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50% Discount On Award Tickets With British Airways!

To the point Until October 13, 2020, get 50% off on any British Airways Reward Flight booked with your Avios.

50% Discount On Award Tickets With British Airways!

For a limited time only, you can use as much as 50% fewer Avios on any Reward Flight:

  • booked before 13 October 2020
  • for travel between 6 October 2020 and 30 June 2021
  • for British Airways flights
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This is of course the last condition that puts a brake on this offer because of British Airways surcharges.

However, this offer is attractive for those who would like to try British Airways First Class at a discount. And from countries where surcharges have been limited (more on that below).

Montreal - London

Here’s an example of a price between Montreal and London for the holiday season. Of course, this remains hypothetical given the current health situation.

Coach: 10,000 Avios miles and $276

Yul Lhr Eco

Premium economy: 20,000 Avios miles and $316

Yul Lhr Premium

Business: 30,000 Avios miles and $573

Yul Lhr Business

And for the return London to Montreal flight (knowing that the UK has hefty departures taxes).

Coach: 10,000 Avios miles and $385

Lhr Yul Eco

Premium economy: 20,000 Avios miles and $548

Lhr Yul Premium

Business: 30,000 Avios miles and $429

Lhr Yul Business

If you book a round trip flight from Montreal to London, here is the fare with this offer:

Cabin Avios Miles Taxes
Coach 20 000 $732
Premium Eco 40 000 $945
Business 60 000 $1,500

As you can see, in some cases (for the business class option, for example), it is more worthwhile to book a one-way flight, instead of a round trip.

As is often the case with British Airways Executive Club.

Other examples

To really benefit from this promotion, you have to book flights from countries that have limited airline surcharges.

Here are several examples.

Tokyo – London in business class for 37,500 Avios miles and $28:

Hnd Lhr Six Business

Sao Paulo – London in business class for 37,500 Avios miles and $18:

Gru Lhr Business

Credit Cards to Earn Avios Miles

Of course, this will be of no use for this week-long promotion. On the other hand, if you want to earn Avios miles to participate in other promotions, here are great options.

There is a great offer right now on the HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®. For example, if you live in Quebec, you can get 130,000 HSBC Rewards points. You can convert these points into 52,000 Avios miles!

For more details on this offer, read the article below:

With American Express Membership Rewards Program, you can also earn Avios miles.

Here are two great deals now, which can help you get between 25,000 and 50,000 Avios miles.

Or, you could use Marriott Bonvoy to get Avios miles. For example, you can transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points into 25,000 Avios miles.

It’s easy to earn Marriott Bonvoy points with the 3 credit cards below:


It’s worth looking for 2021 flight rewards. If the airline changes your flights, you will be able to get a free refund of your Avios miles and fees paid.

And if you want to cancel your flight rewards on your own, it will only cost you $58.

Cover image credit: British Airways

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Jean-Maximilien Voisine
Jean-Maximilien is an expert in Canada and France about Loyalty programs, Credit cards and Travel. He is the Founding President of Milesopedia.

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