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Old Aug 20, 12, 5:58 pm
Grand Union
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Avios Part Payment

From November 2013, when you purchase flights via BA’s direct sales channels it is possible to shave a few quid off the fare in exchange for a nominal sum of Avios. This feature has been coined Avios Part Payment (APP). APP may be useful if you wish to cash in some of the Avios you have stashed away, and since the you’re still purchasing a commercial fare, you’ll earn Avios and Tier Points once you fly. The conversion rates for APP spend are better for point than it is to purchase points. Note, APP is not available at BA airport ticket desks or via travel agents.

Scope and detail
  • All UK domestic and European short haul flights operated and marketed by British Airways. CityFlyer services are included;
  • Moscow is excluded;
  • Your itinerary must not include flights operated or marketed by other carrier;
  • APP is available on commercial fare classes for travel on UK Domestic, Euro Traveller, Club Europe or any combination of these travel classes.
  • APP can be applied to one way, return, connecting, and open jaw itineraries;
  • APP is combinable with Hand Baggage Only fares
  • APP is combinable with Shareholder Discount and Hotline fares (online only)
  • APP is not combinable with promotional codes or eVouchers
  • APP is not combinable with BA Holidays bookings. However that does stop you from purchasing your flight with an Avios part payment then adding hotel/car hire products separately after the flight booking has been completed;
  • APP is not combinable with Unaccompanied Minor fares;
  • Members of a household account can use APP to book flights for people outside of their household account;
  • Members travelling together as a family can use APP but the part payment element will not offered to infants included in the booking;

Can I upgrade a APP booking?
Yes. UuA or GUFT vouchers can be applied to a APP booking on the proviso the booking has already been confirmed and ticketed.

Can I use APP on a redemption fare to offset taxes, fees, and surcharges?
No. APP is not offered with flight redemptions

Will I earn Avios and Tier Points on a APP ticket?
Yes. You will accrue points, including Tier and Cabin Bonuses just as you would had you not used the part payment option.

Will the APP affect the fare rules and conditions of my ticket?
No. If you purchase a full fare flexible ticket, the underlying rules are retained. Similarly, if you purchase a restricted discounted fare, the rules governing the underlying fare are retained.

How much can I save?
In most cases three part payment options are offered
  • 30 off in exchange for 4,500 Avios
  • 20 off in exchange for 3,000 Avios
  • 10 off in exchange for 1,500 Avios

Note, you’ll not be offered options where the discount exceeds the sum of the net fare and carrier charges.

Last edited by Prospero; Nov 10, 13 at 9:26 am
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