Wednesday 7 October 2020

Epic Avios Sale (50% off reward flights) & free fights for teachers (Qatar)

This is a rapid post detailing a couple of excellent deals that have cropped up last minute. British Airways are offering a huge 50% off Avios redemption bookings and Qatar Airways are offering a chance to win free flights if you work in the teaching profession, but be quick as these won't last long. 

British Airways 50% Avios Discount 

British Airways is currently offering a very aggressive Avios sale on all reward flight bookings (to everywhere). The highlights of the deal are below.

  •         50% reduction on Avios requirement for all long-haul flights
  •         25% reduction on Avios requirement for all short haul flights
  •         Taxes are still payable (try fly from Inverness via London to reduce taxes if you can)
  •         Applicable to all cabins (economy, premium economy, club world, club Europe & first)
  •         2 for 1 companion vouchers work alongside this deal (for now anyways).
  •         Book before 13th October 2020
  •         Must travel before 30th June 2021
  •        Standard Avios redemption cancelation applies (£35pp cancelation fee if canceled more than 24hrs before departure, all Avios and taxes will be refunded - £35 fee)
  •        Applicable to one way or return flights.
  •      Book via British Airways as normal. 

With all the above, taking into account a normal 2-person trip to Singapore in first class would require 580K avios, right now using a companion voucher you would only pay 145K avios. This is one of the most aggressive sales I have ever seen with Avios, we have seen this before for economy tickets but never for premium cabins. I would recommend booking something in May – June next year if you can find availability remembering that you can cancel your flight for a £35pp fee up to 24hours before departure if your plans change.

It’s also a bonus for solo flyers who often feel left out by the 2 for 1 companion voucher and never being able to reduce the amount of Avios required for a reward flight.

When looking for avalibility use Reward Flight Finder, this website allows you to easily check reward flights from London in any cabin (once you have found availability go to BA's website and search from your local airport ,there will almost always be available connecting flights available). 

Qatar Airways – Free flights for teachers

To celebrate teachers Qatar airways are offering 25,000 free flights and 25,000 50% off vouchers. This offer is eligible for all teachers however you must register before 1AM Thursday 8th Oct morning. The free flights are valid throughout 2021, click here to apply. 

Whilst traveling in 2020 is pretty much a right off I do think things are going to change very soon, as test kits become more readily available for sectors out with the health care profession the requirement to self-isolate on arrival and returning from countries will become less and less. Just this week Heathrow Airport has announced its plans to offer testing for £150 to reduce quarantine times (although this will be subject to the destination governments approval). None the less I would book as far out in 2021 as you can to give yourself the best chance of a successful holiday.

Need assistance in Avios bookings or not sure where's best to go at a certain point of the year? Just drop us a message below in the comments and I will be happy to help. Also if you register for the Qatar deal and win some flights please do come back and let us know! 


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