ADVERTORIAL • December 2020
With Christmas just around the corner, the British Airways Avios eStore is offering a virtual Christmas market experience that’ll fill up your stockings and clock up your Avios. Better still, up to triple Avios offers across the shopping platform are making it easier than ever to spend your way to a Reward Flight.*
So for all those last-minute shoppers in the Executive Club, here’s where to get started (and where you could end up)…
Routes such as: Prague and Jersey
Why: Because these kinds of destinations offer mega results for remarkably speedy flight times. Jersey, for instance, will give travellers rugged natural beauty by the bucket-load, and all in under one hour from London. Or, if a city break is more your style, enchanting Prague is all you need for that much-anticipated culture hit.
How: Stock up on travel essentials before your trip and you’ll be well on your way. You’ll need 8,500 Avios (+ £0.50) for a one-way flight or 17,000 Avios (+ £1) for a return fare.**
What: Stylish, practical and friendly on the planet, this transparent inflight case (£250; 4,167 Avios) by Anya Hindmarch (20 Avios per £1 spent), is created from used plastic bottles, leaving you feeling all smug as you glide through security. Pair it with this matching hand sanitiser and carrier (£135; 2,250 Avios) to complete the eco-savvy look.
Total spend: £385
Total Avios rewarded: 6,417
Routes such as: Lisbon
Why: There’s colourful cobbled streets, world-famous food (don’t leave without trying one of the legendary custard tarts), and magical beaches that can be found a quick hike from the city centre. Speedy, sunny and spectacular, Lisbon truly has something for every kind of traveller.
How: A one-way flight costs from 11,000 Avios (+ £0.50) or 22,000 Avios (+ £1) for a return – numbers easily reached with a pre-flight spree.
What: Kit out the home office with this sleek concrete desk (£1,000; 10,000 Avios) from Notonthehighstreet; 12 Avios per £1 spent). Accessorise with design classics such as this timeless Margaret Howell anglepoise lamp (£178; 2,077 Avios) and mid-century style desk clock (£414; 4,830 Avios) from the WallpaperSTORE* (14 Avios per £1 spent), and – just like that – you’re there.
Total spend: £1,592
Total Avios rewarded: 16,907
Routes such as: Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia
Why: We could all do with a bit of sunshine right now – and these Caribbean islands are all but guaranteed to deliver it. Plus, with palm-lined beaches, dazzling turquoise waters and soulful grub, it’s a recipe for ultimate relaxation.
How: Just 30,000 Avios (+ £75) will get you on a one-way ticket to paradise or 60,000 Avios (+ £150) for a return.
What: Upgrade your holiday snaps with this compact camera (£1,399.99; 16,333 Avios) and ultra-wide-angle lens (£579; 6,755 Avios) both from Olympus (14 Avios per £1 spent) and perfect for capturing those sun-baked landscapes. Preserve the memories digitally back at home with fancy new machine from John Lewis & Partners (6 Avios per £1 spent): this newbie (£799.99; 4,000 Avios) from the HP Envy Laptop range can be turned into a tablet or put in ‘tent’ mode – great for all your holiday slideshow needs. Prefer the traditional way? How about a gorgeously geometric photo display (£120; 600 Avios) for that empty wall.
Total spend: £2,898.98
Total Avios rewarded: 27,688
Is it your first time on the British Airways Avios eStore? You can get 30 per cent bonus Avios on your first transaction when you shop online
*Reward Flight Savers are British Airways’ best value reward flights. 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.
If you are not eligible for Reward Flight Saver, you’ll be shown the standard reward flight price instead with full taxes, fees and charges. To find out more about Reward Flights and/or Reward Flight Saver, click here. All prices shown are Reward Flight Saver redemptions and based on off-peak fares for Euro Traveller (short haul) and World Traveller (long haul); standard Reward Flights will be the same Avios amount but full taxes, fees and charges will be payable. (All Avios amounts quoted in this piece were correct upon date of publication). Reward flights are subject to availability.
**The Avios amounts awarded are based on purchase price and exclude VAT and shipping. T&Cs apply.