Club World from £495 + 30,000 Avios – exceptional British Airways Black Friday deals

My attempts to make Black Friday go away by putting my fingers in my ears and going ‘nah nah nah nah’ (a trick I picked up from my 4-year old) have failed as the articles today show.  The good news is that British Airways is running a fantastic Club World deal over the Christmas period which makes it well worth pulling out your credit card.

Full details are on ba.com herebut they do not tell the whole story.

Last year BA offered Club World flights for £1,007 return over Christmas.  This year the prices are higher and the range of destinations is narrower – you won’t be getting any deals to South Africa this year, for example.

However, there is one twist this year which makes the deals far better than in 2014.  You can use ‘part pay with Avios’, at a hugely advantageous rate, to discount your ticket even further.

Here are the discounts available.  Note that these savings only apply to departures from the UK.

  • £700 off for 30,000 Avios
  • £350 off for 15,000 Avios
  • £260 off for 11,250 Avios
  • £175 off for 7,500 Avios
  • £105 off for 4,500 Avios
  • £35 off for 1,500 Avios

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Here are the destinations and prices for a Club World return flight in the Black Friday sale, assuming you redeem the maximum of 30,000 Avios.  Add back £700 to get the headline ‘cash only’ price.

  • Toronto £597 + 30,000 Avios
  • Chicago £649
  • Vancouver £683
  • Calgary £683
  • Washington DC £689
  • New York £685
  • Boston £689
  • Miami £698
  • Las Vegas £1,120
  • San Francisco £1,149
  • Los Angeles £1,163
  • San Diego £1,189
  • Seattle £1,189
  • Dallas £1,189
  • Phoenix £1,189
  • Chennai £494
  • Delhi £495
  • Bangalore £495
  • Mumbai £495
  • Hyderabad £515
  • Dubai £573
  • Bahrain £695
  • Chengdu (China) £501
  • Hong Kong £800
  • Kuala Lumpur £895
  • Seoul £2,135
  • Sydney £2,197

You will definitely earn Avios and tier points for your flight even though you have used ‘part pay with Avios’.

Here are the travel rules:

  • Book by Monday 30th November
  • Travel outbound between 21st December and 3rd January
  • Travel inbound before 10th January

There are also some good deals available out of Dublin.  I will take a look at these tomorrow, although the downside of the Dublin fares is that you cannot use ‘part pay with Avios’ to reduce them.

You can see full details of the British Airways Black Friday deals here.

PPS.  There are also Black Friday deals on World Traveller and World Traveller Plus fares as well.  You can use part-pay with Avios to reduce these even further with discounts of up to £200 available.  This means, for example, a £400 return flight to Boston can be booked for as little as £200!  Details here.

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Comments

  1. How can I check how many TPs these flights will earn?

  2. Anyone know how long it takes to get back Avios if I cancel within 24-hour period?
    I am waiting for some Clubcard avios to arrive, so was thinking of booking it now with less Avios, if they arrive tomorrow I would then cancel and rebook with more avios…

  3. Guys, I’m going to book Bangalore. Was wondering. If I want to upgrade with avios to first class can I just upgrade the outbound? Would that cost 22,500 avios? Thanks

    • Yes, that’s not a problem. The online system lets you select which legs you want to upgrade.

      The cost will be the difference between a Club World and First redemption on the day you are travelling so the Avios needed will depend on whether it is a peak or off-peak date.

      • I have tried but it doesn’t seem to be working. It says that I am already travelling first. Will call the call centre and see what they say.

        • Just to update you all on this. For this fare upgrades are not permitted.

          • Yet, I have just realised that there is no first class on the flight to Bangalore so not sure if the lady on the phone had just made this up.

  4. For those of you who are still wondering. It is possible to upgrade to first class. I have done it over the phone. It took me several attempts but I finally made it.

  5. Was a pretty good sale this. I know economy not the best use of the BA Amex voucher but trying to keep costs down this year after three expensive holidays over past 18 months so this is what we got in the sake.

    We got two economy flights Glasgow to Kuala Lumpur for £760 + 30,000 Avios minus 7,298 Avios earned.

    I was going to use my Amex voucher for this which would have been £750 + 45,500 Avios + the Amex Voucher.

    Thus, saved £10 + 22,798 Avios + we still have the Amex voucher.

  6. I booked a return from London to Chicago on AA metal. Was curious if my BA registered residency is in the US, do I get the 25,000 avios bonus? Or should I credit it to AA to get AA’s bonus (I’ve no problem with requalifying so loss of tier points not an issue here).

    I seem to remember reading it somewhere that in order to get the bonus, one must begin and end their journey in the US. My London originated flight will certainly not qualify for this then?

    • I assume, from previous promos, that it did not matter which way you flew. The small print usually confirms this whilst the main promo website usually ‘fly from the US’ purely because AA is a US airline.