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