Same day avios redemption?

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Old Apr 15, 19, 1:39 pm
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Same day avios redemption?

Apologies if this has been posted before, but is it possible to book an avios redemption for the same day? I may need to travel tomorrow and there’s currently plenty of availability but just wondering if this would still be available tomorrow 3 hours prior to departure?

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Old Apr 15, 19, 1:41 pm
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It's should be avavilbe but You cannot be sure for 100%

on other way
you can book now and cancel for free in 24h
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Old Apr 15, 19, 1:45 pm
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I have booked several times about ~60mins before departure using RFS. Never an issue, except that you may not have great seating options when you checkin.
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Old Apr 15, 19, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by headforflights View Post
It's should be avavilbe but You cannot be sure for 100%

on other way
you can book now and cancel for free in 24h
The free cancellation doesn't apply if you book same day.
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Old Apr 15, 19, 2:23 pm
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Yes. Did it a few months ago on a Sunday morning to Malaga from city. I guess 90 mins before departure.
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Old Apr 15, 19, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Shalatte14 View Post
Apologies if this has been posted before, but is it possible to book an avios redemption for the same day? I may need to travel tomorrow and there’s currently plenty of availability but just wondering if this would still be available tomorrow 3 hours prior to departure?

TIA!
I have booked and travelled (AMS-LCY) two hours before the flight a few months back.
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Old Apr 15, 19, 2:55 pm
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Thanks all - sounds like I can risk it then! Fingers crossed 🤞
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Old Apr 15, 19, 3:14 pm
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Thanks all - sounds like I can risk it then! Fingers crossed 🤞
Availability on the day can be excellent on short haul (and they even sometimes offer same day redemptions to Sydney, which I used once, though it caused a bit of trouble in terms of ticketing being slower than my travel). But for a trip like this I don't see a problem. Welcome to Flyertalk and welcome to the BA Board Shalatte14
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Old Apr 15, 19, 11:43 pm
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I’ve used same day plenty of times to GLA when there had been zero availability days before
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Old Apr 16, 19, 8:28 am
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Yeh. Can even work on partners.. Was hating Los Angeles so woke up at 2 in morning and booked on 10am flight to Mexico.
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