What is worth booking in the new BA luxury sale?

British Airways has launched a new luxury sale, with deals in Club World and First.  There are also some Club Europe and BA Holidays deals – including additional BA Holidays discounts valid until 9th May.

The headline fare is £89 for a one-way in Club Europe from Heathrow to Billund (Legoland) so there is definitely something for every wallet here!

The home page for the sale is here.  You can book until 23rd May.

Travel dates are all over the place and it would take me a full article just to list all the permutations.  On most routes you can book from 1st June to May 2018, although there will almost certainly be blackout dates.

You should take a look at the small print at the bottom of the sale website for all the travel date details.

British Airways business first class sale

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.

In general, fares in First and Club World are higher than we saw in the last major sale in March.  Very little got me very excited – I picked out in Club World:

  • Beijing at £1,651
  • Seoul at £1,760
  • India at £1,500 to £1,800
  • Muscat at £1,409
  • Abu Dhabi at £1,291
  • Boston at £1,792
  • Orlando at £1,693
  • Tampa at £1,493
  • Cancun at £1,489
  • Punta Cana at £1,192
  • Antigua at £1,677

In First Class, you’ve got:

  • Miami at £2,449
  • Atlanta at £2,059
  • Chicago at £2,394
  • Abu Dhabi at £1,876
  • Muscat at £1,874

There are also some deals on European short-haul flights with some destinations at £225 return or less for 80 tier points. I spotted Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bergen, Billund, Bordeaux, Geneva, Genoa, Ibiza, Limoges, Luxembourg, Milan, Nantes, Nice, Palma, Paris, Pisa, Quimper, Rotterdam, Seville, Tallinn and Valencia. These fares will require a Saturday night stay.

Remember that ‘Part Pay With Avios’ (details here) can be used with these fares. The maximum discount at present is £200 for 36,500 Avios points per return flight in Club Europe, 45,500 Avios for £250 off in Club World and 55,000 for £300 off in First.  Some routes are offering better deals than this.

BA Holidays is also running deals

It is also worth pricing up BA’s ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’ options.  Adding a one-star hotel for just one night of your trip, or a small car for one day, can bring down the cost to less than just a flight.

Pop over to BA Holidays here and do a test booking before booking anything as ‘flight only’.  Another benefit of booking your flight as a holiday is that you pay a deposit now with the balance only due five weeks before departure.

Until 9th May, BA Holidays is offering additional discounts:

Save £50 when you spend £1250 (total booking) on Flight + Hotel or Flight + Car

Save £100 when you spend £2500+ (total booking) on Flight + Hotel or Flight + Car

Here are a few examples of BA Holidays pricing:

Barcelona – three nights at the 4* Atenea Valles, from £289 per person, travelling May 1 – May 31, Club Europe from Gatwick

Seville – three nights at the 4* Precise Resort El Rompido Club, from £259 per person, travelling September 1 – September 30, Club Europe from Gatwick

Toronto – three nights at the 4* Chelsea Hotel Toronto, from £1299 per person, travelling December 18 – December 27, Club World from Heathrow

Tampa – seven nights at the 4* Holiday Inn & Suites Harbourside, from £1599 per person, travelling May 1 – June 30, Club World from Gatwick

Barbados – seven nights at the 4* Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa, from £1899 per person, travelling September 1 – September 30, Club World from Gatwick

Cape Town – five nights at the 4* Circa Luxury Apartment Hotel, from £3169 per person, travelling November 13 – November 29, Club World from Gatwick

Dubai – three nights at the 4* Doubletree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah, from £1479 per person, travelling June 1 – June 21, Club World from Heathrow

Hong Kong – four nights at the 4* Harbour Plaza North Point, from £3169 per person, travelling July 1 – July 31, Club World from Heathrow

The best thing to do if you are interested is to go to ba.com and have a look around.  The full sale details are here.

PS.  If you are looking at North America, Expedia is also running a holidays promotion with United at the moment.  Details are here.  You need to book by 21st May.

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  1. Does Ba holidays work ex-EU?