Hi all! I’m a bit of a novice here so any advice are welcome. I managed to build about 45k of avois points in the past few years (my partner has less, about 20k). We are planning to buy to Japan from London in October - November for 2 weeks to celebrate his 40th. I don’t know if I should take advantage of the current flight sale and buy the flights around £530pp on economy, or I should do flat cash + avois, or just try to use the avois points somehow? Or should I wait until the summer and hope for some bonus avois redemption event? On a side note, I hadn’t had an amex card for 3 years. Had an email promo on 10k avois points if I create the BA AMEX card and spend £1k within 3 months (which can be easily done), or will I be better off applying for the amex gold (which I will struggle spending £3k in the first 3 months to get the 20k MR bonus? I don’t have any airport lounge tickets so the complimentary lounge entries from the Gold card can come in handy... thank you for reading this! And thank you for any input on this!