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Dan’s Deals is reporting a way to take advantage of a special British Airways Avios bonus offer.
They’re currently offering a 25% bonus on all inbound transfers from hotel programs. The deal is good for transfers made by October 15, 2013.
That includes Starwood Preferred Guest points which transfer to British Airways Avios along with over 20 other airline programs at 1:1.
But there’s another angle here…
For every 20,000 points you transfer from Starwood to an airline program like Avios, you get a 5,000 point bonus.
So if you transfer 20,000 points from Starwood you actually get 31,250 Avios. That’s 20,000 points plus the 5,000 points bonus, plus a 25% bonus on 25,000 points, for a total of 31.250 Avios points.
That’s over 50% more than the 20,000 points that get deducted from your Starwood account and a great deal.
30,000 0r so Avios are really useful for a lot of domestic trips on American Airlines. 15,000 Avios roundtrip will get you nonstop flights of up to 1150 miles each way. So over 30,000 Avios will earn you two roundtrips of up to 1150 miles each.
If you want to go further, trips of up to 2000 miles are 20,000 Avios and those up to 3000 miles are 25,000 Avios roundtrip.
You can also transfer 40,000 Starwood points and that will turn into 62,500 Avios, again over a 50% bonus.
The catches are…
But other than that, this is a great use of Starwood points. 20,000 points earning you the possibility of two 1,150 mile roundtrips on American can be $800 or more in value with today’s airfares.
You can learn more about how British Airways Avios can be used on American Airlines flights here.
Read more about why we like the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and its airline transfer feature here.
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