Since the introduction of the Avios loyalty program from British Airways and Iberia there has been much gnashing of teeth, frustration and – occasionally – excitement about the redemption options that the program offers. Short-haul flights, in particular, can be a tremendous value, as can regional flights within Europe and even a few long-haul flights where a non-stop routing is available. When a connection is involved, however, the points required can span quite a range meaning that identifying the smarter connection point is more of a challenge and not something that British Airways does a very good job of publishing on their website.
Put in your preferred city pair and the tool will search connections based on published routes and the Avios award schedule and spit out various non-stop and single connection routing options and their costs.
It is definitely interesting to see how the cost can vary by more than 100%, depending on the routing chosen.
The tool is still somewhat a work in progress as I’ve got a few more bits I want to add to it, especially more partner carriers, but the base functionality is up and running and pretty solid in my initial testing. Give it a try and see what you can come up with.
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