British Airways Avios points are an amazing tool to book award tickets in the U.S. and save a ton of points. British Airways employs a distance-based award chart, meaning a flight from New York to Boston will cost you 9,000 points round trip and $5.
British Airways charges high fuel surcharges for most of their international destinations but only $5 for a round trip ticket in the U.S. no matter how close to the date of your departure you book. The additional charges in the chart listed below do not apply to domestic flights.
Besides the fact that Avios points are great for short-haul flights in the U.S., they are also really great for short-haul flights in Europe. For example, a round trip flight from Berlin to London Heathrow is only 9,000 points round trip and $55.
A flight from Melbourne to Sydney will run you 9,000 points and $28. You can also choose to fly only one way for 4,500 points. Another great option is flying from the west coast to Hawaii for only 25,000 points round trip in economy and $22.
With the Chase British Airways card or the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Ink Bold & Plus cards, American Express Starwood Preferred Guest, American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card, and the American Express Platinum Card you can collect major amounts of British Airways points that can potentially be worth thousands of dollars. I really can’t get enough of British Airways points because the value is really fantastic. These potential savings of thousands of dollars are well worth the $95 annual fees that come with the card, as well numerous other perks that will make your next trip easy and free.
To book a flight with points on the British Airways website, first open an Avios account and then fund your account by transferring points from your Chase Ultimate Rewards account or by opening a Chase British Airways card. Once you’ve opened an account and have points you will click on “Spending Avios” under the “Executive Club” tab. On the side bar you will click on “Book Flights with Avios.” Then you’ll come to a page with the option of filling out the flight travel information you desire.
It’s as easy as that. So start earning your British Airways points and get ready to fly around the world at affordable prices!