Avios program closing!!

Old Sep 15, 18, 6:13 am
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Avios program closing!!

When logging into my Avios app Iím being told itís closing this month! Up to this Iíve been using it to transfer any EI flights Avios earned to my BA EC account! In the past when I entered my BA number into EI booking Avios never came accross! Maybe this is now rectified ? I have no interest in gathering EI Avios so what will we do going forward?
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Old Sep 15, 18, 11:23 am
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Yes that is somewhat old news I'm afraid. Best bet is to use an aerclub account and transfer avios to your BAEC directly then. I think you can change your avios.com account to an aerclub account but not sure.
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Old Sep 16, 18, 2:41 am
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Avios have done a terrible job with communicating this change.

Through various mergers and purchases IAG ended up with to avoid schemes in the UK. They had BAEC and and a scheme called AirMiles which were entirely separate. When IAG invented the avois currency, they renamed AirMiles, as Avios Travel Rewards instead of merging with BAEC. I assume this was because of certain contracts partners. For example BA and AMEX have a co-branded card while the AirMiles scheme had a LloydsTSB product. Over time these contracts must have ended and the group have taken the decision to have a single avois programme in the UK.

IAG planned that all Avios schemes would use a common platform and Vueling, Meridiana and Aer Lingus use the avois.com portal, like the Travel Rewards Programme. BA and IB never switched.

What will remain?
- The Avios currency
- BA Executive Club - via ba.com
- Iberia Plus - via Iberia.com
- AerClub, VuelingClub, MeridianaClub - via avios.com

What will close?
- UK based Avios Travel Rewards, avios.com. These members will be transferred to BAEC, the Avios App will close, but other users won't see any changes.

Last edited by BrianDromey; Sep 16, 18 at 2:51 am
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