3rd August 2015 at 16:27 #537434
Anonymous3rd August 2015 at 16:27 #537435
Just had an email from the Exec Club telling of the big deal of part-paying long haul fares with Avios. The offer ends on August 18th!! No more Avios part paying from this date.
A few days ago, they made domestic and European fares part-payment applicable on selected routes rather than all short-haul routes.
It just gets worse.4th August 2015 at 09:31 #537436
This is what I have just found on BA.com regarding Longhaul.
This offer ends on 19 August 2015, making this the perfect opportunity to book your next holiday.
From London Heathrow and London City 1 September 2015 – 19 June 2016.
From London Gatwick 1 September 2015 – 11 December 2015.4th August 2015 at 09:38 #537437
Thanks handbag….yes, it seems that this is their polite way of saying “book before 19th Aug” as the deal ends on that date.
But they still haven’t told us officially that domestic and European destinations have changed to selective….but they have!!4th August 2015 at 09:38 #537438
I don’t think part-payment for LH is normally available, is it? Hence this being a special offer. Part payment for SH continues to be, though.4th August 2015 at 09:42 #537439
@garrison76 Part payment for short-haul has changed to selective destinations. I checked with the Exec Club and that fact was confirmed. For example try LGW-JER on any dates in the next year….the option has been removed.4th August 2015 at 10:15 #537440
Had a look online for more info, but can’t find anything.4th August 2015 at 12:20 #537441
As per the comment above, this is not usually available on long haul. Every so often, BA runs a trial – generally each trial has a higher cap than the last one, £400 this time I think.5th August 2015 at 14:53 #537442
Hi – we’ve contacted the British Airways press office, and have been advised that “nothing has changed. Part payment with Avios is available on all short-haul flights”.5th August 2015 at 14:57 #537443
Hi BT….nope! Suggest to them that they look at LGW to JER any time in the next year….it’s not offering part-payment!
They have reinstated MAD.
But, the Exec Club confirmed that the use of Avios as part payment is now on selected routes!5th August 2015 at 15:03 #537444
*gasp* Surely not 2 different answers from different departments within the same airline?!5th August 2015 at 15:12 #537445
Thanks openfly – we’ll let the press office know your experience, and if there’s any further response we’ll post it here.5th August 2015 at 17:09 #537446
May have been a technical glitch as the option has now reappeared for LGW to JER flight bookings5th August 2015 at 17:15 #537447
@passionateflyer…..thanks for that. I
You are right, it looks as though BA web support have fixed that route…let’s hope they do a fix on the others!
Thanks BT for your input.6th August 2015 at 13:28 #537448
BA has confirmed it was a technical hitch, and have given us the following statement:
“The British Airways Executive Club has more than six million members worldwide who collect Avios every time they fly. Each month more than 39,000 of them take off on a seat paid for with the currency. Buying flights with Avios offers great value for money and added flexibility.
“Customers are able to use their Avios for flights and upgrades, as well as part payments on all British Airways short haul flights within Europe.
“Due to a technical issue with our Avios booking system, for brief period a small number of short haul destinations appeared unavailable in our network. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and the issue has now been rectified.”
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