Hotel Booking Using Avios

Old Jul 13, 20, 12:43 pm
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Hotel Booking Using Avios

Quick question about hotel bookings as I've found conflicting information.

I have a stack of Avios and we're thinking about using some towards a hotel booking in Malta in October. If we book now and decide nearer the time that we don't want to go because of COVID 19 can we cancel and get a full refund of any cash paid and Avios used?

Thanks.
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Old Jul 13, 20, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Mikey07 View Post
Quick question about hotel bookings as I've found conflicting information.

I have a stack of Avios and we're thinking about using some towards a hotel booking in Malta in October. If we book now and decide nearer the time that we don't want to go because of COVID 19 can we cancel and get a full refund of any cash paid and Avios used?

Thanks.
I have only every booked hotels with Avios twice and both times they have been NON refundable. That was pre covid and the world is a different place , what does it say on the booking process just before you press the button?
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Old Jul 13, 20, 1:15 pm
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Hotels as a standalone Avios booking no longer have BWC protection, so purchase with care, it's almost the polar opposite of say a BAH booking. There should be a banner coming up on the screen to explain this.
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Old Jul 13, 20, 1:17 pm
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Thanks folks. We'll give it a miss just now then.
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Old Jul 14, 20, 2:33 am
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Originally Posted by Mikey07 View Post
Thanks folks. We'll give it a miss just now then.
It will tell you the cancellation policy before confirming the booking.
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Old Jul 14, 20, 2:35 am
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Avios hotel bookings are NOT all non refundable.
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