Million Mile Secrets reader, CB, emailed:
I have over 120,000 British Airways Avios points from spending $30,000 on the Chase British Airways card. And I’ll soon get the Travel Together Ticket.
I want to fly myself and a companion from the East Coast to Europe in Business Class. I’ve priced 1 round-trip ticket at 120,000 British Airways Avios points, plus exorbitant taxes and fees – up to $1,200. My travel companion will fly “free,” but pay the same taxes and fees.
I obviously should not spend $2,400 and 120,000 British Airways Avios points for these flights, right? Could we buy 2 tickets with another airline for less than $2,400? Should I use my British Airways Avios miles on a partner airline and forget the Travel Together Ticket?
Thanks for the question, CB!
British Airways is infamous for tacking on steep fuel surcharges when you fly them across the Atlantic. I usually recommend folks fly on partner airlines, like American Airlines or Air Berlin.
But, you can only use a British Airways Travel Together Ticket on British Airways flights. And it’s very unlikely you’ll find 2 round-trip Business Class tickets to Europe for ~$2,400. So this could be a good option for flying British Airways in Business (or First) Class!
If You Want the British Airways Business Class Experience, You Can Get Decent Value With a Travel Together Ticket!
I’ll briefly explain what the British Airways Travel Together Ticket is. And help you decide when to use it!