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Double Avios on 10 flights through June 2020

British Airways is offering double Avios on up to 10 flights operated by British Airways and their domestic subsidiaries in the UK as well as Comair in southern Africa and also on codeshares with American, Iberia, and Finnair between Europe and North America when you register and book by December 13th and travel by June 30, 2020. If there is even a chance that you’ll fly a qualifying paid flight, it’s worth registering now. The Deal…

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BA Visa $200 Award Fee Credit. 8 things you need to know.

Chase’s British Airways Visa Card has a significant new benefit: Get up to $200 credit per award booking.  That sounds awesome, but there are a number of terms that limit its usefulness.  Here’s what you need to know about the BA Visa $200 Award Fee Credit… $200 credit for business and first class awards, $100 credit for economy and premium economy Use your BA Visa to pay the taxes, fees, and charges for a reward…

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Complete guide to Avios: British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus

I find that US residents are often skittish about foreign frequent flyer programs.  Many don’t realize that foreign programs are often the best options for booking domestic flights.  “Avios” is the name of the point currency shared by multiple foreign airline frequent flyer programs: British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus.  Points earned in any of those three programs (or transferred from transferable points programs) can be moved to the other programs.  For example, if you…

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40% transfer bonus to Avios from Membership Rewards

Through 10/1/19, American Express Membership Rewards is offering a 40% bonus on transfers to British Airways Avios or Aer Lingus Avios. Oddly, I don’t see a bonus on Iberia — though I see the ability to transfer in increments of a single Avio(?) to Iberia. This could be a fantastic deal with a good use in mind. The Deal 40% transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios or Aer Lingus Avios Additionally, you may be…

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BA devaluation: not so bad after all

The British Airways award chart devaluation has gone live today, and the sky hasn’t yet fallen. I can verify that as I was up above the clouds all morning on my way to Europe — didn’t see a single piece of sky fall. Truthfully, if the changes were this minor, I don’t understand why they didn’t just announce a new chart rather than making people wait. But let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth…

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Phantom Menace: An award search time suck

Yesterday, I ran into what momentarily felt like a cool discovery: the British Airways website was showing saver-level availability on an American Airlines flight I wanted to book despite the fact that American showed no saver space available. Unfortunately, it turned out to be phantom space — award seats that appear to be available online but aren’t actually available to book in real life. At least, they were phantomish (more detail below). The key takeaway was…

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(EXPIRED) BA Shopping Mall Offering Increased Rates At Raise, Apple, World Market, Macy’s & More

British Airways Shopping Mall Increased Rates

The British Airways shopping mall is currently offering increased rates at a dozen retailers, including 5x at Raise, 3x at the Apple Store, 16x at World Market, 12x at Kiehl’s, 7x at Macy’s and more. In many cases, these are the best portal rates available at the moment. The Deal Increased rates at 12 retailers on the BA shopping portal. Direct link to offers. Key Terms Different expiry dates for increased rates. Quick Thoughts In…

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(EXPIRED) British Airways releases tons of award space (fuel surcharges vary by route)

British Airways is running a promotion where they are reporting that they’ve releasing 50,000 business class award seats available for full awards, upgrades, etc. While British Airways is known for high surcharges, some routes have higher charges than others and in some cases upgrades might make the most sense, especially since you can also earn miles. The Deal Plentiful British Airways business class space on routes around the world good for full awards or upgrades…

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[Expired] Wow: $874 First Class British Airways South Africa to Spain

As reported by One Mile at a Time, there are some crazy first class fares running right now between South Africa and Spain on British Airways — with round trip flights from either Johannesburg or Cape Town to Barcelona or Madrid from about $873. As these are paid first class fares, they could earn a ton of miles, but I’d hold off on making nonrefundable plans to make sure this gets honored. The Deal Cheap first class fares between Johannesburg / Cape…

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