From June 1, 2015 to July 15, 2015, you get 50 % bonus points when you transfer RBC Rewards Points to British Airways Avios.
This is a very good promotion. Usually, RBC Rewards Points transfer 1 for 1 to British Airways Avios. Until July 15, 2015, you will get 1.5 Avios for each RBC Rewards point.
You can accumulate RBC Rewards Points with the RBC Visa Infinite Avion credit card and with the RBC Visa Infinite Privilege credit card. Check out this page if you want to know more about the best credit cards in Canada.
You can also directly accumulate British Airways Avios points with the RBC British Airways Visa Infinite credit card.
If you are not familiar with Avios points, they’re worth checking out. The best use of Avios is probably for last-minute short-haul flights. And you can fly on many partner airlines, such as American Airlines, and not just British Airways. For example, a short roundtrip flight from Montreal to Chicago would cost you only 15,000 Avios points and 65 $ in fees. The same flight, bought last-minute, could cost several hundreds of dollars.
So with only 10,000 RBC Rewards Points transferred to British Airways Avios, you can get a short-haul flight thanks to the 50 % bonus which will yield 15,000 Avios points.
You can find the promotion using the following link.
Have you ever used Avios points? If so, what for?