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[RBC] Avion 30% Bonus Transfer to Avios - June 15 to July31

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Avion 30% Bonus Transfer to Avios - June 15 to July31

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For all those that may have signed up to the RBC avion card, they are running their summer promotion for a 30% bonus points transfer to BA Avios. You need a minimum 10,000pts to transfer. Starts June 15, 2018 at 12:01 PST, ending July 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

https://www.britishairways.com/en-ca/of ... G_ALWAYSON
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I was waiting for this as well, but I read in another thread on rfd that it’s hard to redeem due to availability and have to book 11 months ahead of time. People end up being stuck with a bunch of avios? Can any one provide insight on this
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yifeilu92 wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 9:50 am
I was waiting for this as well, but I read in another thread on rfd that it’s hard to redeem due to availability and have to book 11 months ahead of time. People end up being stuck with a bunch of avios? Can any one provide insight on this
not sure about other people but for some reason i feel it is the other way around..
tried to book flight to Hong Kong with Avios partners.. even 12 months ahead, no flights.. apparently i heard those spots don't open up until few weeks before the trip. Don't like do all this last minute because if i can't find a flight with points, I might have to buy an expensive ticket.
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Used some of mine to fly Business from YVR to Tokyo last October on JAL.

Totally worth it.

Also used some on our honeymoon to go to Europe.

I just don't find the points good value through Avion so I don't mind saving them for bigger trips. Ottawa sucks as a hub for US travel so I won't be using them for that kind of travel often.
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I guess 30% is the best we can get now. They used to have 50% bonus, but haven't seen that for quite sometimes
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Thanks OP - now I can finally cancel that card
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If one only redeems points within North America, is it worth converting these points or stick to statement credit?
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Pursuit2013 wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 11:51 am
If one only redeems points within North America, is it worth converting these points or stick to statement credit?
Airline miles are almost always better value if you can find flight availability. It depends on where you're flying though - BA's North American partner is American Airlines, so you may be out of luck on flights within Canada.
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andyyuen wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 9:55 am
not sure about other people but for some reason i feel it is the other way around..
tried to book flight to Hong Kong with Avios partners.. even 12 months ahead, no flights.. apparently i heard those spots don't open up until few weeks before the trip. Don't like do all this last minute because if i can't find a flight with points, I might have to buy an expensive ticket.
Me too, especially for north america. Maybe longer flights it's different.
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SkiLLz wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 11:53 am
Airline miles are almost always better value if you can find flight availability. It depends on where you're flying though - BA's North American partner is American Airlines, so you may be out of luck on flights within Canada.
Thanks, usually book flights to orlando/florida, rarely within canada. Would you recommend BA if that is the case?
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Can 2 different cards transfer to the same Avios account?
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FYI: the sweet spots to use Avios points are for short-haul flights on American, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, LATAM Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Qatar, and Finnair (avoid British Airways)

Zone 1: 1-650 miles – 4,500 Economy/9,000 Business
Zone 2: 651-1,150 miles – 7,500 Economy/15,000 Business
Zone 3: 1,151-2,000 miles – 10,000 Economy/20,000 Business
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|Naruto| wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 12:18 pm
Can 2 different cards transfer to the same Avios account?
Yup. This shouldn't be a problem
slaman wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 12:32 pm
FYI: the sweet spots to use Avios points are for short-haul flights within the US or within Europe.

Zone 1: 1-650 miles – 4,500 Economy/9,000 Business
Zone 2: 651-1,150 miles – 7,500 Economy/15,000 Business
Zone 3: 1,151-2,000 miles – 10,000 Economy/20,000 Business
Note that the BA has doubled the points requirements for all flights in/out of the US. Its only a deal if you use the points in asia/aust/europe
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Avion best for premium economy long haul or flying during peak season since it's dollar caps.

Avios is better for direct short haul to medium haul flights in economy. For business class, they cost triple economy which makes it cost prohibitive when Alaska is around as a program (similar partners).

Fuel surcharges to Europe on ba should be around 700 roundtrip in economy, and 900 to 1.1k for business class. Only worth it if you can get the RBC ba companion fare, but that's like 30k in spending, and you're still paying 2k in taxes and fuel surcharges

Toronto to Hong Kong on ba should be 35k economy, 70k premium economy or 105k business class Avios each way plus maybe a hundred bucks in taxes and surcharges, vs 30k / 35k / 50k Alaska miles each way in economy, premium economy and business

Ba's program is strong for short haul from London to Europe where taxes are capped, and Hong Kong to somewhere in Asia, where nearly every major city is available for 10k each way in economy or 20k regional business class
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Isn't there a discount of 50% off Avios points flying to London, maybe it can be double dipped here?

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