BA Avios top-up sale

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at 09:40

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  • Stormin

    Forgive me if my arithmetic (and or logic) isn’t right…..but:

    200,000 avios + 45% = 290,000 for £3215.00 = £0.011 per avios

    First class to Vegas = 175000 avios + @ £550 taxes = £1925 + £550 = £2475

    Now a commercial ticket can be bought for between £2500 – £3300 and you obviously accrue Avios

    So my point is unless you use the AMEX 2 for 1 voucher the deal isn’t worth it but it is definitely worth it with a 2 for 1 voucher

    Am I wrong ?


    Absolutely right! These days, if BA are involved, I suspect their motive. They can’t fool all of the people all of the time.


    @stormin – I think there are very few people who would disagree with you regarding the value you present. Also worth adding…… if you can actually get the Las Vegas redemption ticket in F…

    However, another view:

    Purchase 290,000 avios for £3215

    northern Europe from London redemption 4,500 avios per sector (some reduce to 4,000 avios per sector)

    290,000 / 4,500 = 64 sectors

    64 sectors at say an average cost of:

    £150 per sector = £9,600
    £200 per sector = £12,800
    £400 per sector is not unseen = £25,600

    Irrespective of how you feel about club Europe, but work out the value for that product.

    2018 I have flown 18 return shorthaul sectors, all booked within a few days of travel (a mix of c and y) and all but one trip has been via avios.

    If you travel pattern is shorthaul, avios whether purchased or accumulated through travel, currently represents terrific value.


    Am I wrong ?

    Yes, you are, because the terms of the tickets you are comparing are different.

    You can walk away from the first reward ticket until -24 hours, with a full refund of avios and the cash component, less a fee of £35.

    The other ticket is non-flexible.

    If you don’t need flexibility, then the cash ticket probably offers you better value, if you may need to cancel your ticket, the reward is good value.

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