The new Avios pricing options can be redeemed on flights in the UK and Europe and the additional Avios options follows a successful trial in May on select European destinations.
With the new option, Members can fly to destinations such as Edinburgh or Venice for only £1 and 16,000 and 22,000 Avios respectively. For these same destinations, flying return, customers with a lower Avios balance have the option to use 9,000 Avios and pay £31 to Edinburgh and 15,000 Avios and £35 to Venice.
Niall Rooney, British Airways’ Loyalty Manager said: “We’re always looking for ways to give our Executive Club customers more options to redeem their Avios. Trialing £1 Reward Flight Saver prices means Members can explore the UK and Europe on very little cash and use more Avios. It’s easy to join Executive Club, sign up for free and start collecting Avios.”
To book a Reward Flight Saver ticket, customers need to have collected at least one Avios in the last 12 months. British Airways is testing this pricing option in addition to the previous flat rate of £35 for taxes, fees and carrier charges along with the Avios needed for their destination.
Avios can be collected on flights with British Airways and its oneworld partner airlines. Customers can then spend Avios on flights, upgrades, hotels, car hire and other travel rewards. As well as reward flights customer can choose Avios Part Payment – reducing the cash amount paid on flights.
When using Avios Part Payment, customers can pick from a range of savings by destination and cabin. Members will still collect Avios and Tier Points on these bookings. Avios can also be collected on a range of travel, shopping and lifestyle partners including hotels, car hire, parking and currency exchange.