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British Airways unveils more ‘Avios Only’ flights for 2024 (1,250+ reward seats released)

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Note: This article was published at 04:00 PDT/12:00 BST on Monday 9 October so some of the flights mentioned below may have sold out by the time that you’re reading this.

Earlier this year, British Airways followed Qantas’ lead and on a very limited basis, started to publish flights on which all seats can only be purchased using miles or points (rather than cash). These flights were limited to select routes on select dates through April 2024.

Today, British Airways has unveiled a new set of ‘Avios Only’ flights which sees over 1,250 Reward Seats released across five of the airline’s routes for travel in August 2024.

The Avios Only flights are very limited but include travel to a number of very popular destinations, so with demand for these seats likely to be high, anyone interested booking should do so asap.

The new Avios only flights

London City Airport (LCY) to Florence (FLR):

  • Outbound: 23 August 2024
  • Inbound: 30 August 2024

London City Airport (LCY) to Ibiza (IBZ), Mallorca (PMI) & Faro (FAO):

  • Outbound: 24 August 2024
  • Inbound: 31 August 2024

London Heathrow (LHR) to Corfu (CFU):

  • Outbound: 23 August 2024
  • Inbound: 30 August 2024

Executive Club Members booking an Avios only flight can do so in any cabin as they normally would through ba.com and roundtrip bookings are not required.

The costs

As with all British Airways award bookings, flyers are given a range of options to choose from when it comes to paying. If you’re Avios rich you can save on the taxes/fees element of the fare by choosing to use more Avios, and if you’re short of Avios you can make up for it by using more cash.

All costs shown below are for round-trip travel.

London City Airport to Florence, Ibiza, Mallorca, and Faro:

Euro Traveller (Economy Class):

  • £1 + 25,500 Avios
  • £9 + 24,000 Avios
  • £25 + 18,500 Avios
  • £35 + 16,500 Avios
  • £95 + 10,500 Avios
  • £115 + 6,500 Avios

Club Europe (Business Class):

  • £1 + 44,500 Avios
  • £9 + 43,000 Avios
  • £35 + 34,500 Avios
  • £50 + 31,500 Avios
  • £125 + 23,500 Avios
  • £165 + 17,500 Avios

London Heathrow to Corfu:

Euro Traveller (Economy Class):

  • £1 + 30,500 Avios
  • £9 + 29,000 Avios
  • £25 + 23,500 Avios
  • £35 + 21,500 Avios
  • £111 + 14,500 Avios
  • £135 + 9,500 Avios

Club Europe (Business Class):

  • £1 + 54,500 Avios
  • £9 + 53,000 Avios
  • £35 + 39,500 Avios
  • £50 + 36,700 Avios
  • £145 + 29,500 Avios
  • £195 + 23,500 Avios

Flyers with Companion Vouchers issued by British Airways American Express Credit Cards will be able to use them on the Avios-Only flights should they wish to.

Bottom line

British Airways has announced that it is now offering Avios only flights on five more of routes but on very limited dates. Avios only flights are now available to/from Florence, Ibiza, Mallorca, Faro, and Corfu with round-trip fares starting at £1 + 25,500 Avios.

Most (possibly all) of these Reward Flight seats are likely to be gone within the next 24 hours so if any of these deals works well for you, book now (here).

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