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All you need to know about British Airways’ half-price Avios sale

All you need to know about British Airways’ half-price Avios sale
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Calling all bargain-hunters! There’s only hours left until the end of British Airways’ half-price Avios sale.

The offer allows savvy travellers to redeem air miles across all long-haul flights – for 50% fewer Avios than it would usually cost!

Participants must book before 13 October 2020, though the flights themselves can be as far into the future as the end of June 2021.

Head of the British Airways Executive Club Niall Rooney described this as “a rare promotion for all our loyal Executive Club Members who are longing to get travelling again” – and it certainly can offer unprecedented savings…

… for example, I myself have capitalised on the deal by booking – for the first time in my life – business class return flights to Singapore next Spring, for just 85,000 Avios points and taxes, fees and surcharges amounting to under £600 per flyer (utilising my Companion Voucher at the same time)!

(85k sounds like a lot, but I’ve steadily been accruing Avios through my British Airways American Express Credit Card at no additional cost. That said, fellow globetrotters may be interested to know that we gave the British Airways American Express Accelerating Business Card full marks in our review!)

Of course, with the current situation in regards to Covid-19, there’s no guarantee that Brits will be able to enter into the country of their choice without an enforced quarantine – any decision to book flights must not be taken lightly, and personally I’ve accepted the fact that I might have to cancel my plans at the last minute if circumstances dictate, for a fee of £35. I’d encourage others to thoroughly research how much a contingency plan would cost them, too.

It’s a gloomy and wet evening around the UK for most of us – perhaps allow yourself to daydream of happier and sunnier times by scanning through BA’s reward flights!


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