50% additional Avios miles
From November 1 to December 15, 2019, you can get a 50% bonus for converting your RBC points into Avios miles of the British Airways Executive Club airline program.
This offer takes effect on November 1, 2019, at 00:00 HP, and will expire on December 15, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. HP. For every 10 RBC Rewards converted points, you’ll receive 15 Avios points. Please allow up to four weeks for your RBC Rewards points to be converted and Avios points to appear in your Avios account. Once converted to Avios points, RBC Rewards points must remain in British Airways’ Executive Club program. They cannot be redeemed, returned or converted into RBC Rewards points. The conversion must be for a minimum of 10,000 RBC Rewards points, and the account with the Avios points must belong to the Holder of the RBC Avion Visa Infinite, RBC Avion Visa Platinum, RBC Avion Visa Business, RBC Avion Visa Infinite Business, RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege, including Business Commercial). Once converted to Avios points, RBC Rewards points are subject to all conditions of British Airways’ Executive Club program, including those relating to the expiration of Avios points, the booking of airfares, seat availability and blackout periods. British Airways, not the Royal Bank of Canada, is responsible for the British Airways Executive Club. Refer to www.ba.com for all the terms and conditions of the program.Source: RBC
So for 10,000 RBC points, you’ll get 15,000 Avios miles. Which is simply the best conversion promotion between RBC and British Airways Executive Club.
How do I use Avios miles?
In North America, the best way to use Avios miles is by booking reward tickets on American Airlines.
From Montreal, for example, it is possible to reach cities such as:
- Companies to use with your Avios
- Make good use of the zone systemThe East Coast cities
Or you can treat yourself by travelling in First Class on British Airways as I did a few years ago.
If you have RBC Rewards points, and you have a travel plan with British Airways Executive Club Avios miles, now’s the time to make your points transfer!
However, if you don’t have any travel plans, it would be wiser to keep your points in the RBC Rewards program.