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Thursday, November 1, 2018

30% Transfer Bonus for RBC Rewards (Avion only) to British Airways Executive Club is back until December 31

Many of you have been asking when this bonus would return as you took advantage of that great RBC Avion card sign up offer we had featured on our site earlier this year (and the new one that just launched earlier this week) We are happy to let you know this much loved transfer bonus from RBC Rewards to British Airways Executive Club is back.  As we have now become accustomed to, the bonus offer is 30%. It really looks like 50% has gone the way of the dodo.

The offer is for all of you RBC Avion cardholders (Infinite, Infinite Privilege and Platinum) and runs until December 31. Despite the BA devaluations and only being 30%, 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 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.

Also consider reading our post on  How you can easily get a free flight between Toronto and Dublin, Ireland (pre taxes/fees) or 4 flights for $240+fees as this transfer bonus will work well with it. With the 30% you only have to transfer 20,000 RBC Rewards points to get to the 26,000 Avios level to redeem for these Dublin flights. Compare this to the 65,000 RBC Rewards points it would take to get the same flight and you can quickly see why there is value in the BA program. Heck if you have 65,000 RBC Rewards Points that's three flights to Dublin and back! Remember as well that Aer Lingus is launching Montreal-Dublin flights next year and those will start as low as 20,000 Avios round trip in Economy!

Full details on the transfer bonus can be found here

If you don't have the RBC Visa Infinite Avion card yet and this offer intrigues you there is this special offer on the card where you can get up to 20,000 RBC Rewards points and the first year annual fee waived. Here are the details:


RBC Visa Infinite Avion

  • Get 15,000 welcome points and earn 5,000 extra RBC Rewards Points with a minimum spend† Plus the 1st year annual fee waived upon approval†
  • Earn 25% more RBC Rewards points on travel related purchases1 
  • Book flights, hotel stays, cruises, vacation packages, car rentals with RBC Rewards site, powered by Orbitz
  • Transfer your RBC Rewards points towards other eligible loyalty programs (WestJet Rewards, British Airways Executive Club, American AAdvantage, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. Look for the transfer bonuses to the airlines several times per year!)
  • Premium suite of insurances including trip cancellation3, trip interruption3, travel medical4, car rental insurance5
  • Redeem your points toward your credit card balance using Payback with Points2
  • Instantly save 3₵ per litre on fuel▲ & earn 20% more Petro-Points§ and RBC Rewards points** when you link your Petro-Points card to any RBC Card online.
  • Up to a 2.3% return on your spending depending on which reward ticket you book
  • Unwritten ability to redeem for Business Class tickets although at a lower rate of return when compared to the Avion Reward chart
Apply Now

PLEASE NOTE: You may not be guaranteed the bonus if you apply via a link that has not originated from our site and/or does not contain the complete URL you will find after clicking our link.

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