30% Transfer Bonus for RBC Rewards (Avion only) to British Airways Executive Club is back until July 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 for the past few months! We are happy to let you know this much loved
transfer bonus from RBC Rewards to
British Airways Executive Club is back.  Once again the not so good news is the
bonus is only 30% versus the 50% we were always accustomed

The offer is for all of you RBC Avion cardholders (Infinite and
Platinum) and runs until July 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!

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 we still have a special offer on the card where you can get up to 25,000 RBC Rewards points and the first year annual fee waived. Here are the details:

RBC Visa Infinite Avion

  •  Start Avioning Today! Get 15,000 welcome points & the 1st year annual fee waived upon approval†

    – Plus earn 10,000 extra RBC Rewards Points when you spend
    $1000 in the first 3 months, Plus an annual fee waiver for the first

  • 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

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The only caveat is that you may not get all the points in time to transfer to British Airways before July 31st. Don’t fret though as this transfer bonus typically returns late in the Fall.