Video: The Coming of Age of British Airways Avios

British Airways Avios has long been a somewhat frustrating loyalty program for Canadians – it’s super easy to earn points through a variety of transfer partners, but there haven’t been many ideal sweet spots to pursue.

That’s all changed in the spring of 2022, with Qatar Airways linking up with British Airways and adopting the Avios points currency. All of a sudden, Avios are freely convertible 1:1 between the two rewards programs, and the value in redeeming Avios for Qatar Airways Qsuites is now very attractive.

Without further ado, you can watch the video below:


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  1. DenB® YTO

    Qatar giveth and Qatar taketh away. Looks almost like QR waited for Ricky to do a video on their Privilege Club Good News before they sneaked in the bad news: they’ve quietly reintroduced ScamCharges (don’t call them “fuel” charges cuz hot air ain’t fuel) on redemptions: USD$30 for every segment in economy, USD$70 for every segment in Business, USD$110 for every segment in First. Yes, each SEGMENT. That’s on top of taxes and mandatory government-imposed fees. They didn’t charge any of this three weeks ago. Sigh.

  2. Mitch

    I had 300k orphaned and borderline worthless Avios sitting around since the start of… .
    Burned up half of them almost immediately when Qatar could use them. A nice positive turn in the points redemption side for once.

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