50% off BA Avios Bookings to or from London. Book this before Jan 8 12:00 GMT! That’s 8pm on Jan 8 Hong Kong time, travel through May 31, 2014. There is no special code or link, you can use the normal BA.com award booking page.
This is valid for one way and round-trip flights in World Traveller class, that’s normal economy class for us unfamiliar w/ BA branding.
“World Traveller is British Airways’ full-service longhaul economy class, with all the comfort and benefits you expect from British Airways at affordable prices.”
I did a sample search, and a one-way from PVG Shanghai to LHR London is only 15,000 Avios (vs 30,000 normal) + US $223 surcharges/taxes!
Fly from 6 January to 31 May 2014, to or from London to any of these long haul destinations: New York, Chicago, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Dubai, Denver, Shanghai
Edit 11:05PM: I just did some testing and it appears BA will give you the discount even if you are connecting through London from one of the cities mentioned above. For example JFK to Rome is 17,500 Avios. (10,000 JFK – LHR discounted, + 7,500 LHR – FCO normal)
And Shanghai PVG to New York JFK connecting in London LHR is only 25,000 miles one way. Long-way to fly, but you’ll save Avios miles. Just note the high fuel surcharges on BA.
I always suggest using BA Avios for booking one-way awards, even if you’re doing a round-trip. They charge 50% of a roundtrip for one-ways. The only real drawback is if you need to cancel your entire trip, you’ll have to pay double the cancellation fee, which is $80 USD vs $40. But the flexibility of having two one-ways I think outweighs the $40, where I can do an open jaw, stopover, and change class of services, and not worry about having award inventory if I need to rebook either direction of the trip in event of changes.
Terms and conditions
The required amount of Avios will be reduced by 50% on the following destinations departing from London: Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Denver, Shanghai, New York, Toronto, Washington for bookings in World Traveller with British Airways made between 12:00 midday 06 January 2014 GMT and 11.59 08 January 2014 GMT. Travel from 07 January 2014 and to be completed by 31 May 2014.
All flights depart from London airports.
The discount will apply to one way or return flights.
The full airline taxes, fees and carrier charges will apply.
All flights are subject to British Airways Executive Club Terms and Conditions.
Flights are strictly subject to availability which may be very limited or not available on some routes at certain times.
This offer cannot be combined with any other offer but may be used with Avios Companion Vouchers.
Amendments and cancellation are permitted subject to the British Airways Executive Club cancellation and amendment terms where a fee as stated on ba.com will apply.
Amendments must be in the travel period stated above to take advantage of the reduced Avios rate.
Amendments for travel outside of these travel dates will be subject to the standard fare at that time.