Yesterday Chase BA credit card 100K card Offer is back, together with MR go BA 40% bonus earlier this year, North American students have fun, you can get a lot of BA miles (Avios).British Airways mileage (1) tells us the basic Avios play.OneMoreDay today continues to talk about the Avios, mainly about how to get the Avios, and some other bits and pieces of practical skills.
1. Miles received
From the perspective of credit transfer, Avios is a relatively good access to mileage, turning point partners include:
- Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR),1 UR = 1 Avios。
- Amex Membership Rewards (MR), 1 MR = 1 Avios, sometimes with additional Bonus,25%-50% have had, that's 1 MR=1.25-1.5 Avios.Earlier this year there were 40%-go Bonus,1 MR = 1.4 Avios.
- SPG points (Starpoints), 20K SPG = 25K Avios, equivalent to 1 SPG = 1.25 Avios.
But note that is, from October 1, MR Avios will lower to 1 MR = 0.8 Avios.This for holds large MR mileage of friends are for not a good, if you has large of need with to BA mileage of needs and and didn't want to application BA credit card words, remember in October 1 Qian put MR turned into BA, note
, MR turned into BA points need 1 to 2 late, so to turned words please scheduled good ahead of volume, MR turned BA basic is seconds to, according to FT and some enthusiastic readers of DP view.
Flights accumulated, friends suggested that accumulation of BA and AA to AA, AA AA and BA flights are to pay 100% accumulate, and BA is not.If you often take the Cathay Pacific flight, buying cheaper economy class, it is recommended that cumulative BA Miles.Why?Following is a cumulative AA,BA Thai discounted economy class, we introduced before JL mileage and by Cathay Pacific Asia Miles with their mileage accumulation table:
As you can see, in terms of cheaper accommodation for S/N/Q, only the Avios and Asia Miles can be accumulated, and it seems to OneMoreDay, Avios values higher than those of Asia Miles.So if you buy a Cathay Pacific flight at very low cost, then suggested the cumulative Avios.
With all that said, what class?For example if you are in Cathay Pacific's official website booking, round-trip air from Boston to Shanghai, before the final payment you're previewing the trip on the interface:
In the red box, you can see the Economy behind the letter n, which represents the space of this ticket is n, AA accumulation or JL is that you don't get any mileage, it is recommended that cumulative BA, so can get a flight distance of 25% Avios.Boston-Hong Kong-Shanghai round-trip flight distance is 17498 Miles, so 17498*25%=4376 can accumulate Avios.
Staying in a hotel can also accumulate, for example, we introduced before RocketMiles, Offer, such as when a hotel you can get thousands of Avios, if your Amex card Rocketmiles 200-50 Offer, that is the low cost of earning thousands of miles.
2. Mileage bucket
If parents come to United States, mileage that they fly in general are unable to accumulate inside your account, United States three big airlines in particular.However, if you are your BA Miles, you can create a Household Account, which is what we usually say bucket.Bucket sitting inside a plane can accumulate mileage, get mileage as well as a member of any redemption flights, mileage cost will be deducted proportionally from each Member of Avios account.
Family members will join the bucket must be registered members of the BA account, you can click here to register.
For example, I help my parents booked next year's Qingdao-Hong Kong-Cathay Pacific flights back and forth in New York, space is n, please get them registered members of the BA account (my address), plus into my Household Account, so that they could fly over after each of them get 18204*25%=4556 Avios, so that Household Account 4556*2=9102 Avios ( Assuming start Household Account there is no mileage).
Can be exchanged for a New York to Boston round-trip ticket (subject to 9000 Avios+$11.2), left in the Exchange after the Household Accout 102 Avios, parents with 56 Avios account.
After the BA set up bucket also doesn't live with his other family members and friends to Exchange mileage (up to five).But note that the friends that are not on the same address flight mileage cannot be inside the bucket.Also, after you set the bucket, not literally change tickets for others, only for the five men.
3. S AA flight Group 1 boarding
BA Miles Redeem AA flight can have Group 1 boarding, which is ranked soldier, Babysitting, Concierge Key,Executive Platinum Elite,Platinum Elite,Gold Elite after boarding.Group 1 boarding this Perk and Citi AA credit card and AA Aviator Barclays credit card provided by Perk.But do not provide this credit card comes with United States domestic flight free baggage offer.
But if you have two AA card but not willing to waste the concessions, what should you do?OneMoreDay teaches you practical tips here: with fellow OneWorld Qatar airline Royal Jordan aviation website to your frequent-flier number.Following me to the Royal Jordan airlines official website example, Qatar aviation website similar to this:
- Login Royal Jordan airlines Manage Booking Web site.
- Enter your Reservation Number (that is, after you finish the BA website to your six-digit alpha-numeric number) and Last Name.Then click "Search".
- Click on the "Update My Contact", "Frequent Flyer Information" modify your AA membership number, then enter the personal information and click "Save".
So your mileage your AA membership number on the ticket.Because of the AA credit card benefits go along with membership number, and whether to use this credit card to buy a ticket and there is no relationship, so you can use AA credit card free shipping on welfare!
4. Customer service phone
Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus are BA's smaller partner, but is not part of OneWorld, their mileage ticket is not on the BA website directly.Exchange the two ticket needs call BA customer service, North of BA customer service phone number is 800-247-9297 (7am-11pm), often want you to wait a few hours.If you want to order tickets by telephone, OneMoreDay suggest that you make a Hong Kong customer service call: +852 3071 5083 (Monday-Friday 09:00-17:30, Saturday 09:00-12:45), will be a lot faster.
S Alaska Airlines mileage ticket to Alaska Airlines ' first official website to look it up, and then call customer service over the phone will be able to Exchange.
As for Aer Lingus … …
5. Aer Lingus
I'm sorry?Never heard of Aer Lingus?This is a Base in Ireland's aviation, referred to as EI, does not belong to any Union, and BA, and UA has a leg (now BA's parent company has acquired most of the shares in his family, joining OneWorld is a matter of time).If you exchange the Boston direct Aer Lingus flights to Dublin, as can be seen in the following figure, just 2993 Miles to fly:
Avios happened to be 12.5K to exchange one way, EI and BA Exchange no fuel surcharge flights!This is mileage minimum required Exchange between the US and Europe!Friends around the Exchange is worth living in Boston good attention.Got to Dublin, you can still use BA Miles to redeem flights to other European cities.4500 Avios/7500 Avios can exchange direct flights to Dublin to the euro area:
EI in other destinations in North America, including New York, Chicago, Orlando (!!) and Washington, one way is 20K, no fuel surcharge.Between the US and Europe could also choose to Air Berlin AB,BA AB no fuel surcharges.New York-Berlin one way only need 20K Avios, same as AA's off-season Exchange, but this exchange year BA can.
So how do you find EI mileage ticket?UA website this is our old friend playing time, the UA website Home of the booking page, enter the following information:
Results you can see that EI direct mileage numbers are still considerable in December, basically every day, economy class and business class mileage tickets:
Call BA to look it up directly after the booking would be nice.