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British Airways announces ‘buy Avios’ promo at 2 cents per point

BA Avios points let you tap in to great value Asia Pacific oneworld flight redemptions. Should you buy in the latest sale at 2 cents per point?

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Just a couple of weeks ago we wrote a detailed analysis of three key good value ways to use British Airways Avios points to secure oneworld award tickets in the Asia Pacific region. Thankfully none of them actually involved flying on BA, which is a significant plus these days!

Where’s the value?

In case you missed it we talked about:

  • Cheap tax-free domestic flight awards in Japan with JAL (here).
  • Cheap Australia domestic and trans Tasman flight awards with Qantas (here).
  • Good value Cathay Pacific award tickets across the region, including to Hong Kong and Bangkok from Singapore (here).

There were a few other gems in there too, like 10,000 Avios in Economy from Singapore to Colombo with Sri Lankan (KrisFlyer want 18,500 miles for the same route).

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Qantas A330 Business Class across the Tasman from Sydney to Auckland is 20,000 Avios. KrisFlyer will charge you 35,000 Avios for the same trip on Virgin Australia. (Photo: Points from the Pacific)

Do have a read of the full article if you’re interested.

The deal

British Airways occasionally offer a limited time bonus when you buy Avios directly from them (like most airlines, their regular purchase rates aren’t good value).

The current offer, which runs from today until 11.59pm BST on 6th August 2018 (6.59am on 7th August 2018 Singapore Time if you’re planning to cut it fine) gets you:

  • A 20% bonus when you purchase 1,000 – 15,000 Avios
  • A 30% bonus when you purchase 20,000 – 35,000 Avios
  • A 35% bonus when you purchase 40,000 – 90,000 Avios
  • A 45% bonus when you purchase 100,000 – 200,000 Avios