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.
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:
Delhi £1,169 (July / August)
Abu Dhabi £1,450 (available in Nov / Dec which is a decent deal)
New York £1,925 (not great, frankly)
Las Vegas £1,990
European deals include:
Larnaca £422 (October)
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:
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.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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.
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.