British Airways Executive Club is one of the most accessible loyalty programs in the Oneworld ecosystem. However, when it comes to redeeming Avios for flights with British Airways, the taxes, fees, and carrier-imposed surcharges are often prohibitively high.
As a way to encourage travellers to redeem Avios for British Airways flights, the program features Reward Flight Saver pricing for short- and long-haul British Airways flights, which lets you pay more in Avios and less in taxes, fees, and surcharges.
What Is British Airways Reward Flight Saver Pricing?
Reward Flight Saver pricing is a feature available through British Airways Executive Club, whereby you can choose to redeem more Avios and pay less in taxes, fees, and surcharges on British Airways flights.
This feature can be useful if you’d like to make a redemption for a British Airways flight, but you don’t want to incur the high prices that typically come with doing so.
For example, the standard cost for an off-peak one-way flight in business class with British Airways from Toronto to London is 50,000 Avios plus $865 (CAD) in taxes, fees, and surcharges.
However, with Reward Flight Saver pricing, the same flight prices out at 80,000 Avios plus $350 (CAD) in taxes and fees.
In other words, Reward Flight Saver pricing lets you pay an extra 30,000 Avios to save over $500 (CAD) in taxes and fees.
It’s worth noting that you can still choose to pay the standard rate for the flight, since you can customize the amount of Avios you’d like to apply towards a booking on the check-out page.
If Reward Flight Saver pricing is available on your flight, it shows up as the default option, which we’ll explore in depth below.
Reward Flight Saver pricing was introduced to long-haul flights with British Airways in late 2022; however, it’s been available on short-haul flights within Europe, and on British Airways’s short-haul fifth-freedom routes, for quite some time.
Reward Flight Saver pricing can apply to all long- and short-haul routes operated by British Airways in economy, premium economy, and business class, which British Airways refers to as World Traveller, World Traveller Plus, and Club World, respectively.
Unfortunately, Reward Flight Saver pricing isn’t available for flights in British Airways First Class.
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