Blog Giveaway: 10,000 British Airways Miles!

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Your comments and support throughout the years have been amazing!  We’d like to show a little gratitude this week by giving away 10,000 British Airways miles.

Blog Giveaway 10,000 British Airways Miles

You Could Win British Airways Miles!

British Airways miles can be difficult to use because award flights can come with high fuel surcharges.  However, you can use their distance based award chart to your advantage by booking short flights at a bargain.

If you want to earn British Airways miles, you can transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points that you earn on cards like the AMEX Platinum card at a 1:1 ratio.  And AMEX offers transfer bonuses from time to time.  The Chase British Airways card also offers a 100,000 mile sign-up bonus a couple of times per year.

Check out my series, How to Book British Airways Like a Pro, for the secret to getting the most value out of British Airways miles.

We flew British Airways First Class from London to India and thought it was well worth the splurge.

How to Enter:

1.   Leave a Comment 

Please leave ONE comment telling me what is your favorite way to use British Airways miles.

I’ll pick 1 commenter who will win a 5,000 British Airways miles after the drawing closes at 9:00 pm Central Time on Saturday, June 6, 2015 (today).

2.   Tweet

Follow Million Mile Secrets on twitter, and tweet ONCE to @MilMileSecrets and tell me what is your favorite way to use British Airways miles.  You have to follow @MilMileSecrets to be eligible.

Don’t forget to include the hashtag “MMSBritishAirwaysGiveaway”

I’ll pick 1 tweeter who will win another 5,000 British Airways miles after the drawing closes at 9:00 pm Central Time on June 6, 2015 (today).

Good luck!

Fine Print:  The maximum value of this giveaway is $300.  I make all the decisions regarding the giveaway and there is no appeal.  I’m not getting anything from British Airways and I’m giving away British Airways miles, so don’t make this hard for me!

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281 responses to “Blog Giveaway: 10,000 British Airways Miles!

  1. Laura winter

    Just now learning about Avios. We are planning a trip to Great Britain next May so these sure would come in handy!

  2. Flying from MIA to the Bahamas or the Caribbean. Great value instead of paying 17,500 AAdvantage miles.

  3. I love to use Avios to fly my family to Hawaii from San Diego in Alaska or AA. Mahalo

  4. I love using Avios to fly to my family ! Love your tips and tricks, keep up the great work!

  5. I use my Avios to fly from Las Vegas to San Diego so I can go to Padres games with my kid. 10,000 Avios is round trip!

  6. An additional 10,000 Avios would give me enough miles to take my 3-year old twins to South America.

  7. Short haul flights within Europe!

  8. I love to utilize Avios for short hops within the US. Still can get great value here in the states with Avios.

  9. Getting to South Africa via London. Only BA has direct to Cape Town.

  10. Round trip Dca-Cvg to visit my girl!!!

  11. A family trip to Europe using Avios would be perfect! This fits in with my current focus on using the Sapphire and Freedom cards to build up UR miles.

  12. Takhliq Khan

    Short haul flights on American Airlines, Alaska Air, US Airways and short haul BA flights within europe.

  13. Tejash Patel

    I love to use British Airways Avios miles for short haul redemptions on American!

  14. From Berlin to Abu Dhabi on Airberlin Business Class! 🙂 Best deal ever!

    I love the limo pick up and drop off. (to/from *anywhere* in the UAE!)

  15. Getting to Hawaii from the West Coast cheap

  16. Khaled Jaber

    I recently used 8000 Avios points per ticket for five tickets from Geneva to London and back. This trip was amazing for my wife and our friends and hope to be able to make it back again. Thank you to all the blog writers on MillionMilesSecretes! Your time and contribution makes affordable travel within reach!!!

  17. Cathay Pacific JFK-Vancouver first class! Real first class experience and the distance between 2 cities is just under 3000 miles! 🙂

  18. Paris trip!

  19. Bill Batchelor

    As a passionate soccer fan, I try to get over to UK to watch lower-division football matches once a year, and British Air is my favorite way to go.

  20. I love those 4500 mile short hauls.

  21. I will take my wife to Los Angeles on her 30th birthday.

  22. Will use these avios towards visiting my fiancee’s family in detroit so they can throw her a wedding shower! Only 9000 avios r/t from NYC 🙂

  23. I love to use avios for flights between Chicago and toronto!

  24. Short haul from Miami to Bahamas! only way to go.

  25. Jasmina Shah

    I would take flight in AA using 4.5k Avios from Dallas to Kansas city to see my parents (who are 80+ years old and can’t travel)
    I’ll surely bring smile on my mom’s face 🙂 And I’ll have 500 miles left for next trip planning.

  26. Avios is great when used following your advice from west coast to Hawaii!!

  27. Julie Smith

    From Nashville, we can get to Chicago, Dallas, and D.C. for 4500 miles. Flying to Dallas for a Cowboys game this fall!

  28. Short hauls flights from SFO to LAX.

  29. Using them to fly Alaska and American airlines to fly to and around Alaska this fall. Strange I had to go to American Airlines to search for the flights on Alaska Airlines and then back to book with BA using Avios points! LOL

  30. I like using BA miles for short coach fare hops in Asia and Australia via Cathay. Excellent bang for the buck!

  31. I like using BA miles for short flight from SMF to LAX. Thanks.

  32. To fly Boston to Dublin on Aer Lingus

  33. I like using Avios miles from LAX to SEA to visit my family!

  34. I love using Avios on short-haul flights in the US for 4500, like New York to Toronto.

  35. Patty Hales

    I am brand new to this and just studying how to do it so I can’t say my favorite way that I have used them so far. Three years ago we went to Italy and got the travel bug. Now, my husband has traveled to France 3 times for work this past year and it has always been with British Airways so I’m trying to figure out how to use them with credit card miles so that we can travel for fun as well. So far I’m gathering it is best to go for short flights with it. So maybe my favorite use would be to fly to France when DH goes to work and then fly with him to Italy or Scotland for work.

  36. Short flights on American Air

  37. Alaska Airlines! PDX to SFO for quick weekend getaways. 4500 Avios!

  38. Short, expensive flights under 650 miles!

  39. Dotty Carriker

    Add to my American miles for a trip next fall to Europe.

  40. Hope to win so I can use some points for upcoming flight 🙂

  41. Would love to use it to go to Paris for the first time!

  42. West Coast to Hawaii!

  43. I would like to take a trip to Orlando, Fl

  44. I like flying economy plus on flights to the UK. I am more than happy with the wide seats and quiet cabin as I sleep during my flights, all the extras in business or first are wasted on me.

  45. I want to combine with my 10k left in ba account to book tkt to Orlando

  46. Short hauls on American Airline

  47. Jordan Kaplowitz

    Since I lived in India for almost 3 years, I love flying British Airways to India and back. Actually, I’m there now and about to take a BA flight in a few days to Europe on my way home!

  48. The best way I used Avios was in Brazil! not may know that but you can fly with TAM while using Avios.

    Rio to Sao Paulo for 4,500 Avios, Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires for 7,500 Avios!

    Great short haul are also available in Brazil.

  49. jazzandbill

    To be honest, this week has been my first time learning on how I can fly oversees through points/miles.. The more I read the offers British Airways has to offer the more we are considering to apply for the card since we are starting to prepare our first trip to Europe.

  50. no doubt about it redeeming then for LAX to Hawaii is my favorite use. 🙂

  51. I take advantage of the 9000 Avios points r/t short haul flight requirement. I get to fly from Raleigh, NC to my original home in NY to visit family.

  52. I have used avios to travel LAX to HNL …. Great way to get to Hawaii without using a ton of miles

  53. Love getting great value from the short-haul expensive routes. Even with the recent devaluation, those are still a great deal.

    I’m also hoping to use miles to upgrade an upcoming flight to London–would love to try BA’s business class!

  54. Short haul AA and JL flights.

  55. I use Avios for taking short distance hops in Southeast Asia. Last time we flew from HK to Bali and we would love to go again.

  56. Maui, I have been needing to escape LA for the Hawaiian Islands and 5k avios would help a lot to get closer to the 25k needed for a r/t ticket!

  57. Just starting to learn about the ways to use avios, but seem to be a great thing to use for short-haul flights!

  58. Miami to Bahamas out islands for just 4500, yes please!

  59. I recently had to change a last minute award and loved that I could change the award without huge penalties. I also loved the fact that I could fly round trip to Bermuda for only 15,000 miles!

  60. William Tai

    Let’s say if I get 5k avios – I could use 4500 avios to fly BA one way from Johannesburg to Livingstone (Zambia) so I could get a chance to swim in the Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls before finding my way back to Johannesburg!

  61. Miami to Turks and Caicos. 9,000 miles and $93 roundtrip. Absolutely amazing redemption value.

  62. I would like to take my mother on her first international trip for her 65th birthday. I’m so close after using many of the tips provided on your blog.

  63. To fly to Europe!

  64. I believe you mentioned that you need less Avios points to fly with British Airways than with American Airlines so I would love to go to Hawaii!

  65. */≥!π∞ SneakyFees

    I don’t have a single Avios mile… but as I’m maxxed out at Chase and Citi, this would be a great way to get my feet wet on them.

  66. Bookings fancy european hotels – The sofitel to be exact!

  67. short haul flights on American such as LAX to Hawaii 🙂

  68. Visit family in Montreal!

  69. I use Avios for short haul weekend trips from NYC!

  70. To go to Hawaii on Alaska Airlines from SJC

  71. I run marathons and use them to plan “maybe” race trips to smaller airport locations 10 months in advance. If I go its a great deal, if I can’t its not much of a loss!

  72. Flying on American from NYC to Montreal

  73. I like short haul flights

  74. I love it for trips in under 21 days to avoid the close-in booking fee and for short trips.

  75. Chicago to ATL with 4500 miles is like a no-brained heck of deal. Look forward to future trip back and forth between two cities!

    Thanks, MMS

  76. I’d use these to book Alaska flight awards between SFO-SEA to visit family!

  77. Aer Lingus First Class to Dublin! Not the bargain it was before devaluation, but still a steal. Did this last month and can’t wait to go back!

  78. Short flight using American Airlines.

  79. Hunter Qin

    My favorite way to use them is flying with my family. I’m going to have my first baby. Really excited.

  80. I don’t have a favorite way yet because I don’t have any Avios, but I’m willing to figure it out if I win.

  81. I’m not sure, but I’d find out.