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Your guide to spending Avios | 2021 edition

Your guide to spending Avios | 2021 edition

Old Feb 23, 2023, 9:33 am
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Would you agree that using an expiring 2-4-1 voucher and 60,000 avios for economy flights to the Caribbean is a 'bad use'?

Taxes are £300, and currently 2 x economy fares are £1240.
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Old Feb 23, 2023, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by Ryn
Would you agree that using an expiring 2-4-1 voucher and 60,000 avios for economy flights to the Caribbean is a 'bad use'?

Taxes are £300, and currently 2 x economy fares are £1240.
Itís not great value, but not terrible either at 1.56p/Avios (if £300 is in total, rather than per person).

Once you factor in that the avios booking would be flexible, youíre getting even more value.
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Old Feb 23, 2023, 7:05 pm
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Am unable to see any YYZ-LON availability for early June. I wonder what's going on.

Thanks.
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 3:46 am
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Iím trying to book a reward flight for my wife LGW-AGP-LGW. Thereís no flexibility on timings as itís a weekend away with friends - thereís a reward seat on outbound but not return. Is there anyway of doing a reward out cash back on a single booking ? If not does anyone know how to you change the currency to sterling from euros on The BA App , on a single journey originating in Europe ? Thanks.
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 3:55 am
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You can't combine a redemption and a revenue booking on a single ticket.

You could just do the redemption outbound and a revenue one way back. I can't see anything really going wrong doing it this way. As for how to change the currency on the App I'm not sure. However, you could just call BA and make the separate return booking over the phone?
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 3:57 am
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Originally Posted by Yetak
Iím trying to book a reward flight for my wife LGW-AGP-LGW. Thereís no flexibility on timings as itís a weekend away with friends - thereís a reward seat on outbound but not return. Is there anyway of doing a reward out cash back on a single booking ? If not does anyone know how to you change the currency to sterling from euros on The BA App , on a single journey originating in Europe ? Thanks.
You cannot mix reward and revenue flights in the same booking.

I'm afraid there is also no way of getting a price in sterling online for a flight originating overseas... unless you were willing of flying out of GIB instead.

You might be able to get a price in sterling by booking over the phone, but that would be subject to a service fee.

What is it important to pay in sterling?
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 4:02 am
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Originally Posted by ringingup
You cannot mix reward and revenue flights in the same booking.

I'm afraid there is also no way of getting a price in sterling online for a flight originating overseas... unless you were willing of flying out of GIB instead.

You might be able to get a price in sterling by booking over the phone, but that would be subject to a service fee.

What is it important to pay in sterling?
Thanks - I assume Iíll pay a transaction fee on my card for a foreign currency transaction although I havenít checked itís the BA Amex plus.
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 4:05 am
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Originally Posted by irfan1729
Am unable to see any YYZ-LON availability for early June. I wonder what's going on.

Thanks.
Maybe there's just none available at the moment? Worth rechecking regularly or set up an alert on Expertflyer or seatspy if you subscribe.

I ueed to fly to Toronto every summer regularly to see relatives and Canada is very popular at that time of year, so with 3 months to go I'm not surprised especially if it's premium cabins your looking for.
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 5:01 am
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Originally Posted by Yetak
Thanks - I assume Iíll pay a transaction fee on my card for a foreign currency transaction although I havenít checked itís the BA Amex plus.
You would, yes.
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by PETER01
Maybe there's just none available at the moment? Worth rechecking regularly or set up an alert on Expertflyer or seatspy if you subscribe.

I ueed to fly to Toronto every summer regularly to see relatives and Canada is very popular at that time of year, so with 3 months to go I'm not surprised especially if it's premium cabins your looking for.

Thanks. Just 2 days ago they were available and then became invisble and now again they have showed up. Weird.
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 9:39 am
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Is there a way to change my BAEC account from the USA to the UK? The RFS charges in GBP are much better than in USD. For some reason BA considers £100 GBP equal to $200 USD (LHR-JFK return in Y).
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 10:43 am
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Originally Posted by PETER01
You can't combine a redemption and a revenue booking on a single ticket.

You could just do the redemption outbound and a revenue one way back. I can't see anything really going wrong doing it this way. As for how to change the currency on the App I'm not sure. However, you could just call BA and make the separate return booking over the phone?
Thanks yes did two separate bookings reward out cash return. Couldnít figure how to change currency so used my Currensea card to avoid charges etc does mean I missed out on Amex avios though. Thanks everyone who replied.
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by Yetak
Thanks yes did two separate bookings reward out cash return. Couldnít figure how to change currency so used my Currensea card to avoid charges etc does mean I missed out on Amex avios though. Thanks everyone who replied.
I'm pleased it worked out for you, thanks for coming back
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 10:51 am
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Paris to Toronto is 35K Avios + CAD $100 with BA or 25K Avios + CAD $222 with Aer Lingus.

What is the better option of the two. Please let me know. Thanks. Appreciate it.

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Old Feb 24, 2023, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by Yetak
Thanks yes did two separate bookings reward out cash return. Couldnít figure how to change currency so used my Currensea card to avoid charges etc does mean I missed out on Amex avios though. Thanks everyone who replied.
with a BAPP, 3 avios per £1 wouldíve made up for the foreign currency fees.
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