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Did promised transfer AVIOS-DC ever become possible?

Did promised transfer AVIOS-DC ever become possible?

Old Oct 6, 12, 2:49 am
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Did promised transfer AVIOS-DC ever become possible?

Does anyone know whether the originally-promised ability to move Avios to DC points ever come about?
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Old Oct 6, 12, 2:54 am
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No

The reason being, almost certainly, that BA could not cancel the VS redemption deal and didn't want people moving miles from BA to BMI to redeem on Virgin!
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Old Oct 6, 12, 3:04 am
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Thanks for the prompt response

I guess I'll need to look for another way to poll/transfer all my family points then I'm not really a fan of the BAEC Family account.
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Old Oct 6, 12, 6:41 am
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Piece of ****.

1. Open an avios.com account for everyone with a BA account in your household
2. Transfer all miles to respective avios.com accounts
3. Create an avios.com family account
4. Break up the avios.com family account. The form you post them asks you to specify how the miles should be shared out, say you want 100%
5. Transfer all miles back to your BA account
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Old Oct 6, 12, 8:28 am
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aha

Good to know - many thanks.

unfortunately all of my families various accounts were registered in Ireland so a lot of address changes in my future (I have a legitimate UK mailing address also as I maintain a home there.)
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Old Oct 12, 12, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
Piece of ****.

1. Open an avios.com account for everyone with a BA account in your household
2. Transfer all miles to respective avios.com accounts
3. Create an avios.com family account
4. Break up the avios.com family account. The form you post them asks you to specify how the miles should be shared out, say you want 100%
5. Transfer all miles back to your BA account
Great stuff, Raffles
I have family's BAEC accounts in the US, and avios accounts in the UK. Will the scheme work, or is it restricted to UK based BAEC and avios accounts?
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Old Oct 13, 12, 5:42 am
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avios.com accounts must be UK domiciled

I transferred from an avios.com to a German-registered BA account OK, so you should be fine. All they match is date of birth and name.
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Sorry to be daft but what is the purpose of opening up a seperate avios.com account?
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Old Oct 19, 12, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by Guy Betsy View Post
Sorry to be daft but what is the purpose of opening up a seperate avios.com account?
Alternative opportunities to earn etc.

Many earned hundreds of thousands of miles via the lloyds Avios credit card bonus offer this time(ish) last year, Tesco promos, Shell promos etc.

I've earned 150,000 odd Avios via various different promotions, which probably would have only been about 20-30,000 or so if I'd lashed all the earning opportunity directly into BAEC.

There are also other ways to spend and as Raffles has outlined alternative admin benefits too.

There is certainly no reason not to have one
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Old Oct 19, 12, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by catharsis View Post
Does anyone know whether the originally-promised ability to move Avios to DC points ever come about?

No, but why is your question! I still hold over 500k bmi miles which must go sooner or later to BA !
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Old Oct 19, 12, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Benj View Post
Alternative opportunities to earn etc.

Many earned hundreds of thousands of miles via the lloyds Avios credit card bonus offer this time(ish) last year, Tesco promos, Shell promos etc.

I've earned 150,000 odd Avios via various different promotions, which probably would have only been about 20-30,000 or so if I'd lashed all the earning opportunity directly into BAEC.

There are also other ways to spend and as Raffles has outlined alternative admin benefits too.

There is certainly no reason not to have one

Why would you collect Avtioos on BA and not on Iberia? I thought IB is cheaper in taxes?!
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Old Oct 20, 12, 12:06 am
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Where you collect and where you spend are different issues.

I have an IB, BA and avios.com account.

For example (as per this article I wrote this week http://headforpoints.com/2012/10/19/...et-car-rental/) Iberia and BA have totally different car rental partners and earning rates. IB has far more partners, and credits on a per day rather than per rental basis. It would therefore make sense for me to credit certain car rentals to IB.

Each scheme also has a different list of hotel partners.

avios.com has the Lloyds credit card which means I collect some miles in there. They also (ahem) credit more miles on some flights than BAEC does.

Redeeming - IB is not cheaper than BA for the same BA flight. However, redemptions on Iberia flights are far cheaper when redeemed on iberia.com because IB doesn't add the same fuel surcharges. iberia.com also lets you redeem on Iberia Express, Air Maroc, Vueling etc, which ba.com does not.

On the other hand, Aer Lingus (for example) is only a BA partner, so an Iberia member wanting an Aer Lingus redemption has to move points to BA.
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Im having 2000 Points on DC and 1000 Points on another -> which makes 3000 on the Family Account...Is it possivle to a) transfer ALL these Points to my BA-Account? Or b) is there any Flights from FRA for free with this few Miles? Help would be really fantastic!
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Old Oct 21, 12, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by blueeagle3 View Post
...Is it possivle to a) transfer ALL these Points to my BA-Account?...
See post #4 from Raffles above.
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Old Oct 21, 12, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by ups View Post
See post #4 from Raffles above.
Wow, thats been quick! And helpful! Thank you!
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