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British Airways Avios Points-

Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:55 pm

I hope this is in the right forum.. But I hope there are some BA people here. Over the years I have built up over 150,000 BA Avios points. Which according to their Executive Club website is more than enough for a one way First Class ticket LAX/SFO/SJC-LHR, pretty much from the west coast to LHR. I have searched over 6 months out, from each city and not a single seat is offered in Business or First, so what gives? Do they only offer reward seats to their own top tiers?

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Re: British Airways Avios Points-

Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:43 pm

This will probably end up being moved to the travel forum, but....

330 days out is when you want to look for reward flights, or very close to when you need to travel.

There will be very limited availability to start with, maybe 1 seat in F per flight, BA may open up more seats as the flight approaches, but I doubt it, unless you have status with then.

Oh and get ready for some sticker shock when you find out how much that free flight is going to cost you.
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Re: British Airways Avios Points-

Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:59 pm

Another potential way of using your Avios without encountering such limited availability is to pay part in cash and part in Avios, which I find gives you much better value for your Avios than using them for an entirely reward flight. Admittedly I have never tried doing that for travel in first class but it may work.

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