Avios points for others

Old Aug 17, 19, 4:35 am
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Avios points for others

Just wondering, my parents have around 200,000 Avios points between them. Can they book flights for other people and get a reduction in price using some miles? Or does Avios points have to be used by the person that has them? I know you can do this with Virgin but not sure if BA did it. Many thanks.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 4:51 am
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Yes they can book flights for others using their avios.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 4:55 am
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I can see no reason why not.

This from the "Part Payment" T&C ...
8. When a Member makes a booking using Avios, the Member must make the relevant payment for the ticket. The Avios will be debited from the Memberís Executive Club account, for each passenger on the booking.
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11. In the case of a Household Account, current redemption rules apply regarding the debiting of Avios across the accounts of the Household members. However, Members of a Household Account can make Avios part-payment bookings for people outside of the Household Account.
https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...ditions-of-use
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Old Aug 17, 19, 4:55 am
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Yes they can do it but be careful the account doesn't get locked if they are going to do this with all the AVIOS.

I've booked for a friend and daughter in the past and simply phoned up to explain it was a great for them.

The BAEC line said phoning was a good thing to do and not because of their comission.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 6:06 am
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They can use Avios to book flights for other people, yes, but not to reduce the cash price for other passengers I don't think.
They can of course use the Avios for themselves, either for rewards flights, or to reduce the price of a cash booking.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 1:22 am
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Thanks everyone.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 3:38 am
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They can also transfer avios to another account.

Transferring Avios

You can also top-up another Member’s account, when they live at a different address from you, by transferring Avios to them. That way, they can enjoy their next reward* flight sooner.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 4:46 am
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Originally Posted by Beergander View Post
They can also transfer avios to another account.

Transferring Avios

You can also top-up another Memberís account, when they live at a different address from you, by transferring Avios to them. That way, they can enjoy their next reward* flight sooner.
However, that costs money unless the person transferring is BAEC Gold.
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