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Your guide to spending Avios | 2021 edition

Your guide to spending Avios | 2021 edition

Old Feb 19, 2023, 8:03 am
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How likely is it that two seats would come available in any cabin to Hong Kong or Singapore for July?
There were a few dates the other day and there have been for a while, but they've now gone!
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Old Feb 19, 2023, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by ffI
Also do not book while logged in to your BA account - that gets stuck in the PNR and it is hard to get credit on AA at times
Go to BA, book a WTP - enter your AA details as the traveler - then have your friend or family member upgrade you with BA Avios
or
keep your accounts separate - AA for the cash booking - then use the BA account for the upgrade alone

e.g.,
I even had myself added as a travel companion to our household (with an AA number)
So then when I book tickets the AA number shows up and I get benefits of lounge etc
Would this work for part pay with Avois (eg the 10 off for 1000 Avios). I have always wanted to use that but avoided because you have to login to BAEC immediately to use your Avios and then I can't put my Qantas FF number in on passenger details. .
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Old Feb 19, 2023, 5:28 pm
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Originally Posted by LondonAussie
Would this work for part pay with Avois (eg the 10 off for 1000 Avios). I have always wanted to use that but avoided because you have to login to BAEC immediately to use your Avios and then I can't put my Qantas FF number in on passenger details. .
Try it and see. Make yourself a traveling companion with your QF number on your BA profile and then book.
Be prepared to not get QF credit for that flight if it does not work - and please let us know how it goes.
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Old Feb 21, 2023, 6:12 am
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Would this workRoute
​​​​​​LHR-DOH-BKK-PER
​​​​​​First in all segments except BKK-PER in economy.
This would be 70 000 avios right?
And get off in BKK and skip the last leg to PER.
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Old Feb 21, 2023, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by davvelavve
Would this workRoute
​​​​​​LHR-DOH-BKK-PER
​​​​​​First in all segments except BKK-PER in economy.
This would be 70 000 avios right?
And get off in BKK and skip the last leg to PER.
why pay the Avios and fees for a leg you don't plan to use?
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Old Feb 21, 2023, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by Delboy65
why pay the Avios and fees for a leg you don't plan to use?
Because I will pay for economy while flying first class.
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Old Feb 21, 2023, 7:46 am
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Originally Posted by davvelavve
Because I will pay for economy while flying first class.
Is this booking even possible ?
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Old Feb 21, 2023, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by Tofino87
Is this booking even possible ?
Should be. Qatar to BKK then Qantas to PER. Oneworld award with BA avios. Longest leg should be in economy and its under 10000 miles = 70 000 avios.
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Old Feb 21, 2023, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by davvelavve
Should be. Qatar to BKK then Qantas to PER. Oneworld award with BA avios. Longest leg should be in economy and its under 10000 miles = 70 000 avios.
I have heard - anecdotally - that BA have gotten really strict on the routings for multi-partner awards now.

They want the most direct route to be taken

If this routing was possible though, that would be excellent. I paid I think 112,500 Avios for ZRH-DOH-BKK in F last year. Please keep me posted!
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Old Feb 21, 2023, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by davvelavve
Would this workRoute
​​​​​​LHR-DOH-BKK-PER
​​​​​​First in all segments except BKK-PER in economy.
This would be 70 000 avios right?
And get off in BKK and skip the last leg to PER.
Have you actually found award-seat availability for the various segments on your intended dates of travel?

Note that multi-carrier awards permit stopovers -- not just connections -- at each intermediate point.
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Old Feb 22, 2023, 3:12 pm
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Why does JFK-LHR now cost 25,000 Avios in BA economy but 30,000 Avios for the same date in the opposite direction LHR-JFK?
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Old Feb 22, 2023, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by wiivile
Why does JFK-LHR now cost 25,000 Avios in BA economy but 30,000 Avios for the same date in the opposite direction LHR-JFK?
Off-peak and peak dates?
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Old Feb 22, 2023, 3:24 pm
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considering i can't actually check atm, can you paste in the date and also the full list of all pricing points you are offered for both please.
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Old Feb 22, 2023, 3:33 pm
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nevermind, the website is showing the dates as offpeak but it is actually peak
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Old Feb 23, 2023, 4:18 am
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Originally Posted by wiivile
nevermind, the website is showing the dates as offpeak but it is actually peak
Same bug I've run into a few times.
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