Peak season BA World Traveller Plus to Middle East from £422!

We don’t feature many World Traveller Plus deals on Head for Points, mainly because there aren’t many of them around, but this one is worth a look.

Courtesy of Flyertalk, some interesting British Airways fares from Amsterdam to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat in World Traveller Plus have been spotted.

Whilst you will need to travel to Amsterdam to start your trip, you do NOT need to return there.  You can book the return directly back to London, or with a connection to Glasgow, Manchester or any other BA domestic destination.

(For absolute clarity – you must take the first flight from Amsterdam.  Your ticket will be cancelled immediately if you don’t.)

Atlantis Dubai

You obviously don’t get a flat bed with World Traveller Plus.  However, at least with the Dubai route, you can book yourself on a day flight in both directions so it isn’t so painful.

As well as getting an excellent fare, these trips will earn 180 tier points (90 + 90) for the World Traveller Plus legs, plus another 5 or 10 depending on what the Amsterdam leg books into.

Here is a typical Dubai fare which comes out at €557 (£515) – click to enlarge:

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Muscat in Oman is even cheaper at €457 (£422):

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Bookings these is a bit complex, unfortunately.

Step 1 – visit ba.com and, on the home page, click ‘Multicity / Stopover’

Step 2 – on that booking page, put in ‘Amsterdam to (your choice of) Dubai / Muscat / Abu Dhabi’ as flight 1

Step 3 – put in ‘(your choice from) Dubai / Mucat / Abu Dhabi to (your choice from) London / Glasgow / Manchester etc’ as flight 2 – note that you must be away over a Saturday night

Step 4 – on the next page, you will see various flight combinations shown.  The snag is that these are not priced.  All you can do is play around with them to try to get a price near to €500-€550

As per the comments, what you can do to make it easy to find the cheap dates is to search initially for a return from and to Amsterdam. This will show the individual price for each leg. If you can get a return for around €600-€700 it should drop to €450-€550 when you use ‘multi-city’ and return to London.

I can’t find the full fare rules because I cannot replicate this fare in the ITA Matrix tool.  This means that I don’t know how long you have to book, and I don’t know what periods you can travel in.  Which is helpful.

However, if you’re looking for some Middle Eastern sun this Autumn the deal is worth a look.  Pop over to ba.com and have a play around.

PS.  If you want a hotel deal, here is our review of the Hilton Salalah Resort in Oman, a resort which is only 5,000 Hilton Honors points per night!

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Comments

  1. the real harry1 says:

    Not many people report back here from Dubai & Qatar wishing they hadn’t gone there after all

    let’s face it – very poor destinations vs Europe

    too ashamed to admit a big waste of money & time?

    • Sussex bantam says:

      Or, alternatively, maybe people actually enjoyed themselves ?? I know we did

    • James matt says:

      Couldn’t agree more. Horrible places and equally arrogant and rascist locals, when they step out of their state funded vehicles

    • I can be very critical of Dubai, and do often describe it as the worst place I’ve been to, however…

      As I’m into F1 I think the November GP in Abu Dhabi followed by a few nights in Dubai is a great was to spend a week in the sun when it’s otherwise miserable in Blighty.

      Depends what you look for in a holiday and that can mean different things to different people and different things at different times of the year.

  2. Are these fares eligible for upgrade with avios to CW?

  3. Also re upgrade, would they be eligible for Lloyds Avios Rewards upgrade voucher? Thanks in advance.

    • No, the Lloyds voucher isn’t an upgrade voucher per se – it’s more a ‘discount’ voucher. You have to make a full Avios redemption and with the voucher just pay the Avios for one class lower (can’t be used for CW to F though)

  4. is it possible to travel PE to Dubai and then Business back, can i search for this via the BA website?
    if so, how pls? PE return fare at £550 is appealing but there maybe a BA sale come Sept so prices may also reduce further!