Award Booking Ins and Outs: British Airways

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General Rules

British Airways has a distance based award chart, meaning you pay per leg of your trip. So, for example, a trip from London, to Dallas, via New York would price as 2 separate awards.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Very low mileage needed for short flights within the United States.
  • British Airways’ website is very good and displays most availability.
  • You can pool miles into a household account.
  • You can freely transfer Avios to Iberia.

Cons

  • British Airways has some of the highest fuel surcharges on award tickets.
  • Very long wait times when calling their call center.
  • The longer the flight, and the more “crazy” the routing, the more miles required.

Phone Number

1-800-452-1201 (Hours: 7a-8p, 7 days a week)

Transfer Partners

SPG 1:1, American Express Membership Rewards 1:1, Chase Ultimate Rewards 1:1

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