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British Airways Expects a ‘Rush for Seats’ On Avios-Only Flights

A seat rush is expected as British Airways puts more Avios-Only Flights on Sale for August 2024.

British Airways has just introduced its latest Avios-Only flights, offering customers an opportunity to book summer holiday fares using Avios points. With prices as low as £1 plus 25,500 Avios, travelers can choose from destinations like Florence, Mallorca, Faro, Corfu, and Ibiza. These flights are available exclusively to British Airways Executive Club Members as Rewards Seats.

British Airways Avios-Only flights include holiday hotspots Corfu, Ibiza and Mallorca. Source: British Airways
British Airways Avios-Only flights include holiday hotspots Corfu, Ibiza and Mallorca. Source: British Airways
  • More than 1,250 Reward Seats have been made available for August next year and are expected to sell out in hours.
  • Destinations include holiday hotspots Corfu, Ibiza and Mallorca
  • All travel periods fall over the August Bank Holiday

The latest release brings the total number of Avios-Only flights to nearly 30 and includes departures from London City Airport for the first time.

British Airways New Flights Include:

RouteOutboundInboundFrom
London City to Florence (FLR)
 
23 Aug 202430 Aug 2024ET: £1 + 25,500 Avios
CE: £1 + 44,500 Avios
London City to Ibiza (IBZ)
London Heathrow to Mallorca (PMI)
London Heathrow to Faro (FAO)
24 Aug 202431 Aug 2024ET: £1 + 25,500 Avios
CE: £1 + 44,500 Avios
London Heathrow to Corfu (CFU)24 Aug 202431 Aug 2024ET: £1 + 30,500 Avios
CE: £1 + 54,500 Avios
Key
ET = Euro Traveller (short-haul economy)
CE = Club Europe (short-haul business class)
Avios-only seats are sold as normal Reward Seats, which means that customers with British Airways American Express Credit Cards will also have the option to use their Companion Vouchers. These entitle Members to a second seat for just the taxes and charges. Or, one seat for half the amount of Avios.
Source: British Airways

How British Airways Reward Seats Work

Reward Seats are available for purchase using Avios at fixed rates. British Airways guarantees at least 12 Reward Seats on standard short-haul flights and 14 Reward Seats on long-haul flights. Avios-Only flights allow every seat to be purchased using Avios. You can book Avios-Only flights in any cabin through ba.com.

The first Avios-Only flight to Sharm El Sheikh from London Gatwick will depart on November 3, 2023. It sold out in less than 24 hours.

This news comes before the upcoming changes to Avios points collection. Starting October 18, 2023, members will earn Avios based on ticket cost instead of flight distance. This change is expected to increase Avios issuance by 20% for the overall member base. Most members will collect more or the same amount of Avios under the new model.

To book, customers can log into their Executive Club accounts on www.ba.com.

Don’t miss out on the chance to plan your vacation over the August Bank Holiday with these exciting Avios-Only flights!

About the British Airways Executive Club

The British Airways Executive Club is a rewards program that is free to join for travel enthusiasts. The program uses a currency called Avios, which can be earned in various ways. You can earn Avios by flying with British Airways or their partner airlines, going on a vacation, shopping with over 1,500 retailers through British Airways’ shopping portal, or by using partner services such as American Express, Nectar, Avis Budget Group, and Marriott.

In addition to earning Avios, members can also collect Tier Points every time they fly with British Airways or oneworld® partners. As members earn more Tier Points, they climb through different Tiers—starting from Blue and progressing to Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each Tier offers its own set of exclusive benefits.

Visit www.britishairways.com/executiveclub for more details.

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