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New £15 off £100 British Airways flight discount code launched

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A new British Airways promotional code has appeared – this is the first one to launch this year as far as I know.

This new deal is in partnership with deals site LivingSocial, although you do not need to be a member to take part.

The deal is £15 off a £100+ short-haul flight from London Gatwick.

BA Living Social

Here are the terms and conditions:

Booking period: 28 February – 7 March 2014

Travel period:  1 March – 12 April 2014

Discount:  £15 off per booking, minimum spend of £100

Cabin: Euro Traveller, flights from London Gatwick to Europe

Europe, in this context, appears to mean Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bari, Bordeaux, Catania, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Faro, Geneva, Genoa, Glasgow, Ibiza, Innsbruck, Jersey, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Malaga, Malta, Marrakech, Naples, Nice, Paphos, Pisa, Rome, Salzburg, Tenerife, Thessaloniki, Tiran, Turin, Venice and Verona.

UK domestic flights, as you can see, are included.  (I did a dummy booking to check.)  This is despite the fact the terms and conditions say they are not!

You cannot combine this offer with ‘part pay with Avios’.

If you are booking for more than one person and the spend per passenger is over £100, it would make sense to book each person separately and save £15 on each.  (Remember, though, that free seat selection in this scenario would only be for status cardholders as the other passengers would be on separate bookings.)

Full details, include the promotional code you need to cut and paste, can be found here.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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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.

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

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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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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

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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.

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American Express Business Gold

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

Comments (3)

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  • oyster says:

    Presumably if tickets are booked individually to take advantage of more discounts, then a quick call to BA to link the PNRs would enable seat selection to all pax, if one of them has status?

  • Volker says:

    “…Edinburgh…Glasgow…UK domestic flights, as you can see, are included.”

    I’m not surprised to see EDI and GLA classed as EuroTraveller flights after Willie Walsh’s comments on Scottish independence last week.

  • KARFA says:

    Also, even throught it says ET only, I have found that it seems to work with CE bookings as well. Tried LGW-JER-LGW and reduced by £15.

    Also you can combined an exLHR as well with a LGW route and the code still works. I did JER-LGW/LHR-HEL-LHR/LGW-JER and it worked.

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