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British Airways Adds 50,000 First-Class Seats for Frequent Flyers

Nov. 22, 2018
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Want to use your Avios points to fly business class on British Airways or a One World partner, but are having trouble finding open business-class seats? British Airways is opening up 50,000 extra reward seats in its international business-class cabin Club World for a limited time.

You must be an Executive Club member to get these seats. Executive Club is British Airways’ new mileage program that replaces Avios, but Avios is still the name for the points themselves. If you are a current Avios member, you can sign up for free and transfer your points.

Travelers must book these seats by Dec. 2, 2018 on the airline’s website, and fly between Dec. 16, 2018, and March 31, 2019.

All eligible flights must depart or arrive in London, so connections are ineligible for this offer. But you might be able to talk to a customer service representative about buying flight segments separately so you can upgrade.

Additionally, those who have international premium economy tickets—known as World Traveler Plus seats—are eligible for upgrades using mileage for one of these 50,000 seats. It doesn’t matter when you paid for the ticket, only that you book the upgrades by Dec 2, 2018.

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