Saving Thousands of Pounds When Flying in First to Vegas — Reader Success Story

Sep 4, 2019

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We’ve been asking to hear your travel success and mistake stories to both celebrate and help our TPG UK community. This week, we received a great success story from Pierre who saved huge on a recent trip to Las Vegas:

“About a year ago, my girlfriend and I wanted to go from London to Vegas before she went on to Sydney on her own, so we just needed a one-way. We had a British Airways Companion Voucher and some Avios. I knew I wanted to fly first class to make it special, as this would be our last trip together for a few months.

Luckily we were flexible and found a pair of first-class seats on BA direct to Vegas and booked it for a total of 85K Avios + £785. The biggest win was looking at the regular cash price of £10,000+ for one-way tickets on this route. Taxes when redeeming on BA are ridiculous, but on some routes, it still makes sense to use Avios!”

You can use your Companion Voucher for a one-way redemption rather than a return if you wish. One-way premium fares can be outrageously expensive (sometimes even more than a return!), so if you need just a flight to go one-way, this could be an excellent use of your Companion Voucher.

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