TPG Lemonade session: British Airways Avios

Apr 21, 2020

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Life has given us all a few (or perhaps a lot of) lemons over the last couple of weeks. The entire TPG staff has been hard at work not only reporting everything you need to know about COVID-19 but also thinking about how we can take those lemons and turn them into lemonade for you, our readers.

This led us to develop our new #TPGLemonade sessions: a series of 15-minute overview trainings on one loyalty program at a time.

Today’s session covers the British Airways Avios.

Show notes:

  • 1:25 – How to earn Avios
  • 4:10 – How to redeem Avios
  • 5:40 – Distance-based pricing
  • 5:54 – Priced per segment
  • 6:22 – Taxes and surcharges (YQ)
  • 6:57 – Redemption examples
  • 13:00 – Points and cash booking
  • 14:12 – Avoid having multiple airline partners
  • 14:40 – Fifth-freedom routes

Follow on reading:

How to book award flights using British Airways Avios

Here’s why you should care about British Airways Avios

FlyerTalk thread about spending Avios

British Airways Visa Signature credit card review

Chase’s 5/24 rule: Everything you need to know

When Should You Convert Membership Rewards Points to Avios?

What it’s like flying British Airways for a 20-minute flight between Caribbean islands

Featured image by Getty Images/Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto

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