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British Airways Club World and Club Europe sale launched, book to February 2015

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BA has launched its latest business class sale covering a wide range of destinations in Club Europe, First and Club World.

What is impressive is the booking period, which effectively lets you lock in a sale price for trips over the next 12 months – as well as booking for Easter, you can lock in Summer, October half term and Christmas as well.

You need to book by 11th March.  The official booking page for the sale is here.

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Here are the travel dates (remember that the last day to book is March 11th):

Europe – 15 March to 4 January 2015 (30 November 2014 for London City departures)

Caribbean, Las Vegas, Orlando, Tampa, Mauritius – to 15 February 2015

Everywhere else – 4 April to 4 January 2015

You must stay a Saturday night, except for European departures from Gatwick.

The deals are not as good those on offer last year, although that is hardly a surprise given the improving economic climate.  Last year BA had Dubai at a crazy £1,199 – so cheap that I cancelled my redemption flights for Easter and bought cash tickets instead.

Here are a few long-haul Club World prices I found:

Tampa £1,494

Delhi £1,169 (July / August)

Dubai £1,646

Abu Dhabi £1,450 (available in Nov / Dec which is a decent deal)

New York £1,925 (not great, frankly)

Bangkok £1,796

Las Vegas £1,990

European deals include:

Barcelona £229

Nice £293

Jersey £261

Berlin £269

Larnaca £422 (October)

Rome £318

Bordeaux £244

Istanbul £345

More examples are on the promotional website.  If you live outside London, it is worth pricing up departures from Dublin, Amsterdam etc – whilst ex-EU starting points are not officially in the sale, prices tend to move in tandem.

Note that the fares above are NOT available all the time, often they are only for specific months.  There are some good deals to be had, though.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2023)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

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

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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (17)

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  • Mark says:

    I’d say in the main that W->J AFUs are more attractive if there is redemption availability. That said, when you take into account the Avios cost and the tier points there may not be much in it on the some of the sale prices, with a lot more availability.

  • Som says:

    Hi Raffles
    Just an unrelated question to the above topic. If we book a BA redemption club world ticket, if I happen to cancel it will I get my miles & taxes back.


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