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Can anyone explain BA Miles& Tesco to me?

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Katymac Tue 15-Sep-09 21:58:12

I have £400 of Tesco voucher - these can be exchanged for about 96000 BA miles

I think....maybe - is that right?

Do I book the flights? then get the vouchers? what happens if there aren't any flights left after I have converted the vouchers to miles?

Basically can I fly to Jamaica with them?

Katymac Tue 15-Sep-09 22:12:08

Oh Damn I only have £340 vouchers that is 81600

Or is it?

Katymac Wed 16-Sep-09 07:35:32

There must be someone on MN doing this

Can I use my mum's tesco's vouchers if I register us as a family with BA?

geordieminx Wed 16-Sep-09 07:45:06

Cant see Jamacia but Nassau.(((not sure where in Bahamas that is))))

From website you can fly there for 2 weeks. in January for 6500 points per adult, and 5850 per child?

AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 16-Sep-09 07:47:58

This is from tescos:-

"In order to collect BA Miles you must already be a member of the British Airways Executive Club and will need to provide your membership number at the checkout. If you are not a member you will not be able to collect BA Miles but can still collect Airmiles".

geordieminx Wed 16-Sep-09 07:50:41

there needs to be a catch somewhere - as I see it you have enough for 4 people to fly to the carribean 4 times?

That cant be right surely?

Katymac Wed 16-Sep-09 07:51:06

So I am guessing I can join the BA thing.....convert my vouchers into miles....pray I can get the flight....& go on holiday

I think I will phone BA up & get them to explain in words of one syllable to me......I am a bit dim & it is a lot of money

Katymac Wed 16-Sep-09 07:52:28

& I want to go in December which is bound to be more expensive

I have been saving up my Tesco vouchers for OU..........but a holiday in Jamaica sounds so much better atm

roquefortlover Wed 16-Sep-09 07:52:45

Yes I do it! Not sure about the conversion rate - is it 40 miles for each £2.50 in vouchers but to answer some of your others q's:
(i) convert Clubcard vouchers to Airmiles first. You don't get a paper voucher for the miles like some of the other deals, they just go into an airmiles account. If you don't have one already I think that they set one up for you but t takes a couple of weeks. Then the miles just sit in your account until you are ready to use them!

(ii) Don't know if you can use your mum's tesco vouchers - you can't use someone else's Airmiles but if Tesco website lets you credit the vouchers then the Airmiles would be yours! Worth a try...

HTH (a bit)

geordieminx Wed 16-Sep-09 07:53:45

see if this brings up basket

Katymac Wed 16-Sep-09 07:54:46

Each £2.50 voucher is worth 600 miles

But the miles don't really equate to the journey - a free jamaica flight seems to be 50,000 miles which is £212.50 in vouchers

But the flights at Christmas are £1000 each

AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 16-Sep-09 07:55:22

You can join BA Exec Club; its easy to do so online. Would first get BA to confirm exactly how many airmiles you would get with your Tesco vouchers.

Katymac Wed 16-Sep-09 07:59:58

I think this must be a misprint as airmiles are 60 for £2.50

geordieminx Wed 16-Sep-09 08:16:19

you only 7680 miles -

60 for every £2.50 therefore
240 for every £10 therefore
240*32 = 7680

enough for 1 flight sad hmm

Worth selling on ebay? You get at least double?

CMOTdibbler Wed 16-Sep-09 08:20:05

TBH, if you want to go to anywhere longhaul at Christmas, you are very unlikely to be able to get BAmiles flights - they go basically as soon as the flights are released.

If you tell me some dates, I can check availability for you. You can join the BAExec club on line and get a number straightaway I think

Katymac Wed 16-Sep-09 09:05:04

I want to go on the 26th December & be back on the 2nd/3rd January - Thanks CMOTDibbler I would appreciate you checking

Geordieminx - my Tesco site says 60 for airmiles & 600 for BA miles I guess it must be a mis-print

LadyMuck Wed 16-Sep-09 09:07:37

BA miles and airmiles are different. So 600 BA miles per £2.50 is correct - round trip will be 50,000 miles per person. But just because you have the miles doesn't get you on a particular flight, so I would be amazed if you could go at Christmas. And you still have to pay taxes and charges.

Your mum can also get an exec account and you can combine as a household account, though might have to check terms and conditions.

CMOTdibbler Wed 16-Sep-09 09:09:43

Sorry, theres no availability for that week at all sad

geordieminx Wed 16-Sep-09 09:16:28

60 miles per £2.50 voucher Katy.

LadyMuck Wed 16-Sep-09 09:19:06

You could use your clubcard points against a Virgin holiday?

RunLyraRun Wed 16-Sep-09 09:25:12

Blimey do you really have £340 of vouchers? That would be (x4) £1360 in Virgin holiday vouchers. Could use that to get to Jamaica?

Katymac Wed 16-Sep-09 09:31:47

I thought it would be too good to be true

geordieminx Wed 16-Sep-09 09:32:23

Or cosmos - 1 week 2 adults 1 child roughly £3200, but you could use £400 per person so £1200 off that?

Katymac Wed 16-Sep-09 09:39:29

Virgin have no availability, Cosmos don't go on the dates

I am trying to get too much holiday for my money - I have about £3k & I want to go to Jamaica on those dates

Fimbo Wed 16-Sep-09 09:49:04

Expedia - have a look through, there are some under £3k

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