Taking Advantage of Avios and Free Flights
I was talking with a co-worker last night about how far you can go on points, where you can go, etc. out of Detroit and a few others came over for a listen.
Quite simply, using Avios for short haul flights is a great/amazing/unbelievable way to fly…for FREE.
Since we are based out of Southern Ontario I usually use Detroit as our airport to fly to destinations – you can use Toronto but it can get expensive.
Here are 4 destinations you can go to from Detroit for the minimum amount of Avios. (9000 round trip)
New York City
Also Chicago, Toronto, etc but those are the 4 furthest.
So then the guy I was chatting with said, “I love Charlotte, how many credit cards or points to get me there for free?”
Umm…1 credit card. 3 Free Flights!
You spend – at most (double points on travel/gas/drugstores)- $2000 on the Amex Gold Rewards Card you get 25,000 points sign up bonus and 2000 more points.
27,000 points – convert to Avios at 1:1 – 27,000 Avios.
3 FREE FLIGHTS!!! (well taxes of about $8 per flight) to those above mentioned places.