British Airways in March changed the number of Avios Executive Club members must pay for short-haul awards on its flights (read more here).
The airline has now tinkered with the number of Avios required for select partner awards without any advance notice.
You can access British Airways here.
Here’s the sheet that I prepared:
It seems that British Airways has thought that their shorter partner awards have not been adequately priced and has upped them up a bit.
It is challenging to pull up first class and premium economy awards (don’t exist with many airlines), and I cannot confirm what possible changes there might have been for those two cabins.
It would be preferable if programs would be open about changes they institute into their loyalty programs. Changing the number of miles required for awards without any advance notice is not a good thing.
The sweet spot on BA’s award chart has been the short and select medium-haul awards in the economy and business class.
The long-haul ones have been grossly mispriced and redeeming on BA’s own metal outside of promotions, or if you don’t have an upgrade voucher, awful proposition due to Avios required combined with huge carrier surcharges.
Rewards Flight Savers (RFS) on BA flights, even after a bit of a devaluation back in March, are still a good deal.