British Airways’ special Avios-only offer for next summer includes return flights between London Heathrow and Faro Airport. More than 1,250 “Reward Seats” have been made available for August next year, coinciding with that month’s bank holiday.
Avios-only flights were launched earlier this year, with 100 per cent of the seats exclusively available to British Airways Executive Club members.
The latest release – offering summer 2024 holiday fares from £1 plus 25,500 Avios – brings the total number of these “Reward Seats” flights to nearly 30. They include departures from London City Airport for the first time and, in addition to the Algarve, cover Corfu, Florence, Ibiza and Mallorca.
The Faro offer is outbound from London Heathrow on 24 August and inbound on 31 August. For Euro Traveller short-haul economy, the price is £1 plus 25,500 Avios; and for Club Europe short-haul business class, £1 plus 44,500 Avios.
According to the airline, “Reward seats are those that can be purchased using Avios at static rates. British Airways guarantees a minimum of 12 and 14 Reward Seats on standard short and long-haul flights, respectively, whereas Avios-only flights mean that every seat is available to purchase using Avios. Members booking the Avios-only flight can do so in any cabin as they normally would through ba.com.”
The first Avios-only flight, which was reported to have sold out in under 24 hours, is scheduled to take off for Sharm El Sheikh from London Gatwick on 3 November 2023.
Previously, British Airways announced forthcoming changes to the way customers collect Avios. “From 18 October 2023, members will collect Avios based on the cost of their ticket, rather than the distance of their flight. The investment forecasts that 20 per cent more Avios from flying will be issued to the overall member base, with most members either collecting more or the same amount under the new model.”