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Promotional code for 15% off British Airways flights …. starting in Germany

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Here is an interesting promotion which may offer decent savings if you are willing to be flexible!

As per this web page, British Airways is offering a 15% discount code to shoppers at German department store chain Karstadt.  (If you open the page in Chrome, Google will translate it for you.)


The rules are:

Book before 18th October (you can already book now, ignore the 18th September start date)

Travel before 30th April 2014

Travel in short-haul Economy or long-haul World Traveller or World Traveller Plus

Travel must begin from a German destination

The discount is valid on the ENTIRE ticket price, including the taxes

You need to use the promotional code KARSTADT13 on

There is not a huge amount of flexibility here to save money on long-haul flights by starting in Germany, as you don’t save enough on World Traveller and World Traveller Plus to justify the trip out there.  The exception would be travellers on fully flexible tickets, which are usually cheaper if started outside the UK.

If you have German friends or relatives who were planning a visit to the UK, though, this offers a decent saving.

It may also come in handy if you are flying TO Germany, if you book your trip as two one-way flights.  You would then get the discount on the return leg.  If you were planning a visit to Frankfurt to fly the new BA A380 on its test flights, this will benefit you as well.

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (3)

  • Sir Stamford says:

    I have managed to combine this (KARSTADT13) discount with the Diamond Club 10% discount (which is on the fare only excluding taxes, I believe). Could be a worthwhile discount in the correct circumstances.

    Sir Stamford

    • MANUEL says:

      What flights? As I need 270 TP till december do this could be a nice way 😉

    • Mark says:

      A big thanks Sir Stanford – completely didn’t know about the Diamond Club 10% discount. Luckily reading this post I rebooked a BA flight long haul flight to get some money off! Cheers!