Additional £100 off British Airways Holidays in the BA sale – TODAY only

For just three days, of which today – Thursday 8th – is the last day, British Airways has knocked an additional £50 or £100 off British Airways Holidays prices in the BA January sale.

£50 extra discount on Flight & Hotel holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £1000

£100 extra discount on Flight & Hotel holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £2500

£100 extra discount on Fly Drive holiday bookings (14+ days) to the USA, Canada, South Africa & Australia

BA Holidays

There are a couple of things worth remembering about BA Holidays:

It can occasionally be cheaper to book a holiday package rather than just flights.  This is especially true with Fly Drive bookings.  Nothing bad will happen to you if you don’t bother picking up your car, assuming you don’t need one.

British Airways Holidays bookings can be paid in instalments.  For holidays under £999 (total for all passengers) you only need to pay a deposit of £150 in total.  More expensive holidays only require a £300 deposit per booking.  The balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

If you have a British Airways Premium Plus American Express, BA Holidays counts as British Airways spend and you receive 3 Avios per £1 spent

I am pretty sure – but I have never done this myself – that the balance can be paid off in small chunks using 3V cards from Tesco, generating 360 Avios (ie 150 Clubcard points) for every £50 of these gift cards you buy!

Details of these BA Holidays offers can be found here.

It is also worth noting that you can avoid the credit card fee by paying the deposit on a debit card (no fee on debit cards) and the final balance on a credit card.

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Comments

  1. Good discount if you are booking a BA holiday anyway! For people thinking of going on holiday, maybe consider GOI (Goa)? When you book a package on BA in April and May (certain dates) and you select J seats and hotel, the return flight puts you in FIRST! strange as when you check availability in J their are still seats available!!! London to Mumbai in J, Mumbai to Goa in J, Goa to Mumbai in J and Mumbai to London in First (777) so a free one way First included in your discounted holiday fare, good deal?

  2. Waffles1 says:

    I’ve paid off a BA holiday with 3V, only downside (apart from taking a while) was that it took a £1 authorisation on each card so I could only pay off £24 each time. I ended up with a lot of £1 Amazon vouchers that month.

    • Now that’s interesting – sometimes my 3V cards go through on BA.com OK for the entire £25 and sometimes they are constantly declined. I wonder if that’s because of the £1 authorisation.

    • Same for me!

      Paid off a £2500 BA Holiday mostly using gift cards! (some paid on card when i couldn’t find gift cards).

      Either £24 or £49 depending on the cards I found in Tesco.
      With using a mixture of the extra 100 points per gift card in Nov/Dec and the standard 150 points per £50 + Gold Amex I have ‘earnt’ around 25,000+ Avios.

      If I would have been wise enough to open a new card for a sign up bonus too I’d be laughing!

  3. Unless it’s changed, the last one I booked in December did incur a credit card charge for the deposit, but no subsequent credit card charges after that.

  4. David Courtney says:

    “I am pretty sure – but I have never done this myself – that the balance can be paid off in small chunks using 3V cards from Tesco, generating 600 Avios (ie 150 Clubcard points) for every £50 of these gift cards you buy!”

    Sorry if I have missed something but I thought 150 clubcard points equates to 360 avios?

  5. Magarathea says:

    3v cards have been very thin on the ground in Tesco stores recently near me in Yorkshire, although I did get some a few weeks ago. Previously Morrisons have had plenty but I haven’t seen any recently in my local stores. I’m hoping the pegs will be restocked soon.

  6. trickster says:

    The sale appears to be extended as the offer is still showing and says book by midnight tonight.