Another British Airways Avios Devaluation–already. I thought it might be towards the end of this year, given the major British Airways devaluation in late 2011, but it's again time to burn Avios, at least if you're planning on British Airways First Class using your British Airways Companion Ticket.
There are changes on the Avios earning side as well, but for now I'll just focus on the devaluation in redeeming Avios for awards. First, the key details:
- Changes are effective April 28, 2015
- More Avios for the most expensive fares (from 200% to 300%) and fewer Avios for cheapest fares (from 100% to 25%)
- Award cost will vary according to Off Peak vs. Peak Calendar for British Airways flights
- Award chart devaluation: more Avios needed for First Class and Business Class awards
- All Partner flight awards will be at Peak pricing
Here's the current British Airways Avios award chart:
And here's the future award chart, effective April 28, 2015:
And here's the Peak vs. Non-Peak Calendar; note that the peak days are in white, and the off-peak dates are in beige with a dot in them. The days are sequential, 1-30 or 1-31, starting from the left.
NYC JFK to London LHR in British Airways First Class
- Current price: 60,000 Avios each way, 120,000 roundtrip
- New award price, off-peak: 68,000 Avios each way, 136,000 roundtrip
- New award price, peak: 80,000 Avios each way, 160,000 roundtrip
SFO to London LHR in British Airways First Class
- Current price: 75,000 Avios each way, 150,000 roundtrip
- New award price, off-peak: 85,000 Avios each way, 170,000 roundtrip
- New award price, peak: 100,000 Avios each way, 200,000 roundtrip
- Current price: 37,500 Avios each way, 75,000 roundtrip
- New award price: 50,000 Avios each way, 100,000 roundtrip
NYC JFK to Hong Kong HKG in Cathay Pacific First Class
- Current price: 150,000 Avios each way, 300,000 roundtrip
- New award price: 200,000 Avios each way, 400,000 roundtrip
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