Travelers who are collecting Avios miles that are provided by the British Airways have several ways in which they can upgrade their status and number of available miles. One of these methods is to upgrade from Premium Economy to Business on British Airways and that is the biggest jump that can happen when price and value are in mind.
Naturally, travelers know that one of the best ways to use their Avios miles is to upgrade a paid ticket that they have already paid for. For example, travelers can use their Avios points to upgrade to the next cabin when they are flying with the planes of British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia.
Travelers should be aware, however that there is no option to upgrade the lowest economy fares they have purchased by using the Avios points. How should that be understood? For example, travelers can get upgrades from the following fare classes: J, C, D, Y, B” when they are travelling with American Airlines and Iberia, and classes J, C, D, R, I, W, E, T, Y, B, H when they are flying on the British Airways planes.
Those tourists who are buying Avios miles are aware that the number of Avios miles that they ned in order to get to the next class is based on the number of the Avios miles that are needed to book an award for the cabin they want to upgrade to minus the Avios miles requested for the booking of the seat in the cabin they have already booked at. Complicated? Check the example: If flying from New York to London and want to upgrade from Premium economy to Business class, the calculations would be 40 000 Avios miles for Business class minus 30 000 Avios for Premium Economy class, which is only 10 000 Avios in each direction.
How can someone upgrade the bookings that are already made? That is easy and can be done by logging into the BA account, then choosing Manage my Booking and then – Upgrade this flight with Avios miles. If travelers have not collected miles, they can always buy miles and use them to get upgrades. In case a new booking is to be done, the traveler should log into the Executive Club account and then book through the option “Book and Upgrade” in search for an award.