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Acquiring something for less than the value you know you can redeem from it is always a clever move. Buying points can be the way to save hundreds, even thousands on plane tickets, upgrades or unlock an aspirational trip using points. British Airways and french deal site Vente-Privee are offering an exceptionally good way to acquire points on the cheap, and at these prices you just might want to…

a row of monitors in an airplaneThe Avios Deal

Did you know 37,500 Avios Points and about £99 could unlock Qatar Airways QSuites? We’re talking the business class suite with privacy door, and It’s true.

You can buy British Airways Avios from the French version of Vente-Privee, a leading bargain website. Google Chrome’s instant website translation services may come in handy here, just in case your francais is limited. The deal allows you to buy British Airways Avios Points in chunks of 2000, 4000, 9000, 20,000 or 35,000 increments. Each deal essentially offers the same price, but the 20,000 for £205 has a really nice ring to it, considering it’s enough to upgrade a long haul journey from premium economy to business class one way, or fly round trip virtually anywhere within Europe. Here’s the price breakdown…

  • 4,000 Avios for £53 ($67)
  • 9,000 Avios for £98 ($124)
  • 20,000 Avios for £205 ($260)
  • 35,000 Avios for £356 ($454)

british airways chauffeurBest Ways To Spend British Airways Avios

Here’s all the best ways to spend your British Airways points in 2018. Go forth, and learn. In general, short flights which would be expensive if you were paying cash are a great redemption, long haul upgrades from premium economy to business are fantastic and topping off to get enough points for a great “free flight” using points can be brilliant too.

a row of seats in an airplaneHow To Buy Your Points

Click this link. You may want to also open a Google Translate window. Here’s a link to Google Translate. You’ll need to make a Vente Privee account to purchase points, and you’ll need a British Airways account too. Using Facebook or another method to open a Vente Privee account should work just fine. Vouchers for your points are issued online, so choosing your favorite Paris hotel and phone number for contact info is often the best play to complete the transaction. You can see feedback on the buying process from the last sale. It’s pretty straightforward if you follow the clues. Once purchased, you’ll get a voucher to redeem online in 5-7 days. Your points will then be added to your existing British Airways account, wherever you are. You must redeem your voucher (not your points) by January 16th.

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  1. Not really good offer.

    BUD-HKG r/t – min.160k avios + 3-400usd tax = apx 2400usd

    But, you can buy this ticket from only 1.6k usd

    So… save 800usd and earn 14-15k avios…

  2. Yeah. low price for low value points as other comment. Today BA has incredibly low standards of service and delivery and despite the PR things for customers are not improving, in fact the only thing not low is the (net) fare cost when all the “extras” like baggage, food and seating are added… #flyabba or pay more for less

  3. @glass
    At least look at the links if you’re going to criticize. Use Avios for short flights in the US, Asia, or Australia.
    7.5K for Seattle to San Diego or Chicago to Orlando AA or Alaska. 12.5K West Coast to Hawaii same carriers.
    20K business HKG to either Singapore or Tokyo (Cathay Pacific or JAL)
    There’s value in Avios if you bother to look instead of just criticizing.

  4. journeyingjohn – I agree and disagree. Yes, BA are far from where they once were in terms of their product. However they HAVE made improvements over the past year in Business Class and economy. The new bedding and catering in business class is a huge step up, although it’s a huge step up from something that was very poor.

    I do like the BA crews generally. Well the older more experienced ones anyway.

    And the new J seat comes in just over six months.

  5. Sorry just to add – as others have said Avios can be of huge value on other OW airlines. A real sweet spot is MEL-PER a route I use often on QF. Just sub of 4hr flight, flat beds, wide bodied aircraft, international style catering. It costs 11k Avios plus £80. For a route you never see being sold for less than £700.

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