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British airways upcoming 450 mile award devaluation

British airways upcoming 450 mile award devaluation

  1. Yukon

    Hi guys,
    More newby questions!
    Similar to what others are doing with Advantage, would I be able to book a couple of short distance award travel with BA using their old miles then later change the date (same start and end) and not suffer any penalties? Also, what happens when I cancel and award flight, do the points go back to my mileage bank without penalty?
    thanks for your help!

  2. No Name

    [USER=1099]@Yukon[/USER]

    [QUOTE=”Yukon, post: 12592, member: 1099″]Similar to what others are doing with Advantage, would I be able to book a couple of short distance award travel with BA using their old miles then later change the date (same start and end) and not suffer any penalties?[/QUOTE]

    From Lucky article:
    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/01/30/british-airways-shorthaul-awards[/URL]
    “Keep in mind that you can book travel for dates after February 2, 2016. You can even change awards after February 2, though you’ll be subjected to [URL=’http://www.britishairways.com/en-us/executive-club/spending-avios/booking-and-service-fees’]the standard change fee[/URL] on Avios awards, which is $55.”

    So yes you can change the awards, but you will need to pay the 55$ change fee.

    [QUOTE=”Yukon, post: 12592, member: 1099″] Also, what happens when I cancel and award flight, do the points go back to my mileage bank without penalty?
    thanks for your help![/QUOTE]

    Again from Luckys article;
    “If you do need to cancel such an award, keep in mind that there’s a workaround to pay less. If you cancel and redeposit an Avios ticket, you can either choose to pay the $55 cancellation fee, or otherwise can choose to simply forfeit the taxes and get the Avios refunded. Since domestic awards have taxes of $5.60, you could book a ticket for 4,500 Avios plus $5.60, and then if you needed to cancel you’d simply forfeit the $5.60 in order to get the 4,500 Avios back.”

    As long as you either forfeit the $5.60 or pay the $55 cancellation fee you will get you Avios back. So basically a penalty of $5.60 so to speak.

    Hope this help.

  3. Yukon

    Thanks No Name! Clearly paying for the taxes is if I need to cx is the way to go!

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