A Canadian credit card points question

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  1. Pstcrik

    Pstcrik Active Member

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    I collect points through my Royal Bank Visa Avion card. About once a year I see British Airways who have a similar card under their name (Visa Avious ?) put out a notice that if Royal Bank Visa Avion card users transfer 25,000 points to a British Airways account they can fly to Europe or at least London. This normally would cost at least 50,000 points so it would be a great deal. Just wondering if any others have done this and how you go about opening up a British Airways point account ? I guess. Any help appreciated.
     
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    Welcome to MilePoint, Pstcrik! Unfortunately I'm not familiar with Canadian credit cards...but I was able to find a (no longer active) promotion on the British Airways site that offered a 50% bonus. From the sounds of it, maybe there was a 100% bonus at some point? I can't seem to find any current promotions. Here's the link to the old promotion: http://www.britishairways.com/travel/avion50/public/en_ca
     
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    Pstcrik
    RBC has a twice yearly bonus promo where you can exchange your RBC Avion points for BA Avios FF program points for a 50% bonus ie: transfer 10000 RBC Avion points to BA Avios and receive 15000. Simple. Sometimes they also will offer a 25% bonus on transfers to the AA plan points. the other good option is to get the RBC BA Visa and collect the BA Avios points directly.
    cheers
    Stefan
     
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  4. Pstcrik

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    Many thanks for your effort and yes you are correct with the website you found. They put on that special every so often so I will just have to wait till it happens again. It is quite a bonus.
     
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