Posted by William Charles on March 2, 2019
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Published on March 2nd, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] British Airways: Transfer Hotel Points & Get A 30% Bonus

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The Offer

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  • British Airways are currently offering a 30% transfer bonus when you transfer participating hotel points into British Airways Avios. The transfer partners are as follows (transfer rates without bonus in brackets):
    • Radisson(10:1)
    • Hilton Hotels (10:1)
    • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts (2.5:1)
    • Intercontinental Hotel Group (10:2)
    • Marriott (3:1)
    • Shangri-La (1:1)

Our Verdict

They have offered transfer bonuses of up to 35% in the past. Personally I think the only one worth considering is Marriott as it’s a 3:1 rate and you get a bonus 5,000 Avios if you transfer 60,000 Marriott points in one transaction. Even then most people will prefer the Marriott points over the Avios, but that depends on your travel goals and current points/mile stashes.

Hat tip to OMaaT



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P

I thought it was the other way around. Would he nice to get to use my avios which I find useless now.

Bam
Bam

Interesting. Avios are my prime currency. I use them for flights within US and to South America.

JMR0303
JMR0303

Avios are one of my main currencies too, although my primary use case is on AS regional flights (sometimes a flight that costs $300 cash can still be available at 7500 Avios), and within Asia (SHA-HND and SHA-HKG especially are a great deal when available). And then there’s domestic Japan. 4500 Avios each way for pretty much all flights within the Japanese mainland beats any “visit Japan” special or the trains.

sevillada
sevillada

@P
just like AA has useaamiles , american airlines has a similar thing. you can use your miles for booking hotels. not ideal, but if you have no use for them…
on the other hand, I’ve used them a lot recently

YoniPDX
YoniPDX

I held off getting a BA card from Chase – w/the uncertainty of what will happen with Brexit and BA flight delays and EU241.

Yet, we are flying BA this month and in April (post Brexit unless its delayed). –
We are crediting our flights to Alaska mileage plan.

I think another shoe has silently dropped that is another huge devaluation that makes the peak/off-peak almost an irrelevant and makes Bonvoy an even bigger bad joke to pre-merger SPG members.

So while the Avios bonus is so-so I think that UA, AA or AS might be a slightly better move.

Poorchurner
Poorchurner

I need 4500 Avios for a domestic flight in Japan. Best way to do this so I have fewest as possible leftover? I have Marriott and Amex.

VDESH
VDESH

Just to make sure I understand this, does the 30% bonus is on 60k Bonvoy = 25k (20 + 5 bonus) or just 20k? In short how much I will get for 120k Bonvoy pts?

Colton
Colton

My understanding is you would normally get 25k Avios from a 60k Bonvoy transfer, now you would get 32.5k (25 * 1.3).

sevillada
sevillada

it’s not clear, so it could be 20*1.3 + 5k or (20+5)*1.3, who knows

VDESH
VDESH

As per onemileatatime.com you would get 32.5k for 60k.

sevillada
sevillada

William Charles
I did a transfer of 60k points and received 26,000 + 6500, so the 30% was after the 5000 bonus. We had questions about it

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