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[Royal Bank] [RBC] Avion 30% Bonus Transfer to Avios - until June 30, 2019

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[Royal Bank] [RBC] Avion 30% Bonus Transfer to Avios - until June 30, 2019

https://www.britishairways.com/en-ca/of ... bc-rewards

As stated in the title, RBC Avion Cardholders can receive 30% more Avios when you convert your RBC Rewards points between now and June 30, 2019.
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Nice thing is that this promo runs through June 30 and we should have full details on the Avios redemption changes on May 30. Hopefully the alterations aren’t as jarring as some are speculating - the 12,500 Avios for a one way to Hawaii from LAX, stacked with the 30% transfer bonuses from Avion, has been incredible value.
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I was waiting for this, what are some countries/cities to go using these points. How about Singapore and Paris?
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haranzo wrote: I was waiting for this, what are some countries/cities to go using these points. How about Singapore and Paris?
Asian destinations are bookable with partners like Cathay Pacific etc.

For Europe you have to avoid British Airways. They force you to fly via London and the extra charges make it useless. There are some European partners though. Google for a list and how to book.
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I just checked using British Airways site via Avios points and I think they double the points required now... flying to HKG cost about 35,000 points vs what it's was when I searched in March for May flights which cost was about 12,500 points direct one way.
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I fly to Japan once a year and usually book with Air Canada when they have their sale.

Is it possible to transfer over my 40k avion points to get a better deal to Narita or Haneda ?
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series1000 wrote: I fly to Japan once a year and usually book with Air Canada when they have their sale.

Is it possible to transfer over my 40k avion points to get a better deal to Narita or Haneda ?
I used Avios to fly round-trip Vancouver to Narita in Business class on Japan Airlines for around 120k Avios points and 100$ in fees. Not knowing where you are flying from makes it difficult to say.
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I converted mine last year and never ended up using it :( Waiting for British Airways to retrofit their business class next year before booking anything.
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I was strongly contemplating this promotion, but based on the comments above me, it doesn't seem like it's worth it. I've got about 160K points and was looking to use them for a big trip next year, and figured I could get more value out of Avios...not sure if that's the case any more.
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I took “advantage “ of this last year and am regretting it, Avios availability is constantly disappointing.
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TripleHelix wrote: I used Avios to fly round-trip Vancouver to Narita in Business class on Japan Airlines for around 120k Avios points and 100$ in fees. Not knowing where you are flying from makes it difficult to say.
Wow that's really good. I'm flying from Montreal. Still if fly to Vancouver just for that.
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Anyone else having issues transferring the points? The "Transfer To" box is empty for me when I try to transfer from the RBC site.
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F U BA...it is POS...
1) BA shows rewards flights availability
2) Transferred pts
3) Tried redeeming, error during checkout (last stage)
4) Called in, they said no flights available in partner (AA) system, told her how useless the site and it is misleading....asked them nicely what they can do, they said, they can get me business class, but only if i pay business class value.....so in other words, nothing.
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series1000 wrote: Wow that's really good. I'm flying from Montreal. Still if fly to Vancouver just for that.
That's what I did. Paid for my flight to Vancouver from Ottawa.
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ShadowMordor wrote: F U BA...it is POS...
1) BA shows rewards flights availability
2) Transferred pts
3) Tried redeeming, error during checkout (last stage)
4) Called in, they said no flights available in partner (AA) system, told her how useless the site and it is misleading....asked them nicely what they can do, they said, they can get me business class, but only if i pay business class value.....so in other words, nothing.
What's the flight info on this?
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TripleHelix wrote: What's the flight info on this?
Let me see if it is still show availabllity now....it was roughly a month ago
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ShadowMordor wrote: Let me see if it is still show availabllity now....it was roughly a month ago
Doesn't really matter now. I thought you tried it just now.

You can always check on the American Airlines site to confirm availability there as well.

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