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Doubling of fee on EI Avios Reward Flights?

Doubling of fee on EI Avios Reward Flights?

Old Sep 19, 19, 4:51 am
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Doubling of fee on EI Avios Reward Flights?

I have flown LHR-SNN using 8-9k Avios + 45 GBP taxes/charges several times, but now the Avios.com flight finder tool is quoting fees of 90 GBP for the same trip. The new fees are three-quarters of the price of a cash ticket. What's going on?!
Incidentally BA RFS search no longer includes LHR-SNN seats.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 5:26 am
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EI eventually realised that this represented relatively good value to people so promptly closed that tap off and replaced with an offering representing little or no value.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 6:07 am
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Originally Posted by anydroid View Post
I have flown LHR-SNN using 8-9k Avios + 45 GBP taxes/charges several times, but now the Avios.com flight finder tool is quoting fees of 90 GBP for the same trip. The new fees are three-quarters of the price of a cash ticket. What's going on?!
Incidentally BA RFS search no longer includes LHR-SNN seats.
I'm surprised you mention BA RFS in relation to Aer Lingus flights.

Did they *ever* show Aer Lingus flights available at RFS rates? In my experience, they never have (but I never searched for the LHR-SNN service via BA).

It's also my understanding that Aer Lingus doesn't have RFS, so booking through Avios/Aer Club would never get you a comparable RFS rate.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 3:08 pm
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Have to say Avios are not really worth it in many ways. Transatlantic "fees" can be as much as half the cost of a full fare economy ticket.

Disappointing to hear that they are jacking the fees up.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 12:37 am
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Originally Posted by alserire View Post

Disappointing to hear that they are jacking the fees up.
I just checked my usual routes to/from AMS on EI. They are available at the same rates as at the start of the year.
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