Using BA Avios

Old Jul 5, 19, 7:06 am
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Using BA Avios

I am trying to book flight for 4 to AGP in Spetember and can get flights on EI with 290 in taxes - that is reasonable but from being on here I think the taxes ca be lower on BA. I have a separate BA Exec account but when I try to book it keeps routing through London. Do you have to phone to get EI flights if I transfer my Avios ? Can anyone give me an estimate of the difference in taxes on the BA site ?
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Old Jul 5, 19, 7:30 am
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Yes you have to ring BAEC. I'm not sure but I think the lower taxes loophole may have been tied off. But no harm in trying. Make sure they don't apply phone booking fee to you, this should be waived as not possible to book the flights using BAEC online.
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Old Jul 9, 19, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by mccartje View Post
Yes you have to ring BAEC. I'm not sure but I think the lower taxes loophole may have been tied off. But no harm in trying. Make sure they don't apply phone booking fee to you, this should be waived as not possible to book the flights using BAEC online.
I would call BA. I managed to get lower taxes on BCN-DUB-LAX. Aer Lingus was charging $400 in taxes and BA was charging $250.
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Old Jul 15, 19, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by Ali Taheri View Post
I would call BA. I managed to get lower taxes on BCN-DUB-LAX. Aer Lingus was charging $400 in taxes and BA was charging $250.


I got the reverse - 4 x DUB - AGP was 490 euro taxes on BA Avios and only 290 on EI avios !
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Old Jul 15, 19, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by Danash View Post
I got the reverse - 4 x DUB - AGP was 490 euro taxes on BA Avios and only 290 on EI avios !
Is that for return fares or one way? Great deal if return, especially if need to bring checked luggage, that's where the real value lies in using avios for holiday bookings.
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