Reader David mentioned in the comments section that a similar deal is available from the UK. The good news is that it is valid on tickets in all classes. The slightly inconvenient news is that you need to start your trip at Leeds Bradford Airport!
Unlike the Eurozone deal, this one is valid for quite a while – you can book for travel up to 30th June.
The rules are simple:
You must book before December 20th on ba.com
Your flight must depart from Leeds Bradford Airport
All travel classes are included
Long-haul flights only
The discount works for up to 9 people per booking
The discount applies to the TOTAL cost of the booking, including taxes
It is valid for departures up to June 30th 2014
The British Airways promotional code you need is LBA1Y.
If you live in London and have no desire to start a long trip with a flight to Leeds and back, remember that you could build in a stopover in London in both directions. (The last leg, to Leeds Bradford, could be thrown away if you build in a stopover, as your bags would be returned in London.)
Here is some sample pricing:
Heathrow to New York in World Traveller Plus (8th-15th January) = £879
Leeds Bradford to New York (same dates, classes) = £908 – 15% = £771
In this case, the saving is probably not worth it if you need to fly up from London. However, for a Club World ticket, that 15% saving would be far larger. And, of course, if you live outside the M25 then it is well worth considering.
This code is also combinable with the 10% discount on BA tickets given to holders of the paid-for BMI MasterCard credit cards. The example above prices out at £862 (only the base fare is reduced) with the 15% discount taking it down to £732.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.