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How to Keep Your British Airways Avios from Expiring

With few exceptions, airline miles will eventually expire if you don’t use them. Some types of miles such as those with ANA have set expiration dates regardless of how much other activity you have in your account, while many others types of miles, especially within the US programs, won’t expire as long as you continue to have account activity where you are earning or redeeming miles at least every 12 – 36 months, depending on the program. That said, some…

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Fly from Just 3,000 Points Using Amex Transfer Bonus to British Airways

Periodic transfer bonuses are part of the stable of miles and points tools that my family uses to really stretch what we have for travel that we otherwise couldn’t afford. You can’t predict most transfer bonuses, but you can choose to utilize them when they become available. Along those lines, through September 17, 2017, there is a 40% transfer bonus from the Amex Membership Rewards program to British Airways Avios that increases the transfer ratio from a one to one ratio to 250…

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Really Good European Flight Sale Today!

I think it is fair to say that some have become desensitized a bit to European airfare sales in the $400 – $500 per round trip range, but you really shouldn’t be. At least, I shouldn’t be. Being able to fly from somewhere like Houston to Scotland on a full service airline for around $500 per round trip is pretty outstanding, especially if you have a wide range of dates to pick from. Along those lines, right now you can book…

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Limited Time 40% Transfer Bonus from Amex to British Airways

It has been a little while since I was legitimately excited about an Amex transfer bonus, but I think I am actually excited about one that was just launched today! As you may have already noticed, late last week Amex quietly bumped the everyday transfer rate to British Airways up from a 5 Membership Reward points = 4 British Airways Avios ratio to an even 1:1 ratio. This 1:1 ratio is where it has been until late in 2015, but it…

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Amex Improves Transfer Ratio to British Airways!

In late 2015 American Express changed the transfer ratio from Membership Rewards to British Airways and Iberia Avios from the longstanding 1:1 ratio to an inferior 5:4 ratio. Obviously, that was bad news. Periodic transfer bonuses would nudge it back up to 1:1 or slightly better, but long gone were the days when a 50% transfer bonus would bump it up to something great like 1,000 Membership Reward points = 1,500 British Airways Avios. However, Amex has apparently had a change…

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Earn Triple British Airways Points Shopping: Up To 24x Points Per Dollar!

Right now you can earn an unusually high number of British Airways Avios per dollar spent via their online shopping site at selected retailers via a 3x bonus that runs from May 25 – May 31, 2017! These are seriously high totals at some retailers that rarely go above 1x point per dollar such as Apple, Walmart, and Pottery Barn. Some of the 3x offers include: Apple 6x Bed, Bath, and Beyond 12x Blue Nile 15x eBags 24x Home Depot…

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Extend Elite Status On British Airways When Welcoming a Baby

One recent airline trend that I absolutely support is more airlines formalizing programs to permit new parents to put their elite status on hold while they adjust to life (on the ground) with a new baby. I’m aware of formal status hold or extension policies at Qantas, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, and Iberia (though Iberia is strangely just for moms), and now British Airways has introduced a program for new parents. I’ve long thought it makes sense for airlines to grant elite…

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Turning Two Caribbean Trips Into One for 4,000 Avios + $27.50

One of the places we have visited that really imprinted on my oldest daughter, who at the time was only four, was The Bahamas. I’ll be honest and say it wasn’t my all time favorite destination, though the beaches were postcard perfect and there were things about it that I really enjoyed. However, she really, really enjoyed it, and with things like the Atlantis water park, beautiful beaches, and this small but apparently impactful play area at the airport, how can I…

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Earn Tons of British Airways Avios at Many Stores This Weekend

In the last couple of days you may have seen a few other miles and points sites (such as here) post about earning tons of British Airways Avios points for joining Match.com and similar dating sites thanks to a big temporary increase in the number of British Airways Avios awarded through their online shopping site. If you were going to spend money joining a dating site in the near-term anyway, this is a great time to do it and earn…

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One Week Left: 50% Bonus on Iberia Avios Transferred from Amex

As you may know, British Airways Avios are not actually the only type of Avios out there. There are also Iberia Avios, and now even Aer Lingus Avios. While they all use the term Avios, they are also all their own individual programs with their own rules and award charts, but at least with Iberia and British Airways, you can freely transfer Avios back and forth. The Aer Lingus Avios program is brand new, and I need to dig into those transfer…

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