British Airways announced they’d be devaluing their award chart for partner flights with one month’s notice, but refused to tell customers what the new chart would look like.
It wasn’t hard to sort out, to a close approximation what the new pricing would be — since it was already loaded into agents’ computers.
The final numbers for what flights on partners other than Iberia and Aer Lingus (which are owned by the same company as British Airways) are close to what was expected, but there are some divergences. British Airways used to price premium economy, business, and first class as multiples of coach award prices. That no longer holds exactly.
BA charges based on distance of each flight. If you are connecting, then each segment is priced separately based on its distance.
Here’s the new devalued British Airways award chart:
|Up to 650||6,000||9,000||12,500||24,000|
Shorter routes go up quite a lot in percentage terms, while longer routes are modestly spared. Short haul flights up to 650 miles in North America have not changed pricing. Those are now entirely priced outside of this chart. Those price at 7500 for coach, 15,000 for business, and 30,000 for three-cabin first.
(HT: Head for Points)