Up to 50% Off British Airways Awards For Travel Through End of April

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British Airways is running a sale on award bookings departing the U.K. between 7 November 2019 and 30 April 2020 (book by November 21).

  • 50% off economy and premium economy
  • 10% off business and first

50% discount on economy awards may or may not make sense – often the taxes and fees on an economy award are almost as much as you’d pay for a revenue ticket (without the inconvenience of booking award availability, and revenue tickets earn miles and status). You do a little better with premium economy.

They’re running this discount when fares and load factors are lower, during the off season, and of course the discounts are modest in premium cabins.

From London to World Traveller return flight World Traveller Plus
return flight
Club World return flight First return flight
50% off Avios Full price Avios 50% off Avios Full price Avios 10% off Avios Full price Avios 10% off Avios Full price Avios
New York 13,000 26,000 26,000 52,000 90,000 100,000 122,400 136,000
Mumbai 16,250 32,500 32,500 65,000 112,500 125,000 153,000 170,000
Los Angeles 19,500 39,000 39,000 78,000 135,000 150,000 183,600 204,000
Johannesburg 19,500 39,000 39,000 78,000 135,000 150,000 183,600 204,000

If you book roundtrip from the U.K. you get the discount in both directions. If you book from the U.S., book one ways, and you’ll get the discount on the return. Plus you want to book one ways when originating in the U.S. anyway for lower fuel surcharges.

Plus of course book a one way originating in the U.S. with a British Airways Visa Signature® Card and you’re eligible for a rebate on taxes and fees.

(HT: God Save the Points)

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  1. what if I’ve already booked using the companion pass LAX to LHR in business class
    (747 upper deck)

    might they also give me an additional 10%? worth calling?


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