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AVIOS refund instead of cash (for cash booking)

Old Aug 1, 20, 8:39 am
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AVIOS refund instead of cash (for cash booking)

I read on HFP that a cancelled booked can be refunded as AVIOS instead of cash, i asked for this option and was told this option doesnt exist and i could have a future travel voucher OR a refund, OR rebooked but NOT AVIOS? is there any policy etc that i could ask agent to look up?
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Old Aug 1, 20, 8:43 am
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I don't know the answer, but what would the advantage be of a refund in Avios?

Fewer options when booking, and then a surcharge on top!

And how would BA value the points? Probably less than you could buy them for.
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Old Aug 1, 20, 8:43 am
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This has been discussed here before. BA now has an official policy which you can find here (section Claim Avios): https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...st-information

I think it should definitely be possible, but probably many CS agents aren't aware of this option yet?
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Old Aug 1, 20, 8:46 am
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Ask the agent to offer you Avios in line with Commercial Reissue to Avios policy...agents are encouraged to offer this when a flight has been cancelled.
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Old Aug 1, 20, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
I don't know the answer, but what would the advantage be of a refund in Avios?

Fewer options when booking, and then a surcharge on top!

And how would BA value the points? Probably less than you could buy them for.

HEAD FOR POINTS quote the following figures
127 15,000 Avios 0.85p per Avios
250 28,600 Avios 0.83p per Avios
567 70,000 Avios 0.81p per Avios
1607 200,000 Avios 0.8p per Avios
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Old Aug 1, 20, 9:16 am
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OK so the 2nd person who i got through to knew about this option, so i went for it. Decent option to top up the AVIOS account.
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Old Aug 1, 20, 10:16 am
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More details in this thread, including a worked example in post 8.

British Airways offering Avios as a refund option ?
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Old Aug 2, 20, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
I don't know the answer, but what would the advantage be of a refund in Avios?

Fewer options when booking, and then a surcharge on top!

And how would BA value the points? Probably less than you could buy them for.
You actually get them for the price you could buy them for along with 100% bonus Avios
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