When Canadians think about airline rewards British Airways Avios is probably not top of mind for most people, but Avios can be a great supplement to your other airline rewards. Because BA is a member of One World, the Avios program offers Canadians the ability to book flights on One World partner airlines, like American Airlines for U.S. travel and Cathay Pacific for Asian travel.
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Today’s Sunday Reader Question is actually a question I asked myself (yeah, I cheated on the SRQ, get over it). I will be going to Oceania in May, and decided I wanted to go to New Caledonia. Qantas, a OneWorld partner, flies to New Caledonia, and therefore should be bookable on BA Avios. Unfortunately, NOU (Noumea Airport) doesn’t show up on the BA Avios search tool, nor do a number of other airports served by Qantas within Oceania and Australia. So I asked myself: how do I book BA Avios tickets on Qantas in Australia/Oceania?
Transferring AMEX Membership Rewards (MR) points to frequent flyer programs like Aeroplan and British Airways is an excellent use of those points. However, for first time users, navigating the system can be a little tricky. This is a quick reference guide on how to transfer your AMEX MR points to frequent flyer programs.
Currently, WOW Air is having a fantastic sale from Washington IAD/Boston BOS to Reykjavik KEF/Copenhagen CPH/London LGW. These fares go from $99 one-way, to about $150. They are a low cost carrier and charge quite a few fees, but if you can pack light, it’s a great deal. Note: book on the WOW Air USA site, not the UK site, which adds additional taxes.
Thanks for reading this trip report! Because I am posting the numerous parts of this report while I'm travelling, they will be published over the course of the next couple weeks. Enjoy!