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How to transfer Avios between Aer Lingus, BA, and Iberia

Aer Lingus, British Airways, and Iberia share a common rewards currency: Avios.  Strangely, despite sharing a currency, each program has its own loyalty program with different award charts and rules.  Since they are partners, it’s often possible to book the same flights with any one of these programs, but your cost will vary (both in number of points required and fuel surcharges). Sometimes British Airways is best: Use BA Avios to fly Aer Lingus from…

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How to find AA award space on BA.com

This morning I asked “Is BA unable to see American Airlines award space?”  I had found an AA saver award that I wanted to book.  And I knew space was available.  Iberia.com and Qantas.com could see the space.  But I wanted to book with British Airways Avios, and BA.com could not see the award space.  A telephone agent couldn’t see the award space either even though she checked two different systems.  Her advice was to…

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Double Avios Shopping (Buy miles for .67 cents each!)

The British Airways shopping portal is offering double points for all merchants this weekend. Important: When you browse to the British Airways Shopping Portal make sure to switch to the US version of the site if it defaults to the UK site: This offer has led to some fantastic deals.  One that jumps out at me is the ability to buy Avios for less than a penny per point. Do you remember my post “Buy…

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Buy miles, get a date (76 miles per dollar)

While I’m not personally looking to buy miles or get a date, this deal may interest some readers who want one or the other, or both… The British Airways’ Shopping Portal, Gate 365, is currently offering 76 Avios per dollar for Match.com. You’ll only earn Avios on your first time paid subscriptions, so I took a look to find the option with the largest initial out of pocket charge. That appears to be the 12…

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To Heathrow and back — AA vs. BA business class. Which was better?

AA vs. BA business class

The weekend before last, I flew to London Heathrow airport on Saturday and returned home on Sunday… on purpose.  My goal wasn’t to visit London (which is a great city to visit, by the way), but rather to earn the remaining EQPs (Elite Qualifying Points) I needed to secure American Airlines Executive Platinum status for another year.  I had to earn a total of 100,000 EQPs by the end of this year, and I thought…

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