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How to justify BA award surcharges
I just got the British Airways credit card and I will be getting a ton of points along with a companion pass after the 30k spend. I was looking at award flights from ORD-LHR and the taxes are ridiculous, I am fine with paying the taxes because I’ll still be getting a pretty good deal by using miles. I there any way I can justify paying these taxes because it is a lot of money when I am buying multiple tickets and using my companion pass?
I think the only way to justify it is to think of your redemption as buying highly discounted first class tickets. In most other cases it is hard to justify the cash outlay when other options exist. Consider saving the avios for short haul travel.