BA Avios Value – Escape from the Blizzard

As I’ve mentioned before, BA Avios are of great value for their short haul redemption options. I was able to avoid the pending blizzard and escape to the Caribbean last minute using an AAdvantage MileSAAver award booked via British Airways Avios. The total cost was $47.50 in taxes and only 12,500 Avios points (instead of 17,500 AA miles) each way.

Remember, flights must have MileSAAver availability in order to be bookable for Avios redemptions. You can easily check award availability at before heading over to BA’s website for purchasing.

Check out the great JFK sunrise before the storm…

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  1. Great post. I do not know how to book Aa flight using avios miles, after you find the AA MileSAAver flight. Could you please advise?

    • @Andy – Sure, once you find the availability on, browse on over to and log in with your Avios account information in the top right corner. Then click spending avios and select book flights with avios. You should then find the same flights you saw on when executing your search. Feel free to email me if you need additional help.

  2. what if you can see availability on AA website but when you go to BA website it doesn’t show up?
    For example trying to go from EWR to FDF (Martinique)

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