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Old Aug 14, 19, 10:31 am
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Brazilian reward ;)

Hi, hopefully caught your attention!

I'm planning a reward flight with 'MrsB' - LHR out to Rio, coming back via Sao Paulo (Due to limited reward availability in Feb).

Outbound only has a three class 787 so will travel J (Shame as we loved the Concorde room), however returning there is availability in F on the 777. Is this worth an upgrade for 27k Avios? (I have them but it will clean me out). I'm thinking yes as it's a 16:05 departure so will have time to enjoy the service? But read the departure lounges is the same for both classes so limited benefit there?

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Old Aug 14, 19, 10:46 am
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Yes it's worth it

There are no fuel surcharges on rewards departing Brazil, so it might be worth comparing to see if it's cheaper to book two one ways
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Old Aug 14, 19, 10:58 am
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Don't wait too long to decide to pull the trigger on your booking, you don't want to cut it too close.....
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Old Aug 14, 19, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by ajeleonard View Post
Yes it's worth it

There are no fuel surcharges on rewards departing Brazil, so it might be worth comparing to see if it's cheaper to book two one ways
Sorry should have mentioned using an AMEX companion voucher so assume two one ways are n/a?
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Old Aug 14, 19, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by Beergander View Post
Sorry should have mentioned using an AMEX companion voucher so assume two one ways are n/a?
Correct.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 11:18 am
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It’s all relative. The value of 27,000 Avios, and the relative values of J and F, will be different for different people.

Personally I wouldn’t bother as I think I would get better value from 27,000 Avios with RFS redemptions within Europe, or for short haul on CX or JAL. I do, however, have the benefit of being OWE, so I get many of the “soft” benefits of F regardless of my cabin of travel. I also don’t think there’s a particularly huge difference between BA J and F on a night flight.

Your travel patterns and preferences may vary.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 12:13 pm
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Thanks all, pulled the trigger and booked via a very helpful lady at the BA contact centre. Went for F on the return leg, YOLO and all that!
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Old Aug 14, 19, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by ajeleonard View Post
Yes it's worth it

There are no fuel surcharges on rewards departing Brazil, so it might be worth comparing to see if it's cheaper to book two one ways
No YQ departing and ticketed from Brazil, which catches you out at least in the way BA.com does it: charges on a one way are 243.
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