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AVIOS SALE! 50% off long haul redemptions, 25% off short haul

AVIOS SALE! 50% off long haul redemptions, 25% off short haul

Old Oct 6, 20, 5:08 am
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AVIOS SALE! 50% off long haul redemptions, 25% off short haul

Heads up, before the emails go out, that BA has just launched a massive Avios sale.

50% off ALL long haul routes, in all classes. 25% off short haul.

Travel by the end of June 2021. Full taxes and charges due (of course!). BA metal only. One-way or return flights are OK. Book by 13th October.

The big snag is that you can't use a BA Amex 241 voucher with this, although you could rebook existing 241 voucher bookings to free up a voucher to use in the future. It turns that you can, despite the small print, use a 241 voucher. I'm not sure about Lloyds vouchers.

There is a real incentive to rebook existing bookings to free up a big chunk of Avios .....

Full details here with analysis (my site) https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/1...avios-flights/ and the ba.com landing page is here https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...d-flight-offer

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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:13 am
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Isnít the biggest snag all the closed borders? USA, Canada and most of Asia are currently off limits to mention a few.
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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:21 am
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This DOES work with a 241 voucher. Not sure if that is the plan (BA told me it wouldn't) but you can book .....

June is a long way away, for those willing to gamble on paying the £35 cancellation fee.
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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:23 am
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Does this halve UuA ?
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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:30 am
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Kinda annoying that I have a return F flight using Avios and now can't cancel and rebook it due to availability.
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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:31 am
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If only I could go to the places I want to go. Or want to go to the places I can go to.
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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:32 am
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So I currently have a long haul WT+ booking. I could now go in CW for slightly fewer Avios and slightly more cash. That's a no-brainer. Any thoughts on whether I could do this as a "change" in one go over the phone or am I looking at two bookings and then cancelling the first?
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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:43 am
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Iím struggling to get the discount to price up property.

Do I need to activate the offer somehow?
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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:44 am
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Originally Posted by Will100 View Post
Iím struggling to get the discount to price up property.

Do I need to activate the offer somehow?
No, it's working fine. Are you using the date range (i.e. before end of June 2021?)
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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:44 am
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I have a question re Fees / Surcharges. ExHKG for two showing fees at £70 in Club, but £700 in F. Is this an error ?
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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:45 am
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Have you clicked all the way through ? The first figure is usually wrong
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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:45 am
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Great just managed to snag LHR-HKG return out in F and return in J for 88.5k avios. Next June so fingers crossed some normality by then, but hey it will only be £35 cancellation fee.
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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by sammyg901 View Post
Have you clicked all the way through ? The first figure is usually wrong
Nope I had not - amateur!!! And I groan at the amount of threads starting now asking why RFS are £0.50 + !!

Many thanks
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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:55 am
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I am guessing this offer cannot be used with a Lloyds voucher, since the discounted Avios rates are not showing up when doing a dummy booking on avios.com. Anyone can confirm otherwise?
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Old Oct 6, 20, 5:57 am
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Excellent news. Does anyone know if GUFs can be used with this offer? I didn't see anything in the T&Cs that excludes this.
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