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Breaking: The 4500 BA Avios Award is No More

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British Airways just emailed with news that the 4,500 Avios award for short-haul travel on American Airlines and Alaska Air is rising to 7,500 Avios. Granted, I’ve been intermittently on the grid for over a week, so perhaps someone knew this was coming. Here’s the text of the email I received. (Feature image credit: British Airways) “We’re going to be making a change to the Executive Club pricing structure for shorter reward flights originating or terminating within the United States of America. From 2 February 2016, reward flights will start from 7,500 Avios, instead of 4,500 Avios, plus taxes, fees and carrier charges (“TFCs”) from $5.60 USD. Only those reward flights that currently cost 4,500 Avios for a one way flight in Economy, 9,000 Avios for Business Class and 18,000 Avios for First Class plus TFCs will…

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I Just Love it When I Wait on Hold for 50 Minutes…..

…..only to be told what I already knew (but forgot). That being that you can’t change an Avios award within 24 hours of departure. Better yet, the time on hold approximately equals the length of the flight I was calling about. If you saw my post yesterday, you know the basics of how and why I booked an award trip for a 250 mile flight. I did not share my reason for needing to be in North Carolina in the first place. MJonTravelMom is in the hospital. She is much improved, but it doesn’t look like she is going to be released from the hospital quite as rapidly as initially thought, so I need to stay an extra night or…

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