Wednesday, October 28, 2015

BA will change the shorter reward flights in North America

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British Airways is going to be making a change to the Executive Club pricing structure for shorter reward flights originating or terminating within the United States of America (Basically all Zone 1 flights in North America). From 2 February 2016, reward flights will start from 7,500 Avios, instead of 4,500 Avios, plus taxes, fees and carrier charges (TFCs) from $5.60 USD.

Only those reward flights that currently cost 4,500 Avios for a one way flight in Economy, 9,000 Avios for Business Class and 18,000 Avios for First Class plus TFCs will increase; to 7,500 Avios, 15,000 Avios and 30,000 Avios plus TFCs respectively. All other Avios reward flight pricing will remain the same as it is today. The change will only affect shorter routes on American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. The majority of North American reward flight prices will remain unchanged.

This is really a bad news for us. The 4,500 Avios rewards flights are my favorites. We still have three months to book those flights before the deadline.