Monday, November 4, 2019

Coveted 50% Transfer Bonus for RBC Rewards (Avion only) to British Airways Executive Club is back until Dec 15, 19

RBC Avioners rejoice! The 50% transfer bonus to British Airways Executive has made a come back after three years! Last seen in November of 2016 (see our post here) many of us thought this awesome offer was never to be seen again! We have become accustomed to the 30% twice per year since then but are super happy RBC has brought back this dinosaur

The offer is for all of you RBC Avion cardholders (Infinite, Infinite Privilege, Platinum, Business Commerical etc.) and runs until December 15. Despite a recent devaluation to award flight pricing on partner airlines, this promotion is still an amazing 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 50% you only have to transfer 17,000 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 nearly four 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

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