Chase Ultimate Rewards has recently launched a promotion in which it's offering a bonus on points transfers to the three key Avios-issuing airlines - British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus. With Avios being one of the best currencies to use for short-haul flights and with relatively few people flying anything but short-haul right now, this could be a promotion that's worth considering.
Last Wednesday, British Airways launched one of the very best Avios promotions we have ever seen when it announced that British Airways Executive Club members could book long-haul Rewards Flights with 50% fewer Avios than normal. Sadly and as with all good things, this promotion is about to end so you have under 36 hours in which to make the most of this deal.
British Airways has published a limited-time promotion in which it's offering substantial discounts on the Avios cost of the Reward Flights that it offers. Short-haul bookings are reduced by 25% but it's on long-haul flights where the biggest savings are to be found with the airline offering a huge 50% discount on peak and off-peak fares.
British Airways has been running an Avios sale since the end of August but today is the last day to participate and to buy Avios with the best bonus British Airways generally offers. As usual, if you have no plans to travel with BA in the near future this shouldn't be a sale you consider, for everyone else buying Avios in this sale could make a lot of sense.
British Airways operates a number of short-haul routes on which Business Class fares earn an impressive 160 Tier Points for roundtrip travel. For the next ten days, British Airways has lowered the cost of Business Class fares on some of these routes to levels that I don't recall having ever seen before so some of the deals on offer are nothing short of fantastic.
British Airways launched its Autumn sale a few days ago and although at the time I only focused on the excellent long-haul First Class and Business Class fares that are available, it would be remiss of me not to point out the fantastic short-haul Business Class fares that are available and that will earn an Executive Club member an incredible 160 Tier Points in just one trip.
British Airways has launched its first Avios sale for a while and, as it has done in the past, it's offering bonuses of 50% on Avios purchases made through 30 September 2020. This represents the best bonus we generally see British Airways offer (even during a pandemic!), if you need to top up an Avios account this is may be a sale to consider.
British Airways has partnered with the Lounge Pass program to allow customers to earn Avios when they purchase lounge access through a dedicated page. British Airways doesn't sell access to its own lounges but if you're considering purchasing access to a third party lounge, earning some Avios from your booking could be a good way to offset some of the cost.
British Airways is in the process of emailing out a new promotion to Executive Club members in which it's offering double the usual number of Avios on flights and vacations booked by 31 August 2020. Registration is required.
A number of people have emailed me to say that their British Airways status hasn't been extended despite hearing about other flyers seeing their status extensions post. This seemed odd as I know for a fact that most statuses have now been extended and, following a little bit of investigation, it was revealed that for once the fault doesn't actually lie with British Airways - a lot of people have been looking for their status extension in the wrong place!