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Did I miss an announcement or something? Avios pricing has changed or there appears more flexibility in choosing the balance between avios needed per sector and money paid.
Seems BAEC have more flexibility in choosing reward flights…. or like the announcement I must have missed am I missing something else. Admittedly, only looked on European redemption.24 Sep 2019
There is lots on this on head for points and re GBP 1 options and apparently limiting cancellation fee to GBP 1. However, I think they concluded that GBP1 was not the best value for money.
Spot on – not best value, unless perhaps you’re an Avios millionaire or earn them through work travel.
I don’t recall an official BA announcement.
@Montysaurus There’s been no change in number of Avios required, just the flexibility to use more & pay less cash.24 Sep 2019
MartynS is correct…. if you are booking (my recent return from Moscow) you are offered several pay options : e.g. in economy the return for 25500 Avios and £ 1, 18500 avios plus £ 35 (the old rate for my timings) and several others – it seems to me to be all good, i.e. more flexibility….no grumbles from me24 Sep 2019
Can’t argue that more flexibility is beneficial.
Note 1: if you make a booking under this new system – using ANY combo of cash and money – your cancellation fee is just 50p one-way or £1 return, NOT £35. See https://www.headforpoints.com/2019/09/06/what-are-the-cancellation-fees-on-an-avios-booking/
Note 2: if you try to us a BA Amex 241 voucher, it defaults back to the old pricing of £17.50 one-way economy / £25 Club Europe taxes
As mentioned above, the new options are not necessarily the best value. You need to do the maths on the marginal cash and Avios required between each pricing level.
No changes to long haul, and indeed this is only a trial on short haul.24 Sep 2019
The 1p option can be excellent value, if, you have tons of Avios. I’ve booked 5 seperate days to get back home from a popular destination next year. A no brainer to cancel out the eventual days I don’t need.26 Sep 2019