Yesterday I mentioned a great way to rack up 50,000 – 100,000 Avios by signing up for a credit card…today I’ll tell you how to use them wisely.
British Airways changed their award redemption last year, from region based to distance based. While this removed some of the great redemption values for long distance flights, short distance flights became much cheaper to redeem.
BA Avios are great because they don’t charge last minute booking fees, so nice way to avoid paying up the wazoo for last-minute bookings.
For those of us in HK, I’ve outlined some great Avios redemption opportunities, and they cost less in Avios than equivalent Asia Miles. Honestly, I don’t think Asia Miles is a good program, I’d much rather accrue my miles with British Airways Executive Club.
4,500 Avios One Way
- HKG – TPE – This route can be pricy for last minute bookings or peak travel dates
- HKG – HAN – Historically very expensive route for such a short flight. I think this is THE best redemption for value for for BA Avios or Asia Miles from HKG.
- HKG – SYX
7,500 Avios One Way
- HKG – BKK
- HKG – CEB
- HKG – PNH – Historically very expensive route for such a short flight.
- HKG – OKA
10,000 Avios One Way
- HKG – NRT
- HKG – KIX