Fly Between London and Rio Or Hong Kong For 9,750 Points + £23….
About once a year, British Airways launches a promotion so tempting, it makes even the snobbiest travelers consider flying economy. After all, how many times a year can you say you’ve flown from a place like Rio De Janeiro, or Hong Kong to London for just £23 and a few points? British Airways is out with their lucrative 50% off promotion for economy flights using Avios, which makes using your points easier and more affordable than ever. Here’s how to score the very best deals.
British Airways Avios promotion allows members to cash in Avios points for long haul flights at half the usually required rate. So if a flight would usually cost 20,000 points one way, you’ll only need 10,000. One way flights are just fine, and you can start almost anywhere British Airways flies. This can range anywhere from solid value to incredible value, depending on where you start and where you go. Over 90 long haul flight destinations are available, including flights to or from Los Angeles, Singapore, New York, Hong Kong, Rio De Janeiro, Dubai, Boston and Bermuda. Basically – if it’s long haul (not Europe), it’s probably included at 50% off using Avios. In the sale, flights between London, Hong Kong and Rio De Janeiro require just 9,750 points one way, or less than 20,000 points round trip! That’s a bargain, and you can make it an even bigger bargain.
Oh, and as a reminder, you can convert Amex, SPG or Chase points into British Airways Avios.
Here’s how to make this into a steal of a deal. Start in Hong Kong or Rio De Janeiro. Yes, that may require finding a cheap flight or booking another one way flight using points to get there for some travelers, but if you manage- you’ll pay just 9,750 points and a mere £23 in taxes and surcharges for a one way flight from either starting place to London. If you must start in London, be sure to book two one way tickets instead of a simple round trip. This way you’ll score normal taxes and surcharges on the London flight, but enjoy the huge surcharge savings on the other one way flight back to London, in addition to your half off Avios point savings!
To take advantage of this awesome points saving deal, you must book your long haul flight before June 17th, 2018, for travel between September 1st 2018 and May 31st, 2019. Yep, just to confirm: you need book in the next two weeks or so, for flights later in the year. The discount won’t work for any summer 2018 bookings, but anything from September onward will work. The discount will be automatically applied when you search on British Airways website, while logged into your Executive Club account.