All Nonstop US Airways Flights from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Charlotte with British Airways Avios Starting March 31st, 2014

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In case you missed it, US Airways merged with American Airlines on December 9th and will join the oneworld alliance on March 31st, 2014!  We find that the best benefit of the merger is the ability to use British Airways Avios points for flight redemptions.  It’s one of our favorite reward currencies.  For example, a flight from NYC to Toronto normally costs $300 even when book way in advance.  With Avios it costs only 9000 points + $58 for a round trip – this is only 2.6 cents per mile redeemed!  

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The shorter the flight the less points you need with Avios. For reference, here’s BA’s award chart for one-way flights when redeeming.  Double it for business class; triple it for first.
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We have complied a comprehensive list of all of US Airways’ nonstop flights from its hubs in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Charlotte and the points required to redeem for a coach ticket. In addition, we include whether or not there’s a fuel surcharge when using Avios. We know most people on the interweb have short attention spans so we’ve summarized the best but scroll all the way down to find your best.

Best City Pairs

We think these are the city pairs with the best redemption value:

  • Washington, D.C. -> Bermuda (7,500), Halifax (7,500), Montreal (4,500), and Toronto (4,500)
  • Philadelphia -> Aruba (10,000), Bermuda (7,500),  Cancun (10,000), Freeport (7,500), Grand Cayman (10,000), Montreal (4,500), Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (10,000), Punta Cana (10,000), Quebec City (4,500), Santo Domingo (10,000), St. Marteen (10,000), San Jose, Costa Rica (12,500), and Toronto (4,500)
  • Phoenix -> Anchorage (12,500), Honolulu (12,500), Lihue (12,500), Kona (12,500), Maui (12,500), Puerto Vallarta (7,500), Cancun (10,000), and Cabo San Lucas (7,500)
  • Charlotte -> Toronto (4,500), Montreal (7,500), Cancun (7,500), Grand Cayman (7,500),  and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (7,500)

You can fly to four of the Hawaiian islands for 25,000 Avios points each roundtrip from Phoenix. This is the least expensive way to get to Hawaii from Phoenix. If you live in one of US Airways hub cities, Avios is significantly cheaper than using US Airways miles for any destination between 4,500 – 10,000 points band. US Airways requires 25,000 miles roundtrip for most of those.

Here’s the rest of the list in case your city wasn’t listed above.


Washington, D.C. (DCA) – 4,500 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

The chart is in the format of destination, whether or not it is international, whether or not it is seasonal, and whether or not there are fuel surcharges associated with the destination. Seasonal means it operates just a few months out of the year, usually during late spring to early fall. Fuel surcharges are for certain destinations (mainly European ones) that will incur extra fees when redeeming using Avios and they are usually between $300-$600 roundtrip. It’s not worth it to redeem in coach for destinations with fuel surcharges.

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Akron/Canton
 Albany (NY)
 Asheville Yes
 Augusta (GA)
 Bangor
 Boston
 Buffalo
 Burlington (VT)
 Charleston (SC)
 Charlotte
 Chattanooga
 Cincinnati
 Columbia (SC)
 Columbus (OH)
 Dayton
 Detroit
 Fayetteville (NC)
 Greensboro
 Greenville/Spartanburg
 Hartford
 Hilton Head Yes
 Indianapolis
 Jacksonville (NC)
 Jacksonville (FL)
 Knoxville
 Long Island/Islip
 Louisville
 Manchester (NH)
 Martha’s Vineyard Yes
 Montreal–Trudeau Yes
 Myrtle Beach
 Nantucket Yes
 New York–LaGuardia
 Norfolk
 Philadelphia
 Pittsburgh
 Portland (ME)
 Providence
 Raleigh/Durham
 Rochester (NY)
 Savannah
 Syracuse
 Toronto–Pearson Yes
 White Plains
 Wilmington (NC)

Washington, D.C. (DCA) – 7,500 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Bermuda Yes Yes
 Des Moines
 Birmingham (AL)
 Fort Lauderdale
 Fort Myers
 Fort Walton Beach
 Halifax Yes Yes
 Huntsville
 Jackson (MS)
 Kansas City
 Key West Yes
 Little Rock
 Omaha
 Orlando
 Pensacola
 Memphis
 Minneapolis/St. Paul
 Nashville
 Nassau Yes
 New Orleans
 Sarasota
 Tallahassee
 Tampa
 West Palm Beach

Washington, D.C. (DCA) – 10,000 and 12,500 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

10,000 Points
International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Las Vegas
12,500 Points
International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Phoenix
 San Diego

 

Philadelphia – 4,500 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Akron/Canton
 Albany (NY)
 Allentown/Bethlehem
 Baltimore
 Bangor
 Binghamton
 Boston
 Buffalo
 Burlington (VT)
 Charleston (SC)
 Charlotte
 Charlottesville
 Cincinnati
 Cleveland
 Columbia (SC)
 Columbus (OH)
 Dayton
 Detroit
 Elmira/Corning
 Erie
 Greensboro
 Greenville/Spartanburg
 Harrisburg
 Hartford
 Indianapolis
 Ithaca
 Knoxville
 Long Island/Islip
 Louisville
 Manchester (NH)
 Montreal–Trudeau Yes
 Myrtle Beach
 New Haven
 New York–LaGuardia
 Newark
 Newburgh
 Newport News
 Norfolk
 Ottawa Yes
 Pittsburgh
 Portland (ME)
 Providence
 Quebec City
 Raleigh/Durham
 Richmond
 Roanoke
 Rochester (NY)
 Salisbury
 Savannah
 State College
 Syracuse
 Toronto–Pearson Yes
 Washington–National
 White Plains
 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
 Williamsport
 Wilmington (NC)

 

Philadelphia – 7,500 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Atlanta
 Bermuda  Yes
 Birmingham (AL)
 Chicago–O’Hare
 Fort Lauderdale
 Fort Myers
 Freeport  Yes Yes
 Halifax  Yes Yes
 Jacksonville (FL)
 Kansas City
 Miami
 Milwaukee
 Minneapolis/St. Paul
 Nashville
 Nassau
 New Orleans
 Orlando
 St. Louis
 Tampa
 West Palm Beach

 

Philadelphia – 10,000 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Aruba Yes Yes
 Austin
 Cancún Yes Yes
 Dallas/Fort Worth
 Denver
 Grand Cayman Yes Yes
 Houston–Intercontinental
 Montego Bay Yes Yes
 Providenciales Yes Yes
 Punta Cana Yes Yes
 Salt Lake City
 San Antonio
 San Juan
 Santo Domingo–Las Américas Yes Yes
 St. Maarten Yes Yes
 St. Thomas

Philadelphia – 12,500 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Las Vegas
 Los Angeles
 Phoenix
 Portland (OR) Yes
 Sacramento Yes
 San José de Costa Rica Yes Yes
 San Diego
 San Francisco
 Seattle/Tacoma

Philadelphia – 20,000 and over Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

20,000 Points
International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
Amsterdam Yes Yes
 Barcelona Yes Yes
 Brussels Yes Yes
 Dublin Yes Yes
 Edinburgh Yes Yes Yes
 Frankfurt Yes Yes
 Glasgow–International Yes Yes Yes
 Lisbon Yes Yes Yes
 London-Heathrow Yes Yes
 Madrid Yes Yes
 Manchester (UK) Yes Yes
 Munich Yes Yes
 Paris–Charles de Gaulle Yes Yes
 Shannon Yes Yes
25,000 Points
International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Athens Yes Yes Yes
 Rome–Fiumicino Yes Yes
 Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion Yes Yes
 Venice-Marco Polo Yes Yes Yes
 Zürich Yes Yes

Phoenix – 4,500 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Albuquerque
 Bakersfield
 Burbank
 Durango (CO)
 El Paso
 Flagstaff
 Fresno
 Grand Junction
 Hermosillo Yes
 Las Vegas
 Long Beach
 Los Angeles
 Monterey
 Oakland
 Ontario
 Orange County
 Palm Springs
 Reno/Tahoe
 Sacramento
 Salt Lake City
 San Diego
 San Jose (CA)
 San Luis Obispo
 Santa Barbara
 Tucson
 Yuma

Phoenix – 7,500 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Austin
 Boise
 Dallas/Fort Worth
 Denver
 Guadalajara Yes
 Houston–Intercontinental
 Kansas City
 Manzanillo Yes Yes
 Mazatlán Yes
 Omaha
 Portland (OR)
 Puerto Vallarta Yes
 San Antonio
 San Francisco
 San José del Cabo Yes
 Seattle/Tacoma
 Spokane

Phoenix – 10,000 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Atlanta
 Baltimore
 Boston
 Calgary
 Cancún Yes
 Charlotte
 Chicago–O’Hare
 Columbus (OH)
 Des Moines
 Detroit
 Edmonton
 Fort Lauderdale
 Indianapolis
 Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Yes Yes
 Milwaukee
 Minneapolis/St. Paul
 Orlando
 Pittsburgh
 St. Louis
 Tampa
 Vancouver Yes
 Washington–National

 

Phoenix – 12,500 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Anchorage
 Honolulu
 Kahului
 Kona
 Lihue
 New York–JFK
 Newark
 Philadelphia
 San José de Costa Rica Yes Yes

Charlotte – 4,500 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Akron/Canton
 Albany (NY)
 Allentown/Bethlehem
 Asheville
 Atlanta
 Augusta (GA)
 Baltimore
 Birmingham (AL)
 Blountville/Tri-Cities
 Boston
 Buffalo
 Charleston (SC)
 Charleston (WV)
 Charlottesville
 Chattanooga
 Chicago–O’Hare
 Cincinnati
 Cleveland
 Columbia (SC)
 Columbus (OH)
 Dayton
 Daytona Beach
 Detroit
 Fayetteville (NC)
 Florence (SC)
 Fort Lauderdale
 Fort Myers
 Fort Walton Beach
 Freeport Yes Yes
 Gainesville
 Greenville (NC)
 Greenville/Spartanburg
 Gulfport/Biloxi
 Harrisburg
 Hartford
 Hilton Head/Savannah
 Greensboro
 Huntington (WV)
 Huntsville
 Indianapolis
 Jackson
 Jacksonville (FL)
 Jacksonville (NC)
 Knoxville
 Lexington
 Little Rock
 Louisville
 Lynchburg
 Manchester (NH)
 Melbourne (FL)
 Memphis
 Mobile
 Montgomery
 Myrtle Beach
 Nashville
 New Bern
 New York–JFK
 New York–LaGuardia
 Newark
 Newport News/Williamsburg
 Norfolk
 Orlando
 Pensacola
 Philadelphia
 Pittsburgh
 Providence
 Raleigh/Durham
 Richmond
 Roanoke
 Rochester (NY)
 Salisbury (MD)
 Sarasota
 Savannah
 Syracuse
 Tallahassee
 Tampa
 Toronto–Pearson Yes
 Washington–Dulles
 Washington–National
 West Palm Beach
 White Plains
 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
 Wilmington (NC)

Charlotte – 7,500 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Austin
 Baton Rouge
 Bermuda Yes Yes
 Cancun Yes
 Cozumel Yes
 Dallas/Fort Worth
 Des Moines
 Fayetteville (AR)
 Grand Cayman Yes
 Key West Yes
 Houston–Intercontinental
 Kansas City
 Miami
 Milwaukee
 Minneapolis/St. Paul
Montreal–Trudeau Yes
 Nassau Yes
 New Orleans
 Omaha Yes
 Ottawa
 Portland (ME)
 Providenciales Yes
 St. Louis
 San Antonio

Charlotte – 10,000 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Antigua Yes
 Aruba Yes
 Belize City Yes
 Denver
 Las Vegas
 Liberia Yes
 Mexico City Yes
Montego Bay Yes
 Phoenix
 Punta Cana Yes
 Salt Lake City
 San José de Costa Rica Yes
 San José del Cabo Yes
 San Juan
 St. Croix Yes Yes
 St. Maarten Yes
 St. Thomas Yes
St Kitts Yes
St Lucia Yes

Charlotte – 12,500 Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Barbados Yes
 Los Angeles
 Portland (OR)
 Sacramento Yes
 San Diego
 San Francisco
 Seattle/Tacoma

Charlotte – 20,000 and over Points British Airways Avios One-Way Destinations

20,000 Points
International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Dublin Yes Yes Yes
 Lisbon Yes Yes Yes
 London–Heathrow Yes Yes
 Manchester (UK) Yes Yes Yes
25,000 Points
International Seasonal Fuel Surcharge
 Barcelona Yes Yes Yes
 Brussels Yes Yes Yes
 Frankfurt Yes Yes
 Madrid Yes Yes Yes
 Paris–Charles de Gaulle Yes Yes Yes
 Rio de Janeiro–Galeao Yes No
 Rome–Fiumicino Yes Yes Yes
 São Paulo–Guarulhos Yes No

 

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15 Responses to "All Nonstop US Airways Flights from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Charlotte with British Airways Avios Starting March 31st, 2014"

  1. clayd333 says:

    Epic post! Forwarding to my friends in Charlotte and Philly!

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  2. Chris says:

    I’ve been looking forward to this too! DCA – ALB will be very useful to my family.

    I might add that this pairs nicely with the 100k BA Visa offer which is back right now!

    Do you know when these will be bookable on BA.com?

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    • TFD says:

      @Chris – US Airways joins on March 31st. BA is usually very quick on getting oneworld partners on its site. If not on March 31st, definitely shortly thereafter.

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  3. flyerdude88 says:

    Great post! Looking forward to DCA – BTV for 9k avios roundtrip, much better than the 25k on UA MP that currently exists!

    Reply
  4. Ekrem says:

    Can this be booked now or we have to wait until 3/31?

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  5. ucipass says:

    There some errors here for instance CLT-ORD is 600 miles so it should be 4500 avios

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  6. Stuart says:

    Great post and love your site- I just got the BA card for the 100k bonus and PHX is my home airport. What is the best way to find redemption inventory? I tried the BA site and it kept telling me destinations in Europe from Phoenix. Thanks!

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  7. Mr. Cool says:

    sucks that US is imposing YQ. not cool

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    • TFD says:

      @Mr. Cool – US Airways does not charge YQ for redeeming with its own points. BA has always collected YQ for any carrier with fares with YQ — since US Airways fares between United States and Europe does have a YQ, BA will collect them.

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  8. JL says:

    Thanks for this great post! I’m curious if there’s an easy way to figure out which routes US actually markets their premium cabin as business class. Is it only on transatlantic and South American routes?

    The bummer about domestic and North American/Caribbean redemptions with Avios is that “first” class on AA is charged 3x mileage, since they market those routes as F rather than J, even though we all know domestic “first class” is usually far inferior to international business class.

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    • TFD says:

      @JL – Their routes with the Envoy Suites (the same business class seat as Cathay’s) are on on most flights between the U.S. and Paris, London Heathrow, Madrid, Frankfurt, Munich, Manchester, Rome and Tel Aviv on their A330 fleet.

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  9. Jason says:

    I figured this would be available since they were merging but hadn’t found anything concrete to validate my suspicions – thanks so much!!!

    And just to verify, you can cancel an award ticket booked with Avios on AA metal (and starting in April on US metal) for free and get all of your miles redeposited if your plans change, correct?

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    • TFD says:

      @Jason – its like $45 to cancel or you can get the miles back and just pay the tax. for a domestic ticket, it usually make sense to just pay the tax (since at most a domestic ticket is $10 on awards) vs $45

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