Just thought I would vent in this forum to see if others have had similar experiences. I took advantage of the BA credit card promotion a couple years ago and got 100,000 avios. Add that to a few other things i did and had a balance to get two round trips to europe. I went to BA, and cashed in the needed 110,000 miles for 2 roundtrips boston to lisbon. Sounds like a great day doesn't it? Instead I have to pay additional taxes/fees of $1360. (How's that for a free flight???) After booking - i went to reserve my seats - most important on those trans-atlantic overnight flights - only to find out that to reserve seats now, they will charge me a fee per flight segment - all totaled for the 4 flight segments, time two for the 2 tickets - an additional $220! My alternative is to reserve the seats in the 24 hour window before flight time at no charge. Not feeling the love - and certainly not the benefit of Avios. Am I missing something?????