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Sharp practice: British Airways' new Avios program

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I've been something of a points hound for years, and BA's Executive Club has been my FF program of choice for most of that. I'd use those miles and BAEC's 2-4-1 awards to take my family to Europe most summers.

BA's adoption of the Avios program has, however, devalued my accumulated airmiles by nearly 20% - a Y award from North America to Paris, for example, has increased from 50K to 59k miles, and in the last year or two BA has doubled the tax/fuel/fees co-pay to almost $600 pp. Award availability is narrower than it's ever been, and searching for alternatives very difficult because the 'search availability' feature on their new website doesn't bloody work. And I can't use the miles on their partner airlines if I want to use any of the three 2-4-1 vouchers I've accumulated.

Seems like a classic bait & switch: what Chase and BA promised to entice me into their program is no longer on offer, now that I'm presenting the bill. Shame. I always liked British Air, but my Chase/BA cards are headed for the bin, and I'll be spending & flying with someone else.

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