New British Airways sale launched in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus

Just six weeks after its previous World Traveller and World Traveller Plus sale ended, British Airways launched a new raft of offers yesterday, which are available for booking until July 14th.

Depending on where you want to go, you can book for travel up to June 2016.  In general, these fares are for travel after 1st September 2015.

The special home page for the sale is here.

The sale ONLY covers World Traveller (economy) and World Traveller Plus (premium economy). There are no Club World or First Class discounts at present – although you may be able to ‘upgrade using Avios’ and book your World Traveller Plus ticket directly into Club World.

(Of course, the rates for upgrading from World Traveller Plus to Club World were increased substantially on April 28th. You also need Avios reward availability to be showing in Club World for an upgrade to be possible.)

British Airways January sale

Here are the summary terms:

Book before 14 June 2016

Travel dates vary considerable but are generally between September 2015 and March / May / June 2016 depending on destination

Black-out dates apply.

The easiest way to check out the best prices to a specific destination is with the British Airways Low Fare Finder tool on ba.com. This will show you the cheapest price on any route, in any class, on month by month basis.

If you can be flexible with dates, there are some decent fares available. The cheapest available seems to be (these are all World Traveller):

New York £381

Miami £461

Dubai £369

Mumbai £493

Bangkok £559

Tokyo £567

Note that many US West Coast fares have not moved much, eg San Francisco is £678 which is £150 more than the previous sale.

World Traveller Plus routes start at £650 (Dubai, decent price for a day flight where WTP is fine), £787 to Delhi, £884 (Antigua) and a tempting £874 to Orlando or Tampa.

The best thing to do if you are interested is to pop over to ba.com and have a look around.

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Comments

  1. Out of interest, historically, what are ex DUB,AMS fares like in World Traveller Plus. ? Is there much of a saving to be had when going long haul. With a family in tow, and with what I have seen with award availability since April I will be struggling to get award seats in club to the west coast next year for four of us.

    • Aspirational Flyer says:

      I was looking at Dubai in WTP out of Dublin last night, and there doesn’t seem to be too much difference – it came out at about £560 instead of about £670 for direct flights from London. CW was about EUR 1000 each way.

    • I picked up CPH-LHR-LAX-SFO-LHR-GOT for £288 the other night

      • idrive says:

        Welldone, where did you book it?

        • signol says:

          My sister booked a similar itinerary, though just to JFK. Booked on AA.com

          • Yes booked on AA. All in Y unfortunately but when 4 are travelling it makes a big difference. With status was able to get Y+ on the AA 777 and emergency exit so won’t be painful.

        • Just a suggestion but map it out on Matrix first then go and replicate on AA.

      • Was that in traveller or world traveller plus ?

      • Would you mind sharing how you managed to achieve this fare (dates, etc.)? I’m not able to find anything even remotely close on ITA Matrix.

        • Just ran a quick check which came back with an interesting play on the routing. You can fly into LHR and out of STN for a little more:

          Flight: Copenhagen to Los Angeles, Mar 25 – Apr 5
          ► Complete trips► Individual flights► Time bars
          PRICE ▼ AIRLINE ▼ DEPART ▼ ARRIVE ▼ DURATION ▼ FROM/TO ▼ STOPS ▼ ADVISORY ▼
          kr3,258
          Copenhagen (CPH) to Los Angeles (LAX) — Fri, Mar 25
          Long layover

          Copenhagen (CPH) to London (LHR) — Fri, Mar 25
          American Airlines Inc. 6532
          Dep: 7:35 am
          Arr: 8:50 am
          2h 15m
          Airbus A319
          Economy (S)
          Meal
          OPERATED BY BRITISH AIRWAYS
          Layover in LHR
          5h 10m

          London (LHR) to Los Angeles (LAX) — Fri, Mar 25
          American Airlines Inc. 135
          Dep: 2:00 pm
          Arr: 6:15 pm
          11h 15m
          Boeing 777
          Economy (O)
          Lunch, Snack or BrunchMovieIn-seat Video Player
          San Francisco (SFO) to Gothenburg (GOT) — Tue, Apr 5
          Overnight flightLong layoverThis itinerary has arrival and departure at different airports

          San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR) — Tue, Apr 5
          American Airlines Inc. 6189
          Dep: 7:00 pm
          Arr: 1:15 pm
          10h 15m
          Airbus A380
          Economy (O)
          Meal
          OPERATED BY BRITISH AIRWAYS
          Layover in LHR
          Wed, Apr 6
          6h 10m
          This flight contains airport changes

          London (STN) to Gothenburg (GOT) — Wed, Apr 6
          SAS 2570
          Dep: 7:25 pm
          Arr: 10:10 pm
          1h 45m
          Boeing 737
          Economy (T)
          Food and Beverages for Purchase

  2. Does this mean we can expect to see another CW sale soon? (and more importantly, an ex-EU CW sale)?

    • Not necessarily but you never know. I get a feelings bookings are soft which is why this sale has come around again so quickly.

      • Let’s hope CW sales have been soft too. I’ll keep punching options into the Matrix in the mean time!

    • There’s a decent saving to be made on flights to Cape Town if you use Qatar, although it does involve a longer journey time.

      • The problem with Cape Town is that it is one of the best flights to do direct. With no time difference (near enough), you can jump on at Heathrow at night, get a full 8 hours sleep and wake up in Cape Town feeling perfectly fit.

        Changing in the Middle East not only wrecks your chances of a decent sleep but also means you are hanging around Doha at 3am or whatever which is not ideal.

        • Definitely agree that you want to avoid silly times as much as possible (and the return from CPT doest look great with a 3.5hr layover) but, at some point, price will come into it and, for £300 less/person the Qatar option could well work for some.

  3. krys_k says:

    Checked out just how great this sale was by checking flights to Toronto for September. In short. What sale?!

  4. Found flights to go to Florida for two adults and two children for £3100 all within the April school holidays flying on American Airlines metal.

    Then double checked with sky scanner and found that finnair were offering same flights for £2800