BA Offers Reward Flights For Lower Points

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Representational picture of British Airways crew. Source: British Airways

British Airways is offering customers the chance to fly to any long haul destination, in any cabin, for half the amount of Avios normally required.

For a limited time, the number of Avios needed to book a long haul Reward Flight across any cabin has been slashed by 50%. This means that customers can pick up return flights to destinations like Los Angeles for 30,000 Avios or Dubai for 25,000 Avios, paying a cash amount on top of this to cover taxes, fees and carrier charges.

Customers who want to use their Avios for a short haul getaway can do so for 25% less Avios, meaning they can visit Venice for 16,500 Avios return or Athens for 19,500 Avios return.

To take advantage of the sale, customers must book by October 13, 2020, and travel by 30 June 2021.

Niall Rooney, Head of the British Airways Executive Club, said: “This is a rare promotion for all our loyal Executive Club Members who are longing to get travelling again. Whether they want to relax in the Maldives, go camel riding in Dubai or enjoy the canals in Venice, they can now reach their destination for a significantly reduced amount of Avios.”

The reduced Avios needed to book will appear automatically when searching for a Reward Flight. Members of the British Airways Executive Club can easily check where Reward Flight seats are available across British Airways’ network via ba.com and the British Airways Executive Club Rewards app.


Range of measures, British Airways requires customers and crew abide by 

  • checking-in online, downloading their boarding pass and where possible self-scanning their boarding passes at the departure gate where possible
  • observing social distancing and using hand sanitisers that are placed throughout airports
  • wearing a facemask at all times and bringing enough to replace them every four hours for longer flights
  • asking customers not to travel if they think they have any symptoms of Covid-19
  • cabin crew wearing PPE and a new food service, which reduces the number of interactions required with customers
  • asking customers to ensure they have everything they need from their hand luggage before departure, and where possible, storing their carry-on bag under the seat in front of them
  • providing customers with a personal protection pack including a sealable disposal bag, hand sanitising gel and an antibacterial wipe.

The airline in a statement said that it is cleaning all key surfaces including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables after every flight and each aircraft is completely cleaned from nose to tail every day.

Like all other aircraft, the air on all British Airways flights too is fully recycled once every two to three minutes through HEPA filters, which remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with over 99.9% efficiency, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards.