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Friday, June 17, 2016

30% Transfer Bonus for RBC Rewards (Avion only) to British Airways Executive Club - June 15 - July 31, 16

Many of you have been asking to when this offer will return and we are proud to let you know the much loved transfer bonus from RBC Rewards to British Airways Executive Club is back. Well it used to be much loved when it was 50% for years on end. Now, just like last fall, it is only 30%. Still decent considering some of the flights you can via British Airways Executive Club but unfortunate that its 20% less than what everyone was used to. Also just like the previous two transfer bonuses to window to take advantage of the offer is shorter. It used to always be 2 months, now for the third time in a row it is only a month and a half.

The offer is for all of you RBC Avion cardholders (Infinite and Platinum) and runs until July 31st which is the same length as the 50% offer earlier this year but roughly two weeks shorter than we normally see. Despite the BA devaluations and this lower bonus, this promotion is still a decent deal as  BA Avios are a great option for flights to Asia (via Cathay Pacific), short to medium haul within North America  (short haul offer is great on Alaska Airlines, TAM or American Airlines see this post here) and even though huge surcharges are added to their UK/Europe redemptions they can still be an alright value because of this bonus based on your spend with the credit card (see my post about Earn & Burn for an explanation). As always though with any frequent flyer program you will have to be flexible in your options when redeeming due to seat availability issues (ie it may be hard to get tickets to Europe in Summer etc.) so take this into consideration before transferring.

Full details on the transfer bonus can be found here

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