Warning – British Airways is devaluing their partner award charts! This one hurts guys, Avios have been a great option for shorthaul flights throughout the US, even after their previous devaluation (when the 4,500 Avios redemptions were gutted in the domestic US).
Use those Avios sweet spots by May 30th!
Unfortunately we don’t know much about the devaluation so far. Here’s what we do know:
- British Airways has confirmed “changes” to their award program via email to customers that have booked with Avios before.
- The devaluation will apply to any changes or flights booked after May 30th, 2019.
- The changes will impact British Airways partner awards.
We’re still waiting on more information from British Airways. Personally, I’m wondering if this will impact Iberia and Aer Lingus Avios as well – we’ll see how many partners are affected. BA is part of the oneworld alliance, which includes American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Sri Lankan Airlines, Japan Airlines, LATAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines, and Fiji Airways. Royal Air Maroc is also scheduled to join the alliance in the next few years. In addition to their oneworld partners, British Airways Avios are redeemable on Alaska Airlines.
(SEE ALSO: [QUIZ] – Can you name the oneworld alliance members?)
(SEE ALSO: Introduction to Air alliances)
We’re all assuming prices will go up, but here’s hoping it’s not too bad. As long as the British Airways devaluation isn’t code for a price-based redemption system, we’ll still be able to find value in the program, even if I have to shell out a bit more points to get to to the other side of the pond.
H/T – View From the Wing, Miles for Family
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With the upcoming devaluation is it time to vote for a BAXIT?
so to be clear: you don’t know what changes are being put in place, you don’t know if the changes will require fewer or greater number of miles, so on the basis of that you are urging your readers to spend their Avios points now? yes, because that is eminently sensible ; taking decisions based on no facts. lmao
Based on my experience with award chart “changes” I’d say it’s safe to say that redemption prices will be going up, not down 😉