To compliment the recent post on Iberia's 7 Award Charts(!), I wanted to give all 5 of the British Airways Award Charts as well.
Given that you can transfer between them, that's 12 award charts you can "choose from"- (have to weed through).
Plus, BA Avios is one of the easiest mileage currencies to earn: you not only have the BA credit card, but can transfer from Amex MR, and Chase UR.Read more
While I'm working on award charts, I wanted another preliminary post that tackles one of the oddest airline programs - the Avios family.
Today I wanted to go over the 7 award charts for redeeming Iberia Avios, because the prices are often different than British Airways (BA) Avios.
There are ample earning opportunities - You can not only transfer to Iberia Avios from Amex MR and Chase UR. However, you can also transfer Avios between BA, Aer Lingus, and Iberia.
Plus, sometimes Iberia Avios can be used to avoid BA fuel surcharges.Read more
Avios are likely the easiest frequent flyer miles to earn for free via credit cards, but BA doesn't make it easy to understand their program.
They have 3 award charts, inconsistent pricing on fuel surcharges, and distance based pricing. In other words, you can pay wildly different prices for the same route.
I show how you can pay $128 for an AA flight from Dallas to Rome... or you can pay $320 for an AA flight from Dallas to Rome. I show you the tools and resources to get lower prices, and to hopefully make sense of it all.Read more
Once upon a time I wrote about breaking British Airways Avios with stopovers and a few years later I figured it's time to redo the post because all my tips are dated for one reason. Since then a tool was built to help you figure out the best prices, because the "how" to use BA Avios is definitely not intuitive.
This post will not only go over the concepts of British Airways Avios award pricing, and how to get stopovers for free, but it will show you how to easily find multiple routes to have stopovers that would save you Avios.
I'll take you A-Z through...Read more