View Full Version : Avios Price Rise!!!

10th September 2012, 14:14
Now it just wouldn't be Avios if they didn't continue to increase charges to their loyal customer base.

Reward Flight Saver gives you a great deal on British Airways and Iberia flights to Europe and further. It's a fee you pay and we cover all your taxes, fees and surcharges.

If you book before 8 October 2012, the fee is 27 in Economy Class and 34 in Business Class. After this date, our prices are rising by a small amount to 30 in Economy and 40 in Business.

This increase reflects rises in air passenger duty (APD) the government's flight tax and rises in fuel prices. We've kept the increase as small as possible, so we can continue to offer you big savings on flights to Zones 1-3. On average, 30 Reward Flight Saver will save you more money than before. The table below shows you how.

link: https://www.avios.com/spend/cp/reward-flight-saver-changes?from=&banner=hmeRFS&pers=false

I'm not going to make any comment on this really - it's just a "free scheme" is quickly turning into a not-so-free scheme.

But all those arguements were had just over a year ago.

10th September 2012, 15:44
I guess all you can do is check other airlines and see what the comparative fare is after taxes and credit/debit card surcharges, then decide if Avios offers good value or not.