Another Great Avios Search Tool
Update: The title should say nonstop instead of direct. As Miles 4 More points out, there are “direct” flight that include stops.
British Airways Avios are one of the best points currencies to use for short to medium distance nonstop direct flights. In addition, the program doesn’t charge close-in booking fees, making it ideal for last minute trips.
Seth at the Wandering Aramean has a number of travel related tools that I use often. One of my favorites has been the Avios Redemption Calculator which will show how many Avios you need for a specific route including any possible connections. I just noticed via Twitter that he has now released another fantastic tool.
The Avios Destination by Price tool allows you to see all of the direct flights from your home airport that can be booked with Avios. As you can see above, my home airport of LAS is a little Avios restricted, but there are a few decent options. Of course if you live in a partner hub city like Chicago, then your options are numerous.
After entering in the city name or airport code into the tool, it will display a map with all of the direct flights separated by color according to their cost. This makes it easy to see which flights fall into which redemption category. It is simple, the interface is intuitive and the tool works.
I have a folder on my bookmarks bar with a list of travel search tools and I have added this one to it. You can find Avios Destination by Price and all of the Wandering Aramean Travel Tools here.