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 flight to Europe, or from £100 and 50,000 Avios to destinations further afield. 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)

Avios-Only flights

These are flights operated by British Airways and its subsidiary Euro Flyer which will only be available to book as Reward Flights.

Executive Club customers can find out more by checking the frequently asked questions below or downloading our Avios app.

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.

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Reward Flight FAQs

Travel to Europe, UK & Ireland from £1 and 18,500 Avios or from just £100 and 50,000 Avios for destinations further afield.

Reward Flight Saver is also available in World Traveller Plus, Club Europe and Club World. Treat yourself to a Club World seat from £350 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 £1/€1 and 18,500 Avios, with destinations like America or the Middle East starting from as little as £100/€100 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 contact 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 contact 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

Avios-Only flight FAQs

These are specific flights operated by British Airways and its subsidiary Euro Flyer which will only be available to book as Reward Flights for direct journeys exclusively for Executive Club Members.

(Flights connecting to/from other destinations are not included and will only use commercial availability.)

See our latest Club Updates to find out which flights are available.

Or you can be among the first to hear about our upcoming Avios-Only flight destinations by downloading our Avios app and enabling push notifications.

The first phase of flights were available to book from 13 April 2023. The second phase of flights were available to book from 23 May 2023.

Flights can be booked until all seats are sold, or British Airways determines remaining seats may become available to all customers for direct journeys. Seats are available on a first-come, first served basis while seats last.

These seats will cost the standard Reward Flight price, which depends on whether the flight is operating at peak or off-peak times, and the flight distance.

For the already announced AOFs, you can check our Club Updates.

You can book these flights online through the normal Reward Flight booking journey on ba.com, or by contacting our contact centre.

Yes, you can book a return or a one-way journey.

Yes, Avios-only flights are available on all cabins depending on the configuration of the aircraft.

Yes, you can book one leg of your journey on an Avios-Only Flight and the other leg on another Reward Flight, so you can choose to use your Avios to come back on a day that suits you.

You can’t combine an Avios-Only Flight (or any other Reward Flight) with a commercial flight on the same booking.

You can combine cabins within your booking. E.g. you can choose to travel in economy (Euro Traveller) on the outbound and business (Club Europe) on the inbound, availability depending.

  • Like all Reward Flights, Avios only Flight tickets include 1 checked bag at 23kg.
  • They can be cancelled up to 24 hours before departure for a full refund, minus a service fee of £35.
    • For bookings cancelled within 24 hours of outbound departure where the member has paid the taxes, fees and charges, these will be refunded to the original form of payment. For bookings made using Avios and Money the cash portion of the price will not be refunded. Avios will not be refunded.
  • A service fee will also apply for changes made to the booking.
    • When you change between a peak to an off-peak date, or vice versa, the difference will be calculated and if the original ticket cost more Avios than the new ticket, you will be refunded the difference in Avios. If the original ticket costs less Avios than the new ticket, you will be required to pay additional Avios.

Yes, your American Express voucher can be used within the cabin and dates it is eligible for.

By using a companion voucher, if the member is travelling with a companion they will pay the Avios for one person and the taxes, fees and charges for both.

Or if they are travelling solo they will pay half the Avios required for one person, and the taxes, fees and charges for one person.

Yes, you can use a Barclays Upgrade Voucher or a Gold Upgrade for One/Two to upgrade between cabins on an Avios-Only flight, availability depending. The upgrade price remains the same as for a standard Reward Flight.