If you are based in Canada and have RBC credit cards that earn reward points, you can now convert the points into Avios for 30% more. For example, if you are converting 50,000 RBC points, you will get 65,000 Avios points. The ratio is usually one for one. The process is painless, and can be done entirely online. The offer is available until 31st December 2017.
Avios is the loyalty reward currency for British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus. Redeeming Avios points on British Airways for long haul flights attracts high taxes and fees, making it uneconomical, generally. However, Avios hits the sweet spot when it comes to redeeming short haul inter-European flights on British Airways, or short haul American Airlines flights, or domestic Japanese flights. They are really good value!