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Important news - the way you can spend Avios is changing

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From 14 November 2018, we’ll be making some important changes to the way you can spend your Avios in southern Africa. This page outlines the introduction of Avios part payment and changes to Reward Flight Saver on British Airways (operated by Comair) flights, within southern Africa.

Discover a new way to save money on flights with Avios part payment

We’re delighted to let you know that from 14 November 2018, when you book at ba.com, you’ll have a new way to save on flights with Avios part payment. Take a look at all the advantages:

  • Use your Avios to discount the cost of every available seat on British Airways (operated by Comair) flights
  • Choose from a range of discounts from as little as 500 Avios*
  • Include up to 8 friends and family in your booking
  • Collect Avios and Tier Points when you fly

In a nutshell, Avios part payment gives you more ways to save, more ways to use your Avios and more flexibility.

Como reservar

When you select flights at ba.com, you’ll see Avios part payment options on the price page. Select one of the discount options and complete your booking. It’s as simple as that.

You payYou save*
500 Avios R85
1,250 Avios R170
2,750 Avios R340
5,000 Avios R510
8,000 Avios R765
14,500 Avios R1,275

*Example savings only. Savings are subject to change. Please check at time of booking.

We’re also making an important change to Reward Flight Saver

Reward Flight Saver allows you to pay the Avios and a flat fee in cash while the taxes, fees and carrier charges are paid for you.

You will be able to continue to use your Avios on Reward Flight Savers, however from 14 November 2018 the flat fee in cash is changing as outlined below. Any bookings made before the 14 November 2018 will not be affected by these changes. 


Reward Flight Saver cash fees (one-way)

Reward Flight Saver cash flat fee (one-way)
New bookings made from 14 November 2018 onwards Bookings made until 13 November 2018
  Adults and children Bebés Adults and children Bebés
Traveller (economy) R500 R145 R350 R100
Club (business) R900 R270 R400 R120

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Changes are effective from 14 November 2018. See Terms and Conditions for full details.