Spending Avios

Reward Flights

Use your Avios to explore the world

  • Fly to any destination, in any class.
  • Fly with British Airways, Iberia, American Airlines and airlines within our oneworld® alliance, as well as other partners.
  • Tailor your ticket to your needs:
    Avios Part Payment – reduce the cash price for your flight with as little as 1,000 Avios. The more Avios you use, the less cash you’ll need to pay.
    Reward Flight Saver – pay as little as $1 and 18,500 Avios for your next short haul flight, or from $200 and 50,000 Avios to London. Our Reward Flight Saver offers a fixed cash cost, inclusive of taxes, fees and carrier charges plus an Avios amount.
    Reward Flight – jet off in style using your Avios, only paying taxes, fees and carrier charges and enjoy full flexibility with your ticket.

Reward Flights explained

Flights booked using Avios are called Reward Flights.

Reward Flights can be taken with British Airways, Iberia, American Airlines and our oneworld partners. The only cash amount required for Reward Flights is to cover the taxes, fees and carrier charges.

On all our British Airways flights to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick we guarantee a minimum number of reward seats. We offer at least:

  • Eight seats in economy (Euro Traveller and World Traveller)
  • Two seats in premium economy (World Traveller Plus)
  • Four in business (Club Europe and Club World).

On flights to and from London City we guarantee:

  • Two reward seats in business (Club Europe)
  • Two reward seats in economy (Euro Traveller)

Reward Flight Saver

Reward Flight Saver offers customers great value flights with a low, flat fee to cover taxes, fees and carrier charges and a fixed Avios amount.

To be eligible for Reward Flight Saver, you need to have collected at least one Avios in the past 12 months.

We’ll always show you the Reward Flight Saver fare when it’s available, just look out for this symbol.

Finding and booking your Reward Flight

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Reward Flight FAQs

Travel to London from just $200 and 50,000 Avios. You can also explore one of many European destinations from $2 and 18,500 Avios when you travel from London.

Reward Flight Saver is also available in premium economy (World Traveller Plus), business (Club Europe and Club World). Treat yourself to a business (Club World) seat from $700 plus 160,000 Avios.

A Reward Flight consists of:

  • Avios
  • Taxes, fees and carrier charges

The Avios and cash price you pay for your Reward Flight is dependent on date, destination and class of travel.

Your chosen date of travel will dictate if you pay a peak or off-peak Avios amount. When booking Reward Flights, you can choose all peak dates, all off-peak dates or a mixture of the two. The taxes, fees and carrier charges are the same, regardless of peak or off-peak travel.

The taxes, fees and carrier charges are dependent on airline, class of travel and destination. This is calculated when you book your flights.

The actual fee will be displayed when you make your booking. Travel in premium economy (World Traveller Plus), business (Club Europe, Club World) and First will result in higher taxes, fees and carrier charges.

Reward Flight Saver fees

With Reward Flight Saver, we currently offer flights throughout Europe, North America and many other destinations around the world.

Reward Flights start from just $2 and 18,500 Avios, with flights to London starting from as little as $200 and 50,000 Avios.

If you don’t have a high enough Avios balance for either of our Reward Flight options, or you would simply like to carry on saving for your next reward, you can reduce the Avios cost by paying an additional cash amount. The fewer Avios used, the more you will pay in cash.

At checkout, you will be presented with a range of Avios & Money payment options, where available.

There are even more ways to top up your Avios to reach your next reward:

We have partnerships with several other airlines, including our partners in the oneworld alliance, so that we can offer a greater choice of destinations to our customers.

When you search for Reward Flights, we will show availability on British Airways first. We’ll then show availability with partners for this flight and on destinations we don’t operate or have availability.

For assistance booking with a specific partner, please call our call centre.

Working out the cost

The number of Avios required for partner flights may vary from British Airways, depending on route and distance travelled.

As with British Airways, Avios prices for Reward Flights are dependent on date, destination and class of travel.

For flights with two or more oneworld partners, or British Airways plus two or more oneworld partners, use the link below to find out what you need to pay.

Avios costs for booking with two or more oneworld partner airlines.

In most circumstances, you will be able to cancel or change Reward Flights subject to availability, for a small service fee. Please see our booking and service fees for further detail.

Please be aware:

  • Some changes may require additional Avios, for example if you are changing your date of travel from off-peak to peak. All changes will be shown in Manage My Booking, or explained over the phone before they are made.
  • When changing from a peak to off-peak date, we will refund any difference in Avios price. However, for Avios Part Payment bookings, we will be unable to refund any difference in the money portion of the price. You will be able to cancel the original flights for a full refund and make a new booking instead.
  • Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the first flight in your itinerary to be eligible for a refund.

Many changes to simple Reward Flights can be made online in Manage My Booking. You will need to call our call centre in the following circumstances:

  • Changing a British Airways Reward Flight from an off-peak date to a peak date
  • Changing a British Airways Reward Flight from a peak date to an off-peak date and require an immediate refund of Avios
  • If the Reward Flight booking was made using any type of voucher, such as a Companion Voucher or Travel Together Ticket
  • If the Reward Flight booking contains a connecting flight
  • If the Reward Flight has been upgraded using Avios