This post is written by Jordan Bishop, perpetual traveler and founder of Yore Oyster. The principles applied are universal, though the recommended tools are available only to Canadians.
The American Express Business Gold Rewards Card is free for the first year and comes with a welcome bonus of 40,000 points. That's not quite as large as the bonuses on the
I've been using British Airways'
Simply put, it's because Yore Oyster is about delivering concise, actionable material to Canadian travelers when they need it. Rather than trying to teach you everything, we'd rather just give you the tools to do the things that have a real, positive impact on your life starting today.
But there's also a reason why I am choosing to write about
If you don't want to spend thousands of hours reading and learning every intricacy, but would rather have 95% of the information you need to get a cheap flight right now, this post is for you.
Avios has one of the widest-reaching airline partner networks out there, which is a fancy way of saying this: no matter where you are in the world, there's a very good chance that you can buy a flight with
And there's another neat feature that
To choose which option you'd like to pay, it just comes down to how much you value your points. I generally opt for paying more cash so that I can keep my points for another flight in the future, but if you'd rather just pay the minimum amount of cash, that's totally fine too.
That's a tough question: if you're only flying within North America, finding a great way to use
I spent a few months in South America this year, and I noticed something very peculiar about the flights: while domestic flights in nearly every country were super cheap - $30 for the 650-km flight from
Lucky for you,
When I was there, I applied this strategy ruthlessly. Even when I needed to book a flight just a few days in advance, there was almost always a seat available for me, and I saved at least $200-300 on each flight that I otherwise would've had to shell out. In fact, I never booked a flight more than two weeks in advance, and I made it on all of the 10+ flights that I wanted, saving over
This is a sweet spot in the
First, an amazing direct flight from
There are so many ways to use your
Those are just two really good ways of using your
You might've noticed something else in our examples: flights with
Good question, but definitely not.
This post is just an introduction to
In the next few weeks, we're going to be releasing a brand new map tool that will tell you the best way of buying flights all around the world. You won't have to play the guessing game of "Am I getting a good deal or am I getting screwed?" any longer - in a few seconds, you'll know exactly how to buy your next flight with confidence.
Before we launch that, it's a good idea to get familiar with the
Your ticket to
Then, capitalizing on the
And don't worry if you miss the March 28 deadline - these promotions happen a few times per year, so you can take advantage of the next one!
All you need to do is spend 3 minutes
As soon as you finish your application,
Once you've spent 4 minutes on the two steps above, you're set. The 50,000 points (40,000 plus the 125% transfer bonus!) coming your way are enough for any of the following flights:
I hope this marks the beginning of a prosperous new friendship: you and British Airways
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