Published on April 29th, 2019 | by William Charles6
British Airways To Make Changes To Partner Awards On May 30th (No Specifics Given)
British Airways has announced that prices for award flights on the following partner airlines will change on May 30th: Alaska Airlines, Air Italy, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines, LATAM, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, S7, Sri Lankan and Royal Jordanian Airlines. Upgrades for American Airlines will also be changing. Unfortunately British Airways hasn’t provided any specific details on what is changing. Existing bookings will remain the same and you’ll be able to make changes to those bookings.
It’s good that British Airways is giving notice of these changes, but frankly providing no details about how bad the changes are is worrying. Especially for those people who transferred Chase UR points to Avios under the 30% transfer bonus. There is 1% of me that is saying maybe it won’t be a devaluation and it’ll actually be an improvement, in reality that is never going to happen and the reason why they aren’t listing the changes is because they are very very bad. I can’t really see any reason as to why they wouldn’t actually tell us what the changes are, hopefully we find out before May 30th.