British Airways has unveiled the second phase of its Avios-Only flights initiative, where select flights are only bookable through Avios redemptions.
The carrier launched the service last month, initially with routes from Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh and Heathrow to Geneva, which it said sold out within 24 hours.
The next tranche of Avios-Only flights have now been released, including outbound and inbound services between Gatwick and Las Palmas, Lanzarote and Tenerife, and from Heathrow to Barcelona and Nice.
The dates of the flights can be seen in the table below, and include three return services during the 2024 Easter period. Executive Club members can opt to redeem on either one or both legs of the Avios-Only flights.
|Route||Outbound date||Inbound date|
|London Gatwick to Las Palmas||15 November 2023||22 November 2023|
|London Gatwick to Lanzarote||4 December 2023||11 December 2023|
|London Heathrow to Barcelona||29 March 2024||7 April 2024|
|London Heathrow to Nice||29 March 2024||7 April 2024|
|London Gatwick to Tenerife||29 March 2024||7 April 2024|
All seats on these flights have been reserved exclusively for Avios redemptions, across both Euro Traveller and Club Europe cabins. This compares to the usual guaranteed 12 reward seats available on short-haul services, and 14 on long-haul flights.
Reward Flight Saver redemptions allow Executive Club members to redeem for a flat cash rate (starting from £1) plus a fixed number of Avios.
Euro Traveller (economy) redemptions start from £1 plus 19,500 Avios between Heathrow and Nice, £1 plus 25,500 Avios between Heathrow and Barcelona , £1 plus 27,500 Avios between Gatwick and both Las Palmas and Lanzarote, and £1 plus 30,500 Avios between Gatwick Tenerife.
In Club Europe (business class) redemptions start from £1 plus 32,500 Avios between Heathrow and Nice, £1 plus 44,500 Avios between Heathrow and Barcelona , £1 plus 48,500 Avios between Gatwick and both Las Palmas and Lanzarote, and £1 plus 54,500 Avios between Gatwick Tenerife.