The British Airways Avios Program can offer some of the best value and worst value points redemptions out there. It is a distance based program which offers great value on short and medium distance routes starting at 4,500 Avios for flights under 600 miles long. Long haul flights tend to get caught with BAs fuel surcharges which often make them as expensive as booking the cash fare.
A great way to use Avios is to travel on some of their One World partners in their wide-bodied business classes. Below are five options around the world which offer lie flat beds and full business class service and lounge access for between 12,500 and 20,000 Avios with minimal charges.
American Airlines 777-200 – Dallas to Miami for 15,000 Avios + $5.60
Cathay Pacific A330 – Hong Kong – Bangkok 15,000 Avios + $43.05
Latam Airlines 767-300 – Buenos Aires – Lima 20,000 Avios + $84
Iberia A340 – Madrid – London Heathrow – 12,750 Avios + $23.56
These are just five of the options you have to travel International business class products using a relatively low amount of Avios. Don’t waste them on an expensive long haul Economy redemption, drink some champagne instead.
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