BA launches Club Europe flash sale from Gatwick – 13 destinations at £150!

Last week, British Airways ran a 48-hour flash sale on ‘Winter sun’ economy flights from Gatwick.

This week, it is offering discounts on Club Europe destinations from Gatwick.  13 cities are available at £150!

You have only 48 hours to book.

Full details can be found on this page of ba.com.

You must travel between 3rd November 2015 and 29th February 2016.

British Airways Gatwick

These are the cities included:

  • Venice – £150
  • Malta – £150
  • Innsbruck – £150
  • Nice – £150
  • Rome – £150
  • Bordeaux – £150
  • Faro / Algarve – £150
  • Marrakech – £150
  • Alicante – £150
  • Vienna – £150
  • Seville – £150
  • Friedrichshafen – £150
  • Genoa – £150
  • Geneva – £150
  • Naples – £150

These prices are marked ‘from’ – I don’t know how widespread the £150 seats are when you try to book.

This may be an attractive way to top up your tier points this Winter.  If you are on the way to Bronze or Silver status, a couple of weekends away may be enough to tip you over.  You will earn a minimum of 80 tier points return on these routes.

Marrakech and Malta offer exceptional deals if you want tier points.  As the BA tier point calculator shows, these routes offer 160 tier points return.  Spend just £300 to visit both Marrakech and Malta this Winter and you will get BA Bronze status!  You would also earn 4,000 Avios return on those routes.

I have never seen Club Europe pricing this low apart from on ‘next door’ routes such as Amsterdam or Dublin.  The idea that you can get all the way to Malta in business class for £150 return is incredible.

Remember, you are getting lounge access, a recently improved on-board food offering, all the mini bottles of champagne you can drink, a guaranteed empty middle seat and fast track Gatwick security.

It is a world of difference, especially if having a break with your partner, from hanging around Gatwick and then being stuck at the back of the plane, sharing a row with a stranger, waiting for your mini-bag of crisps to come around …..

The sale ends at midnight on Wednesday.  Full terms and conditions can be found on the flash sale site here.

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Comments

  1. Excellent fares but does anyone share my view that the CE product from LGW is not quite up to the standard of CE from LHR? I always call it Club Europe Lite. On a flight to the south of Spain last year, there was no pre-meal bar service, just straight into the afternoon tea and attempt to clear that up pretty quickish too. On a flight of that length they can hardly claim they’re pressed for time. Any thoughts?

  2. pointsarb says:

    @ Brian, very true but the thought of routing near Syria on RJ wasn’t filling with me excitement but it looks like a nice hard product on RJ Biz so if you’re going to BKK……enjoy!

  3. I needed 220TP’s before the 8th nov. Looked good this morning hoping i could do a malta + Another run but it wont fit in due to the stay length i.e most of the malta stays are for longer days in duration to open the £75 each way fare. Any recommendations to reach 220 in that one week window from 3rd – 7th inclusive? I have potential to travel the week before but the deals only start on the 3rd as noted above.

  4. MrHandBaggageOnly says:

    Thanks Raffles. Feb Half Term trip now sorted. Never been to Seville and looking forward to it! :)

    • It’s very nice – stay in the old town if you can, which if I remember is quite a way from the commercial centre where you don’t need to be.

    • +1 it’s one of the most pleasant towns in Europe – you stand a very good chance of quite warm temperatures & sunshine even that early in the year. Food & drink are wonderful & inexpensive if you are into the tapas scene.

  5. Thanks very much for the heads up on this!!
    My wife has always wanted to go to Venice, so I checked flights over the valentines week in half term thinking, no chance! Well, I got a 3 night break for 148 Pounds with 22,500 Avios.
    I really do appreciate this as I would not have spotted it..

    Now I just need to find a cheap hotel as flights are 815am and I live 4 hours away, so any ideas for cheap Gatwick hotels with parking, please let me know..
    Never done business before, so I cannot wait!

    • There are a couple of hotels directly in the airport, the Sofitel is in the BA terminal, I believe. But you might find it cheaper to be a short distance away – there must be a shuttle bus.

    • Not romantic but the North terminal Prwmier Inn is a short walk away and comes with valet parking in the official short stay car park.

  6. Bluejosh says:

    Looked this morning to get flights to Nice for Half Term skiing in the Southern Alps. All good to go for less than £600 for 4 of us. AbsoIute steal and I got very excited. Mailed wife to double check she has the spare holiday. By the time she came back to me at 2.30pm the flights were over £2,000…….Oh well, back to EasyJet……..

    • Next time try & be a bit more decisive, she’ll thank you for it :)

      • I book BA RFS flights for myself & the 3 kids 355 days in advance for obvious reasons.

        My wife doesn’t like to be so forward planning.

        ‘Why? Why now? I don’t know.’

        We’re talking Xmas, Easter, summer holidays, half terms, all known dates.

        Somehow the answer ‘because it costs less money & gives certainty’ carries little weight.

        A woman: please explain. :)

    • Same happened on me for the Malta route…
      Should have been more decisive, there’s a 24hr window to cancel the ticket anyway…

  7. Thanks Raffles – just booked my annual Feb SCUBA diving trip to Malta, £225 incl hotels and transfers! I paid nearly twice that amount for the same time this year – BARGAIN!

    • PADI Divemaster

      • all dives in tropical water

        • Exactly…once you go tropical you never go back!

          • Argh you guys, i’ve only just booked RAK, how’s the weather for SCUBA in feb?

          • Never dived it though when I worked in Qatar (which will be similar water temperature) we had a boat and used to take a mate out who did dive with 3mm or 5mm wetsuit I guess, no hood or gloves from memory (it was before I got qualified) – that included dives in February so is certainly OK then

  8. Thanks Rob, Just Booked Venice for February.

  9. Thanks a lot, Raffles.
    I combined this with BA’s promo email offering me 9000 bonus Avios for a CE flight in Dec. Something to do with my anniversary.
    So, £150 for CE to Marrakech plus 13k Avios and BAEC Bronze, all in one go. #happy

  10. Jordan D says:

    Interestingly, when using the Diamond Club discount on a 2 person RAK return, the price falls from £298.92 to £282.92, BUT the £150 discount for using 22500 Avios also disappears, meaning the maximum saving is £100 (for 15000 Avios).

  11. Excellent deal and as I was just about to book a flight when I found out, how BA short haul business class actually looks like – 30 inch seat pitch in business is simply insane…Actually it is the same seat pitch, which you find on Ryanair…I am over 6 ft tall and this is not acceptable legroom for any flight over an hour…not talking about 4 hrs of torture on a way to Marrakech for example.

    • That’s why an economy seat in emergency exit is better than most of the CE seats (if you’re tall). However, obviously the front seats in CE give you plenty of room & you can reserve free if you have status or just pay a few quid.

      schedule http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1426895-ba-seating-policy-guide.html#post20030917

      • Good point Squills.

        Mrs Gummidge and I had pre-booked seats on a 757 last month-exit row outbound and inbound. There was enough room on both flights to place a double bed in front of us! And, outbound we had 3 seats for 2-brilliant!

        OT: Whilst away I read Mark Vanhoenacker’s book, Skyfaring -Rob suggested this as a good read earlier this year. On page 100 Vanhoenacker states; ‘….every pilot I’ve talked to who has flown the Boeing 757 has mentioned, unprompted, how powerful its engines are.” .

        All in all great flights, and great read.

  12. Bit randomly just had to book through Expedia as the ba site kept crashing. For some reason Expedia put business at the same price as econ for my dates at 128. Has gone through and booking definitely says business (R) and I have even checked the booking on ba and it does say club Europe.

  13. I had been toying with a short trip to Monaco to take advantage of the Free helicopter transfer “passport to Monaco” promotion. Combined with this deal, just booked two nights at the Freemont during the Christmas school holidays for the same price as offered for economy travel last week.

  14. Robin Dam says:

    Thanks for this Rob. Was looking to go somewhere with my wife for our wedding anniversary. Just saved a tonne of money on booking trip using this deal in November to Malta. With the deal, worked out to £300 for two people. Now after the deal has closed, same flights would have cost me £1153! So a huge saving – thank you and keep up the good work.

    Has anyone been to Malta before and stayed at the Hilton? Seems like a really nice hotel and location, even if weather will not be that warm for swimming and sunbathing.

  15. This week seems to be £29.99 one ways from Gatwick