Tag Archives: British Airways

How to Book Aer Lingus Award Tickets with British Airways Avios (Call BA to Save $100+ on Taxes & Fees)

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  Yesterday, I was looking for a flight from San Francisco to Dublin and found this roundtrip, nonstop Aer Lingus flight for $895.36 in economy.  Aer Lingus is the only airline that flies this SFO-DUB route nonstop.  I wanted to see if there was award space on Aer Lingus (there was), award space on United Airlines (there was), award space on Iberia (nope), and award space on British Airways (yes, but not bookable online).  In this post, I will show you how I searched for award space, booked the award ticket using British Airways Avios, and saved hundreds of dollars in taxes/fees compared to booking the same flight using Aer Lingus Avios.

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Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending Soon: British Airways (50%), Choice Hotels (30%) & Hilton Hotels (100%)

Good afternoon everyone.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few offers ending in the next week.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here are 3 buy miles/points promos ending soon.  First up, British Airways is offering a 50% bonus, no matter how many British Airways Avios purchases.  This offer expires tomorrow – May 21.

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Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending Soon: United (70%), Marriott (25%), Southwest (50%), Alaska (50%) & British Airways (50%)

Good afternoon everyone.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few offers ending soon.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here are 5 buy miles/points promos ending soon.  First up, United Airlines is offering up to a 70% bonus, depending on the number of United Airlines MileagePlus Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on May 9.

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Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending Soon: Alaska (40%), Hyatt (30%), British Airways (50%), Hilton (100%) & IHG (75%)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few offers ending soon.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here 5 buy miles/points promos that end this week.  First up, Alaska Airlines is offering a 40% bonus, when you purchase at least 20,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles.  This offer expires tomorrow – February 22.

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Quick Update Regarding the Old 150x British Airways Avios & Match.com Promo

Good afternoon from rainy Northern California!  Almost 2 years ago, British Airways ran a promo where you could earn 150 BA Avios per dollar spent at Match.com.  Several of the blogs covered the promo, so I decided I would buy a membership for $548.57 and earn 82,285 BA Avios (0.67 CPP).  Long story short, I never earned any BA Avios and after complaining to British Airways & Match.com for several months, I got a full refund of my membership (read My Love / Hate Relationship with British Airways & Match.com).  During the few months that I was a Match.com member, I decided that I would actually use the dating service and see what would happen (I had nothing to lose).  Fast forward a few weeks and Laura sent me a message.  Fast forward a year and a half and I proposed to her in San Francisco (Bay Bridge in the background).  And she said YES!

The proposal and photo took place a few weeks ago, but I figured I would let TWG readers know.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!