For example: If you buy 100,000 Avios you will receive an additional bonus of 45,000 Avios on top of your purchase. That results in a total amount of 145,000 Avios for the price of €1,800. This way an Avio costs about 1,24 Eurocents. You can purchase a maximum of 200,000 points per year.
In order to purchase Avios you need to have an activated Executive Club account. That means your account has to exist for at least 90 days and there has to be at least one registered activity.
As part of this promotion you can also buy Avios for other people. These purchases do not count against your yearly purchase limit of 200,000 Avios.
This promotion ends August 18, 2019.
Some Avios Sweet Spots
As with all frequent flyer programs there are certain redemptions for which it makes sense to actually purchase Avios. A few suggestions:
Reward Flight Saver: Short-Haul Flights from 4,000 Avios + €21
A very interesting redemption option are short-haul European British Airways flights. Those so called Reward Flight Saver fares only cost you a fixed fee of €21 per way (so a total of €42 for a roundtrip).
Depending on the distance and peak or off-peak season, you will have to pay a Avios amount of 4,000 to 7,500:
- Zone 1: Up to 650 miles: 4,000 / 4,500 Avios
- Zone 2: 651 to 1,151 miles: 6,500 / 7,500 Avios
If you purchase Avios at the price of 1,24 Cent/Avio, these flights will cost you between €50 and €93 + €21 fixed fees. This makes sense on very expensive routes or if you need a ticket at short notice. It may also make sense if you travel with baggage since these fares include checked baggage.
Attention: British Airways recently changed the partner airline redemption chart. Now short-haul flights with partner airlines always fall into zone 2 even if the distance is less than 651 miles. However taxes sometimes may even be less than €21 in these cases. For example the route Miami to Orlando with American Airlines costs 7,500 Avios but only €5 in taxes.
We had a more in-depth look at this sweet spot in this recent article:
Fly the New British Airways Club Suite from Madrid to London (or Vice Versa)
Wanna try the new British Airways long-haul business class called Club Suite? The most reasonable option right now is to fly Madrid to London or vice versa. British Airways partially uses a A350-1000 with their new business classes to train their crew.
Möchtet ihr einmal die neue British Airways Langstrecken-Business Class namens Club Suite testen, dann kommt als “günstigste” Option ein Flug zwischen Madrid und London (oder andersherum) in Frage. Teilweise werden hier Flüge von British Airways zu Trainingszwecken mit ihrer neuen Business Class im A350-1000 betrieben.
Right now there are no official statements confirming the use of airplanes with the new Club Suite. Therefore trying to get on a plane with the new business class is a bit of a gamble.
You can redeem your miles at 17,750 Avios + €1 fee or 14,750 Avios + €21 fees. The latter option gives your Avios most value.
Travel-Dealz editors Johannes & Patrick recently enjoyed the Club Suite between Madrid and London. You can read their review here:
Qsuite with Qatar Airways from various European cities to Doha
Flying Qatar Airways’ Qsuite is another sweet spot in British Airway’s Executive Club. Flights from Stockholm, Milan and Copenhagen all feature the new business class and are still below 4,000 miles and therefore in zone 4 of the award chart. This redemption costs you 38,750 Avios.. Taxes start at around €238.
The following routes are Qsuite routes:
- Copenhagen: QR 161/162
- Milan: QR 123/124, QR 117/118
- Stockholm: QR 171/172
Qatar Airways often changes their airplanes and it may happen that you are not flying with a Qsuite business class although you booked an official Qsuite route.
It’s really up to your personal circumstances if its worth it to purchase Avios at this price point. Compare cash tickets with award tickets. Consider mileage accrual and cashback as well when making a decision. If you decide it’s worth it to purchase Avios – go ahead! Generally speaking we do not recommend purchasing Avios and any other miles if you do not have an immediate use for them because frequent flyer programs can devalue their points/miles at any point.