|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.