Companion Voucher adds 98?

Old Jul 22, 22, 10:47 am
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Companion Voucher adds 98?

Hi all, is it possible that a single Avios CE return to BCN is 40000 miles and 1, yet two tickets on the same flight siding the Amex voucher would cost 29500miles but 100? One hand giveth, the other taketh away?
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Old Jul 22, 22, 10:50 am
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for the return for 1 person there are additional price points on the page after you select your flight, and one will be the standard RFS band rate of 14750 [sorry should have said 27000] + 50.

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Old Jul 22, 22, 11:02 am
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for the return for 1 person there are additional price points on the page after you select your flight, and one will be the standard RFS band rate of 14750 + 50.
Im loathe to disagree with the great Karfa but the final price is 40000avios and 1 (off peak)
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Old Jul 22, 22, 11:08 am
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Originally Posted by Tootall33 View Post
I’m loathe to disagree with the great Karfa but the final price is 40000avios and 1 (off peak)
LHR-BCN rtn in CE for 1 person on off peak dates once you click through to the "Your price quote" page



price quote for a 241 for 2 people is priced using the old standard band rates, so in this case the 50 + 27000 rate. you pay the taxes/fees/charges for 2, but you only pay the avios for 1 person. so with a 241 you pay 27000 avios and 100.
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Old Jul 22, 22, 11:29 am
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LHR-BCN rtn in CE for 1 person on off peak dates once you click through to the "Your price quote" page



price quote for a 241 for 2 people is priced using the old standard band rates, so in this case the 50 + 27000 rate. you pay the taxes/fees/charges for 2, but you only pay the avios for 1 person. so with a 241 you pay 27000 avios and 100.
Thats what my Gran would have called a swizz but thank you for explaining it!
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Old Jul 22, 22, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Tootall33 View Post
Thats what my Gran would have called a swizz but thank you for explaining it!
Not really. When valuing Avios at 1p/point, option 1 +241 equates to 402 whereas using the old standard pricing +241 works out at 370.
The 241 costs 250 so effectively your BCN return fare in Club works out at 652 or 620. Perhaps not the best value of avios +241 but YMMV.
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Old Jul 29, 22, 10:34 am
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But what about the newly added changes from June, I thought BA has now introduced the RFS options for companion vouchers. Quoting from their website:

Whether youre planning on travelling with a companion or flying solo, you can access all Avios and Money and Reward Flight Saver (RFS) options, meaning your trip could cost as little as 1 in cash
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