“Avios” is quickly becoming my new favorite cuss word. Let me take it a step further. I’m starting to feel contempt towards Avis car rental by no fault of their own.
This morning I posted about the changes to British Airways’ award chart, and generally it’s pretty ugly for North American based flyers.
I’ve been playing around a bit more with the pricing, and I’m utterly confused. Their “Avios Calculator” seems to contradict the way awards are pricing. For example, the “Avios Calculator” suggests that awards from JFK to Paris, Brussels, Spain, etc., should cost 60,000 miles each way in first class. For example, here’s what my search for New York to Barcelona turned up using the calculator:
New York to London to Barcelona seems like a real bargain at 60,000 miles, so I’m trying to make it price. When I find award availability, it prices as follows, however:
I realize they just changed the program, but does anyone have a clue what’s going on? I realize that they’re probably still updating things, though it’s not that the pricing hasn’t been updated, but rather that the new pricing is wrong.
For New York to London to Paris and Brussels it’s pricing at 69,000 miles each way, when the cost should be 60,000 miles. It seems they’re adding the cost of the individual segments as opposed to the entire journey.