|Best Use of British Airways Miles
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
New British Airways Awards Travel Strategy
British Airways miles flew me to Easter Island, Santiago, and Montevideo on one award ticket from Miami for 80,000 miles and $64 in business class. Their award chart had amazing values. British Airways also thought it was amazing and changed it to remove any outstanding values. They went from a region based chart to flight distance based pricing. Last week they changed their prices again, but only for premium cabin travel. Business class is 50% more expensive and first class is 33% more expensive. Flying coach is the only economical use for British Airways miles now. I plan to use my remaining British Airways miles on short distance awards to maximize their value. It was a fun program while it lasted.