United Kingdom Airlines (British Airways, BA for short) era, also known as Avios, is a famous mileage "short artifact."United Kingdom aviation is the United Kingdom's largest airline, once operated the famous Concorde.You might ask, I'm not sitting United Kingdom aviation flight, why concerns BA Miles?In aviation Union introduction a paper in the we repeatedly stressed of is to has "Union consciousness", United Kingdom aviation where of world a Union including has United States aviation AA, country Thai aviation CX, Japan aviation JL, are is we usually will sat to of flights, Alaska aviation AS is BA of cooperation partners, Avios can for to these airlines of tickets, and for short of price very high.
1. Avios-for what?
Before we write articles about UA mileage Exchange, ANA Mileage Exchange, and Alaska air miles in Exchange, the Exchange had a common characteristic, is the required milestones and specific flight paths less, depending on your departure city and arrival city region.For example, UA mileage Exchange San Francisco-Shanghai flights in economy class mileage required is 35K, and New York-San Francisco-Shanghai economy class 35K, 35K exchange of San Francisco-Tokyo-Shanghai flights.However, Avios and these are not the same, and Avios Exchange flight miles required depends on your distance and is calculated in accordance with flight segments separated.Flight distance and Avios required are as follows (here we do not consider Canadian BA and Iberia is sometimes necessary to use Off-Peak forms):
Note: North America canceled a 4500 Avios, direct distance required for 1-1150miles flights for all 7500 Avios.
As you can see, foreign exchange needs of the North American's mileage is at least 4,500 Avios, the ticket can be changed to 650miles.What is a concept?To cite an example, the Hong Kong-Taipei line, Tokyo-Sapporo line (our airline alliances already with this line in the article introduction to worked examples) are within 650 miles of distance, that is all it takes to 4,500 Avios+ tax for these one-way tickets.BA in these areas than the UA and AA, and use a lot, for example, New York-Toronto line, if you use UA and AA mileage to for need of 12,500 miles
to see you think only to trade with 4,500 Avios tickets worth it (update: the short one-way tickets North America up to 7500 Avios, but is more cost-effective than UA and AA).
2. Avios how to query how many do I need to change the tickets I want?
Ymlulu this article describes such a magical Avios query tool:
After entering this page, just enter the airport code of a city, you can see from all the airport's West Avios required for a flight.For example, if you would like to check New York-Miami flight, enter the airport code MIA in Miami, appears below:
Point lower right corner of the "+" zoom in, just like Google Map, until you can see the three major airports in New York EWR and JFK,LGA:
You can see that the color of the three major airports are yellow, meaning that only needed 7,500 Avios to Exchange direct flights to New York-Miami, still much cheaper than UA and AA needed for 12,500 miles.
3. Mileage is not enough to do?
BA than other advantages of exchange point is, if the mileage is not enough, you can also use the Cash+Point method to Exchange.UA and AA-for-tickets do not have this option, sometimes very annoying, for example, if you want to change your return air tickets (need 35,000 UA mileage) but you only Chase UA card open card got 30,000 miles, you can only watch helplessly.But BA will not have this problem, for example, for Miam
i to Cancun airfare requires 4500 Avios+$27 7500 Avios+$27 (price T_T):
But if I don't have enough Avios 4500, for example, only 3000 Avios, you can switch to this ticket:
When your mileage is not enough I was very useful.
4. BA-for-votes what advantage?
Ymlulu travels in Orlando, he also talked about his experience of BA Miles ticket refunds:
"First mileage of the BA tickets can be cancelled at any time before departure, this finish blasting other airline cancel tickets after booking 24 hours requires a lot of fees policy.And bloggers are going to use "this blog" method Cancel mileage tickets in time, found when clicking Cancel, display would have to call to cancel, call means telephone service $75 is likely to be charged.So, bloggers began a search, until you see the pointed out in the comments of a blog, if cannot be canceled on a computer Web site, you can download the APP of the BA, in APP, you can successfully!Although at this time is at 4 o'clock, without praising the blogger, APP's artifact!After you click Cancel, and immediately receive an email prompting cancel processing.
And the problem is still not resolved, pointed out that according to the blog, after the cancellation of BA points will immediately return to the account, and my points did not come back.So the next day decided to call BA customer service inquiries.Then there is a skill, BA's customer service in Hong Kong: see this link.BA in United States customer service is very busy, call BA may have to wait more than 1 hour, and Hong Kong service 10 minutes to turn on, and business skills.After a blogger called, connected to a little sister, and points back to the BA account immediately, and return before taxes, if online cancellation, is unable to refund fees, don't know why.This black was to go another way!”
If you exchange BA Miles for AA flights within North America, cancel the mileage before the departure ticket, you only need to collect taxes or $55 fees (the low charge).For example, the following is this ticket:
If cancelled, due to tax less than $55, so cancellation only takes a $5, you can get 7500 Avios.If want to cancel prior to departure UA mileage tickets and you're not elite members of the UA, and want to take back the miles to pay how much?Told you, $200!Can not see the UA website links.
BA Exchange also has an advantage is not received within 21 days of the emergency.Imagine, if you wanted to use UA mileage and the ticket for the same date of mileage tickets in economy class, you will need 12,500 UA mileage and tax $80.60:
This is because UA to within 21 days of the ticket received $75 votes out of the emergency costs, so more taxes and fees than BA $75.
5. BA Miles can be used on the return flight?
To cite an example, Hainan Airlines recently in the returning great promotions, San Jose back to Chengdu to and fro as long as $666:
Unfortunately, if you live in Phoenix, Phoenix back to Chengdu air tickets more expensive:
BA Miles can come in handy, use 9000
Avios+$11 15000 Avios+$11 PHX-SJC AA, and SJC between Hainan Airlines roundtrip back to Chengdu, so only need 15000 Avios+$677 can perfectly solve the problem, much more cost-effective than direct buy a return ticket.
6. BA tickets have any disadvantages?
- Not worth for long-distance, long-distance business class first class is even less worthwhile, so directly for return ticket is not appropriate.
- Fuel charge for the Exchange, fuel cost includes BA flights home, AA flights to and from the US and Europe, taigang long flights and JAL's international flights, but the United States domestic flights, Japan domestic flights, Air Berlin and LAN,TAM in South America, there is no fuel cost.So BA-for Air Berlin and from the US and Europe is also very cost-effective.