy a cash PE fare then UuA? Happy medium perhaps…

    Good solution actually, works out at £1000 + 50k avios I think. If I can tie it up as a holiday with car hire double TP’s too 😉

    ChrisC 956 posts

    You would need to book your PE trip first with BA Hols paying cash then contact them to do the UUA which would still be subject to availability

    THe Double TPs would be based on the base PE TPs.

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