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BA releases a ton of seats, but they comes with hefty fees – let’s lower them.
One of the most consistent ways of getting between the US and Europe is via British Airways, but I bet you’ll never forget that first time you went to do it. HOLY $&*! those are some high fees. You’re hit with them regardless of the award currency you’re ultimately redeeming, but a reader, KGV, tipped me off to a way that you can actually cut those fees down. How? Don’t use AA miles. Don’t use British Airways own Avios. Instead…use Asia Miles.
Let’s take a look at pricing out a British Airways business class:
You can use the trick on any class of ticket…including the feature image of BA first class.
Here is a look at a one way ticket from Los Angeles to London using American’s Aadvantage miles. A whopping $581.40 in . Good Grief!
However…check out the same flight using Asia Miles. $311
Far from nothing, but it’s a savings of $270. Yes, you’re spending more miles
If you’re looking to book flights between 2501 and 5000 miles…the price drops to just 45k miles one way, or 80k roundtrip. Great Sweet Spot
How do you get Asia Miles?
These three programs are the easiest.
- every 20k points = 25k Asia Miles
- American Express
- 1:1 ( normally takes a few days)
- Citi Bank
If you’re looking for more than a one way ticket, you may be interested in the Multi-Carrier Award. Not only will you reduce the number of miles it takes you’ll also lower your overall taxes and fees. Check out our post on Multi-Carrier award tix.
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