Last Day to Book your British Airways 4,500 Point Awards

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This is a reminder that TODAY is the last day to book your low level British Airways awards before the points increase significantly. As I wrote about back in October, British Airways is making a MASSIVE change to how you can redeem your Avios points. As of today, flights less than 650 miles one-way can be redeemed for just 4,500 Avois points one-way. Starting tomorrow, those same flights will go up to 7,500 points one way! Ultimately, they are getting rid of the low level 4,500 point award chart and all flights less then 1,151 miles will cost the same 7,500 points.

For those looking to travel within the US – these points can be used on partner American Airlines. Some examples include: JFK/LGA to Toronto or Montreal, JFK to Boston, Miami to Bahamas, Miami to Cancun, Charlotte to New Orleans, Washington DC to Chicago. Of course there are many more examples!

Remember, you have until tonight (well really February 2nd at 5am EST) to book any of these short-haul flights! This has been quite an amazing deal in the points and miles world. While I am sad to see the award chart changing, I am happy that I’ve been able to take advantage of these flights a handful of times.

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  1. Haw far in advance can you book using the avios points on AA? Does it allow same 5 days hold policy like AA?
    I have total of 13100 miles (6400 in my account, 6700 in wife’s account) and I need to book for 3 people in my family to use 4500 avios. So, shy of just 400 avios after combining them into single account. What are my options? I have enough AA miles though…

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