British Airways has launched a new promotion, whereby, you are going to receive a bonus when you convert hotel reward points into Avios. The promotion is valid only till April 25, 2022, so if you’d like to hop on board, make it quick!
Convert hotel points to British Airways Avios with a 25% bonus
Between April 19 – 25, 2022, British Airways Executive Club is offering a 25% bonus on Avios received into your BA account, when you convert points from select hotel loyalty programmes, into Avios. This is valid for transfers from the following partners:
- Marriott Bonvoy (3 Bonvoy Points = 1 BA Avios; 5,000 bonus Avios when you transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to Avios in one transaction)
- IHG One Rewards (10,000 IHG One Reward Points = 2,000 BA Avios)
- World of Hyatt (2.5 Hyatt Points = 1 BA Avios; 5,000 bonus Avios when you choose to convert 50,000 World of Hyatt points)
- Radisson Rewards (2,000 Radisson Rewards points: 200 BA Avios)
- Radisson Rewards Americas (2,000 Radisson Rewards points: 200 BA Avios)
There is no registration required to take advantage of this offer. The date range is based on when you initiate the points transfer, so as long as you initiate a transfer by April 25, 2022, you will get the bonus.
The minimum amount of the miles to be transfered to BA varies between hotel partners:
- Marriott Bonvoy: 9,000
- IHG One Rewards: 10,000
- World of Hyatt: 5,000
- Radisson Rewards: 2,000
- Radisson Rewards Americas: 2,000
The bonus Avios will post within four to six weeks after the conversion is initiated.
Should you convert your hotel points into BA Avios?
One quick look would tell you that most of these programmes are more valuable when you use them for hotels rather than Avios. But there might be an opportunity to convert Marriott Bonvoy points to Avios with this conversion bonus.
As noted above, you usually can convert Marriott Bonvoy points into airline points at a 3:1 ratio, and you get a 5,000 point bonus for every 60,000 points transferred. Which means that 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points convert into 25,000 Avios instead of 20,000. With this promotion, you get a further 25% bonus, for a total of 31,250 Avios.
Since, in India, you can convert American Express MR points 1:1 to Marriott Bonvoy, this means you get 31,250 Avios for converting 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which is slightly higher than the 30,000 if you would have converted directly from MR to Avios.
Till April 25, 2022, you can receive a 25% bonus when you convert points from various hotel chains into British Airways Avios. While even with a bonus, this is not a generous conversion, it might work for some folks. The only conversion that works here, is Marriott Bonvoy to a small extent, and you could use it to convert Amex MR points into Avios as well.
Does anyone intend on using the 25% bonus on converting hotel loyalty points into British Airways Avios?
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