Club people • March 2015

The Gurus

Did you know that you can use Avios to part pay for regular British Airways flights? Sarah Thompson, British Airways’ campaign project manager, reveals how

As a Member of the Executive Club you may be aware that as well as booking reward flights or upgrades using your Avios you can also use Avios to part pay for regular British Airways flights within the UK or to Europe.

You can start to make savings on flights with as little as 750 Avios, which would enable you to save £5pp off a one-way ticket or use 1,500 Avios to save £10pp on a return flight. Currently you can save up to £50pp on a return flight in Euro Traveller and £100pp on a return in our premium cabin – Club Europe.

Using Avios in this way also means you earn Avios and Tier Points on the flights booked - allowing you to start collecting Avios towards your next flight saving.

It’s a great option for families and smaller groups of friends too as savings are applicable for up to nine people travelling on the same booking. This means for example a family of four can save up to £200 on a return flight.

It is really simple to book using Avios part payment. When you are in the process of booking a flight on, without a hotel or ancillary package, you will be offered part payment options on the price page.

Follow these simple steps:

  • Visit and log in to your Executive Club account
  • Search for your destination and flights of choice
  • Once you have selected your flights you will be presented with your part payment options on the price page
  • Saving options will vary depending on your chosen travel class, destination and number of people in the booking
  • Select the saving you wish to make and the price of your flights will adjust automatically
  • Continue as usual to complete your booking

(Don’t worry if you forget to log in, you will be prompted to do so in order to take advantage of this option.)

To discover our part payment saving options, visit, search for the flights you want, and then proceed to making a booking.

To find out more about part payment, click here

Terms and conditions apply. See here for details.

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