British Airways Doubles Guaranteed Rewards Availability + Temporarily Makes 250,000 More Seats Available


British Airways has a guaranteed number of reward seats available for its Executive Club members on each flight that the airline has decided to double.

BA has also made 250,000 additional reward seats available for travel from July 28, 2021. These changes also apply for BA CityFlyer flights ex-London City Airport (LCY).

You can access this offer on BA’s website here.

Guaranteed minimum award seat availability:

You have to remember that some of the long and medium-haul flights, excluding the short-haul Reward Flight Savers (RFS), have a very high cash component in the form of carrier-imposed surcharges.

Note that there is no guaranteed rewards seat(s) on BA’s first-class cabin.


There is not much clarity where you can travel without a doubt in 2021 or even in 2022. There can be sudden changes in quarantine and entry requirements at your destination, transit points, or when you return home.

You can always cancel British Airways awards for a modest fee, so perhaps “gambling” a bit and reserving awards for travel later this year or 2022 can make sense, and also, BA gets an interest-free loan from you.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Terms and conditions apply. The additional reward seat availability applies to Reward Flight or Reward Flight Saver bookings made from 28 May 2021 onwards for flights departing on or after 28 July 2021. The additional reward seat availability applies to Reward Flight and Reward Flight Saver flights for all destinations in all cabins, excluding First. All reward seats and reward flight products are subject to availability. Certain flights may have very limited or no availability on certain dates because of existing bookings. Executive Club Terms and Conditions and the British Airways Conditions of Carriage apply. For more information regarding Reward Flight products, please visit Spending Avios.

To book a Reward Flight or a Reward Flight Saver you must be logged in to your Executive Club account. Full details of the reward options available to you, including prices and Avios amounts, will be displayed on selection of your chosen dates and destination(s). Prices displayed will vary dependent on the number of Avios that you have and the dates and destination selected.

Reward Flights are available to any Executive Club Members with an Avios balance. In addition to your Avios, the only cash amount required for Reward Flights is to cover the taxes, fees and carrier charges. Your chosen date of travel will determine whether you pay a peak or off-peak Avios amount. When booking Reward Flights, you can choose all peak dates, all off-peak dates or a mixture of the two. The taxes, fees and carrier charges will vary dependent on airline, class of travel and destination and will be calculated when you book your flights. Travel in premium economy (World Traveller Plus), business (Club Europe and Club World) and First will result in higher taxes, fees and carrier charges. The final fee (i.e. Avios plus payable taxes, fees and carrier charges) will be displayed at the final stage of your booking.