LAST CHANCE: British Airways 50% Avios Redemption Sale Ends Today

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Today is your last chance to pay 50% fewer Avios on any long haul Reward Flight booked.

“Book a Reward Flight in our World Traveller, World Traveller Plus, Club World or First cabins for 50% off the Avios required. Customers who want to use their Avios for a short haul getaway can do so for 25% less Avios, meaning they can visit Venice for 16,500 Avios return or Athens for 19,500 Avios return.”

Book by 13 October for travel between 6 October 2020 and 30 June 2021.

If you don’t have enough for your chosen destination, you can purchase or gift Avios.

Reward Flight sale destination highlights:

Niall Rooney, Head of the British Airways Executive Club:

This is a rare promotion for all our loyal Executive Club Members who are longing to get travelling again. Whether they want to relax in the Maldives, go camel riding in Dubai or enjoy the canals in Venice, they can now reach their destination for a significantly reduced amount of Avios.

On safety matters:

When the time comes for their journey, customers can travel in absolute confidence knowing that safety is at the heart of British Airways’ business. The airline has introduced a range of measures, which it requires customers and crew abide by. These include:

  • checking-in online, downloading their boarding pass and where possible self-scanning their boarding passes at the departure gate where possible
  • observing social distancing and using hand sanitisers that are placed throughout airports
  • wearing a facemask at all times and bringing enough to replace them every four hours for longer flights
  • asking customers not to travel if they think they have any symptoms of Covid-19
  • cabin crew wearing PPE and a new food service, which reduces the number of interactions required with customers
  • asking customers to ensure they have everything they need from their hand luggage before departure, and where possible, storing their carry-on bag under the seat in front of them
  • providing customers with a personal protection pack including a sealable disposal bag, hand sanitising gel and an antibacterial wipe.The airline is cleaning all key surfaces including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables after every flight and each aircraft is completely cleaned from nose to tail every day. The air on all British Airways flights is fully recycled once every two to three minutes through HEPA filters, which remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with over 99.9% efficiency, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards.

Bottom line

It is important to remember that the discount only applies to the Avios element of your redemption. BA charges extremely high cash ‘surcharges’, so always run the numbers to make sure you really are getting a good deal overall.

NOTE: Some fares are still pricing incorrectly, without the 50% discount being applied.


  1. Andrew M says

    I really want to book something with this discount but I’m struggling to find any routes that I want to fly where I wouldn’t be better off or about even, using Alaska, Singapore, Cathay or Etihad miles.

    I would normally use Avios on partner airlines to avoid BA’s surcharges so this offer, which forces me to use BA metal, is highlighting just how poor the value is even with 50% off.

    Has anyone come up with any good routes to use this offer on?

      • Andrew M says

        120K Virgin points to fly ANA First round trip to Japan with minimal surcharges tops anything BA could offer me in this sale.

      • Andrew M says

        OK, 51K for HKG-LHR in BA First with low surcharges is interesting. There’s zero availability in April, May and June though on Seat Spy (not that that means much these days). However, I could fly that route any time I want in CX business class which isn’t that different from BA First for 42500 Alaska points. Flying on Cathay, I wouldn’t have to worry about high surcharges in either direction.

        • Joe Deeney says

          Yeah, Cathay out, BA First back would be my choice. I’m certainly not the biggest BA fan in terms of product, but even the harshest critics would accept that BA First is more fun than Cathay Biz. Could always tag on a domestic connection if you wanted to try Concorde Room (not amazing, but worth visiting if you haven’t been before).

          I’m not sure I’d be tempted to transfer Amex MR over to Avios, but if you’ve already got the Avios it’s tough to think of a better redemption really.

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