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No More 4,500 Avios Pricing Starting February 2nd 2016

Well, the title is self-explanatory, right? I saw this notification in my email this morning:

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So, what should you do if you had plans to burn Avios on some of the affected routes? Redeem them now, like right now. Well, as long as the route is within USA. The award  taxes  on those are only a few bucks, so if you cancel, that’s the most you stand to lose. If you plan to go to Canada or Caribbean, then I would only burn miles if your plans are set. Apparently, this new pricing will only be valid for flights originating or terminating in USA.

Avios miles transfer instantly from Ultimate Rewards and Membership Rewards. SPG may take a few weeks.

Otherwise, no, the sky is not falling. We all knew this deal would end eventually. Fortunately, they are keeping  the prices on other routes intact…for now. Avios program is still a good deal for family. Read more on it here

Author: Leana

Leana is the owner and founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.

5 thoughts on “No More 4,500 Avios Pricing Starting February 2nd 2016

  1. I like to think that you all have me to Thank for this. I’ll have booked about 10+ of these this year by the time the year is done. I hate to see it go, but I feel so happy that I took full advantage. CUN to MIA was a personal favorite. Wish I had grabbed MIA to NAS before this went away. ORD to CVG has been a lifesaver the past few months.

    I was hoping to do a combined Disney and Atlantis trip sometime next year and this def changed the vie equation.

    As you said, It will be missed, but still a good option for those like me that stick with the Northwest quadrant of the globe.

    Most of my flights

    • Cheapblackdad, how selfish of you to take the credit for this merciless killing! I’m pretty sure the whole Hobby collective is to blame. It is such a good deal, and all of us shameless bloggers keep shouting about it from the rooftops of Google.
      But hey, Avios program is still going to be good overall. Many people (including me) couldn’t really utilize 4,500 pricing for one reason or another. It’s a blow, for sure, but not a death sentence for Avios. As long as you can find 7,500 routes and use Southwest to fill in the gap, you’ll be good to go.

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