Find offers you can enjoy with your points using iberias avios calculator. British airways executive club trying to book qantas with ba avios hi i am trying to fly from adelaide, australia to alice springs, australia. Under the book with avios tab you can enter your flight details including the cities, dates, class of travel, and the number of passengers. Silver, gold, platinum and platinum one members can also enjoy additional special privileges including access to over 600 lounges worldwide, priority checkin, preferred seating and priority waitlist. Whenever the topic of british airways avios comes up, theres a pretty consistent chorus of cries about how avios are worthless. British airways has a separate pricing chart for reward flights on partner airlines. How to find award availability with iberia avios one. Ba has a distance based chart, and both flights fall within the 10k avios band, so it would be 20k avios plus taxes and fees to book with avios. As a oneworld alliance airline, your qantas frequent flyer membership will allow you to access additional benefits and privileges when flying with british airways. Buy iberia plus and airways avios for qantas flights. How to book american airlines flights with british airways avios miles. Before ending the discussion of british airways, lets look at two examples of tickets you might book using avios. This means that you can book qantas flights using your avios points, directly at.
Lets face it, the closure of the programme in july 2018 to british airways executive club members has had limited impact on those who collect avios points. Short flights in these regions start at just 4,500 avios points one way, and can be a great way to save on flights while abroad. Though you should be able to search and book flights on american, british airways, cathay pacific, qantas, qatar, royal jordanian, sri lankan, etc. Login british airways book flights, holidays, city. According to avios, the main avios scheme is better for irregular or casual travellers while the british airways executive club is best for frequent business flyers, offering benefits such as free airport lounge access for members in certain tiers. When you book or manage your flights with qantas, you will be able to add your british airways executive club number. For american airlines, you can only use avios to book what american shows as. As an example, an economy qantas flight between melbourne and sydney or canberra and adelaide can be redeemed for just 4,500 british airways avios or 9,000 avios in business class plus minimal taxes. However there is one function that i used to regularly recommend to readers the ba avios calculator map. Picking two typical routes sydbne and sydlax the availability appears to be exactly the same on both the qantas and avios websites for the 24th and the 25th of december, which matches what ive seen. Use ba, then, to position yourself in your intended destination. We show you how to do it and explain how many points you will need to book your flight. This is perfect if youve used other miles to get to europe or scored a cheap flight.
Trying to book qantas with ba avios flyertalk forums. And by using iberia avios which can be transferred 1. Using the book flights with avios tool can take more time because the booking calendar and flight options are spread across several pages, and are not the easiest to navigate. Book qantas flights to sydney, melbourne and other domestic destinations. Upon completion of your flights you will automatically be credited the correct avios. If i could book those flights as separate oneways through british airways, they would cost 22,500 avios each way since british airways would price it by segment. How to book award flights using british airways avios the points guy guidebookbritishairwaysaviosawards. Discover where you can get to with iberia, vueling and british airways. Tricks to find available flights using british airways. However, theres one thing you should never do with the scheme if youre looking to collect a.
You can use british airways avios points to book award flights on their partner, qantas. I am planning to fly to lonnew york in august and have some avios points from ba and some qantas points from a recent oz trip from lon. Qantas classic flight rewards beginners guide flight. Qantas has a subsidiary, qantaslink, which flies between 56 regional destinations across australia. British airways executive club trying to book qantas with ba avios hi i am trying to fly from adelaide, australia to alice springs, australia, and then from either alice springs or uluru, australia to sydney, australia. Qantas premium award availability is as rare as a kangaroo in antarctica. Flights marketed and operated by qantas or qantas airlines affiliates under the qf designated code.
How to find and book an award flight using british airways. Best ways to book qantas first class with points stepby. My last experience of booking a vueling flight, about a year ago, was a bit of a horror story. Similar short hops can be useful around asia on other oneworld partners such as japan airlines and cathay pacific, or in the us on american airlines and alaska airlines. Reward flights on qantaslink do not appear on when you search for reward seats only mainline qantas flights appear. It will ask you if you want a stopover, i click continue and skip that part. You can book flights with iberia for yourself or for whoever you want in exchange for your avios. This will bring you to a dialog box that lets you input your desired airports, dates, class of service, etc. In general, try to book on the airlines listed above in order to avoid fees that are sky high. The free service allows you to search any route operated by british airways. Whilst the british airways avios flight calculator was a simple. Guide to buying avios with british airways and iberia.
Unlike most other purchased miles, avios can provide good value for economy flights, especially when redeeming lastminute. Best value with flat tax rates on eligible bookings. Qantas is, of course, a member of the oneworld airline alliance alongside british airways. Flights marketed by qantas but operated by jetstar booked as oneworld fare in l class only. Avoid paying high fuel surcharges when booking flights. Earlier this week i booked a vueling flight using avios and thought it would be a good idea to share some details about the booking process as there doesnt seem to be a whole lot of information out there about this i didnt want to book this flight.
To book flights online with ba avios, you must log into your british airways executive club account at, then hover over the book menu item and click book a flight with avios. The baavios website allows me to select days up until december 26, but actually looking for the 26th shows no flights available on qantas. British airways do not offer a company travel loyalty programme in the us but our partner american airlines does. Book qantas awards with avios in australia with no surcharge. This award costs just 4,500 avios in economy class double in business and can be booked online.
The changes will take effect from 30 may 2019 and while ba has not detailed the size of the increase, a spokesman for the airline confirmed to australian business. However, this is a regular question that i get asked so i thought it was worth doing an updated version. You can take reward flights with british airways, iberia and our oneworld and other partner airlines. You can search for british airways flights and many airline. Flights that you book using avios are called reward flights. Enjoy your avios and use them to get a discount when you book your tickets. Collecting avios and tier points on flights executive. If youre just doing a speculative booking, you can use the american airlines website. Alaska airlines mileage plan enjoy a nice meal or 2 on your journey tofrom australia. Pay for the flights using your avios you just need to pay the taxes fees and charges with cash.
Baggage, meals and entertainment included on every flight. How to book american airlines flights with british airways. The best websites for searching oneworld award availability. Then click get flights to continue to the next page. Book avis, budget, hertz and thrifty car hire or see our car hire specials. American airlines is the north american stakeholder in the oneworld alliance. Indeed, if youre looking for award flights from the u. Youll need to click the one way only box if you want to book a oneway flight. You dont even need to input dates, because one search will kick back the entire year of dates you can book using your avios points. Another advantage of the codeshare and frequent flyer agreements with avianca is that it will allow you to enjoy the benefits of your iberia plus card and earn avios on avianca flights that you can then redeem for flights and leisure experiences. They might make your route longer and thus cost more avios miles. Indeed, if youre looking for award flights from the us to europe on british airways, avios are often close to worthless due to high carrier surcharges on awards and low paid flight prices however, avios are far from worthless. Overall, you have several ways to book first class on qantas.
British airways avios revamp to hit qantas, cathay pacific. Deals on qantas flights across a range of international destinations. Qantas release their classic rewards flights 353 in advance to its top tier frequent flyers 11 am sydney time during daylight savings, for lowly silver and bronze members this is reduced to 297 days in premium cabins before departure for some long haul international flight in the premium cabins so if you are planning to fly on a popular. Use british airways avios points to get big travel in. How to book vueling flights using avios tricks of the trade. But using avios for flights within australia on qantas are without fuel surcharges. How to find award space using the british airways and. Qantas represents the best value in that type of situation. September 14, 2016 by brad 36 comments travel miles 101 has partnered with cardratings for our coverage of credit card products. How to book award flights using british airways avios. British airways collects fuel surcharges sometimes renamed carrier surcharges on all award travel and also requires a lot of avios for longhaul awards in business and first class. Use our ba avios calculator for british airways points. Flights to melbourne flights to sydney flights to brisbane.
A beginners guide to using british airways avios the. Avios is the rebranded air miles program for both british airways and the spains flagship carrier, iberia. As you can see, it is very easy to book qantas flights with avios points and it opens up a large number of new travel destinations for you. While australia is one of the more expensive destinations to travel to, domestic travel on qantas with avios is a cheap and effective method of getting around the country. The quirks and sweet spots of redeeming avios on qantas. You pay with your avios plus a cash amount for taxes, fees and carrier charges. Whenever the topic of british airways avios comes up, we hear complaints that avios are worthless. This means that you can book qantas flights using your. Once again, there has to be saaver or lowlevel availability.
Flights can be made much cheaper if travellers are savvy with their british airways avios points. Theres dozens of examples of times that it makes sense to book american airlines award flights with british airways avios. Theres dozens of examples of times that it makes sense to book. Redeeming avios for qantas economy class flights can be great for intraaustralia flights. If you have been reading the blog for a while you may recognise this question. British airways offers incredible rates using points on certain cathay pacific flights. On the mile value leaderboard, you can see i value one aa mile at 1. But when it does come around, you can book it online using avios.
Travel miles 101 and cardratings may receive a commission from card issuers. Zone one shorthaul flights of up to 650 miles represent the very best value. How avios availability works some airlines, such as british airways, guarantee at least two seats in business class, premium economy and economy will be made available on each and every flight. A great way to book qantas first class is through the alaska airlines mileage plan program. British airways is increasing the number of avios points that its executive club frequent flyers will need to book flights on a raft of partner airlines including qantas, cathay pacific, qatar airways, american airlines and jal. Youll pay 4,500 british airways avios points for a 1way coach award flight under 650 miles. With avios, shorthaul redemptions on qantas are great value. While you can theoretically book flights on all oneworld and nonalliance partners, in practice the search engine is fairly mediocre. Buying british airways avios to save big on qantas. British airways do not offer a company travel loyalty programme in the. For our beginner readers, this means that when you fly americanoperated flights and collect redeemable aadvantage miles, you can then use these miles to book an award ticket on any other airline in the oneworld alliance assuming you can find award seat availability. How book qantaslink flights in australia with avios points.1391 382 1323 1046 1382 1447 595 640 568 572 59 456 714 1539 191 1456 963 1004 765 1422 1094 627 20 1460 672 1049 1399 142 1201 401 1158 871 549 606 1449 588 1435 1051 332 865 1374 455 1261 284 885 775