Quickest way to earn 1 Avios

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Member since 09 Aug 2019

Total posts 7

While I've left it a bit late i'm looking to redeem my Qcredits from the Qatar status match for an upgrade. I've tried following various guides however you cannot search for award avalibility anymore without 1 Avios in your account.

I've signed up to BA Executive Club and made a couple of purchases through their shopping portal (to US addresses inline with their T&Cs) however they seem to be quite slow in crediting the Avios.

You cannot purchase Avios without 1000 already in your account & ExpertFlyer cannot currently search Qatar avalibility.

So whats the quickest way to get 1 Avios so that I can try and find a flight to use my upgrade on?


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Aug 2017

Total posts 181

Do you have any hotel points? Accor, Hilton, Marriot etc let you convert your points to Avios (generally giving very poor value for points, but if you're desperate it's an option).

Last editedby Sibelius at May 12, 2022, 08:45 AM.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Sep 2018

Total posts 375

You should be able to find availability on Qatar through the AA website

Michael Kao

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 Nov 2014

Total posts 163

Do you have CBA card? Q miles is listed as a partner so I suspect you can transfer to Q avios from CBA. Citiprestige is another CA that does it but it's not a common card.

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