British Airways has a history of making changes to its award pricing without notice, and also of giving a few months’ notice. When they moved from an award region chart to distance-based pricing in 2011 they told us they were changing pricing but not what prices would be. When that happens you know they won’t be ‘changes you’re going to like’.
Now we’re once again learning of impending changes but not what the details of those changes will be.
- British Airways will be changing the price of partner awards on Alaska, Air Italy, American, Cathay, Finnair, JAL, LATAM, Malaysia, Qantas, Qatar, S7, Sri Lankan, an Royal Jordanian — i.e. much of oneworld plus Alaska and Air Italy. Partners owned in common by IAG, Iberia and Aer Lingus, are notably absent from this list.
- American Airlines upgrades with Avios will be changing price.
- Changes go into effect May 30
- But BA hasn’t told us yet what the changes are.
Here’s their communication:
— MJ (@Michael_DJohn) April 29, 2019