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Last year, I wrote about how US Airways were now bookable using British Airways Avios, and how you could take advantage of their distance based awards when flying US Airways.
Over the past several days there has been a known issue with booking US Airways on British Airways site, since US Airways recently aligned their fare codes with American Airlines this past weekend.
The good news is that this issue is expected to be fixed by February 1st, and in the meantime, you can still call British Airways to book US Airways awards over the phone and should be able to ask them to waive the phone fee since this is a known issue.
In the meantime, it’s a great time to maximize the last few days of the 40% American Express to British Airways transfer bonus, which ends January 31, 2015.
You can also boost your British Airways avios balance with the British Airways Visa, which is offering 50,000 bonus avios after spending $2,000 within the first three months, and through spending, since you earn a solid 1.25 avios per dollar base earning, compared to most airline co-branded cards where you only earn 1 mile per dollar. This card also offers a companion ticket once you reach $30,000 in spending in a calendar year, and is currently waiving the annual fee for the first year.
Check out these posts on other ways to maximize British Airways avios:
Best Ways To Redeem British Airways Avios
9 Great Ways to Maximize 50,000 British Airways Avios
Maximizing British Airways Avios Series: Travel Together Companion Ticket
How to Redeem British Airways Avios Without Huge Fees
Using British Airways Avios on Aer Lingus to Avoid Huge Fees
Maximizing British Airways Avios For Caribbean Flights
My Experience Booking Aer Lingus Business Class with British Airways Avios
Using Avios For Non-Flight Redemptions
Using Avios to Book Domestic First Class Flights
British Airways Visa Signature® Card
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||16.24%-23.24% Variable||$95||0%||Excellent Credit|