A few months ago I wrote about BA’s improved Avios online award search interface, which let you see results for all classes of service.
Improved Avios Online Award Search:
Today while I was looking on ba.com, it seems that they’ve further improved the Avios online award search further by adding a nifty feature at the bottom. It looks like this:
The box below now shows you the avios required as well as the taxes on the ticket! I find that tremendously helpful. which shows the Avios required and as well as any tax and fuel surcharge. It won’t show the breakdown in airport taxes vs. (applicable) fuel surcharge until you click through, but rather an all inclusive total which is the amount you’ll have to pay. For example, if you click through, you can see that there is a $410 YQ for Toronto – London in First Class and around $50 in airport taxes and fees:
So for a intra-Australia avios ticket such as Sydney – Melbourne where there is no additional fuel surcharge, it’ll display the $15 in airport taxes required:
Just a reminder that avios online award search on ba.com does show all award space for oneworld carriers, except when searching Air Berlin, Qantas, American, or British Airways award space as I find that using aa.com is easier and can show you a whole month of space at once. But for other oneworld award space such as Qatar and Cathay Pacific, it should be a go-to tool for people that don’t have paid services like Expertflyer and KVS Tool. As ba.com continues to improve it’s online search it’ll make more easy than ever to search space online, which is really helpful when you’re trying to book an award ticket.