I have dropped this in as one of the rare middle-of-the-day articles because this seems to be a very good deal.
I am running a full article tomorrow on the new British Airways Club World and First Class sale, which you may have had an email about from BA. The deals are not exciting.
There are some excellent deals from Europe however.
In particular, I want to point out Dublin to New York in Club World / Business.
This is currently pricing up on ba.com at €1,187 (£967) if you take the direct American Airlines flight from Dublin to New York JFK.
You will earn Avios and British Airways tier points on this flight. You will also clear US customs and immigration in Dublin, so no queuing when you land.
Alternatively, it prices at €1,249 (£1,018) if you fly from Dublin to Heathrow on BA or Aer Lingus and then onwards to New York. This would maximise your tier points if you were chasing BA status.
This fare is valid for travel in July and August plus the last week of November and December 23 to January 2.
Flyertalk also reports good deals to Orlando and decent deals starting in Amsterdam – it is worth having a play around with ba.com to see what you can find if you are planning a US trip. Some destinations have more flexible travel dates than New York.
Remember that you MUST – if you fly via London – take the first flight from Dublin or your entire ticket will be cancelled. If you don’t have checked baggage, you would be OK (as a one-off) to skip the last leg back to Dublin.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 10th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(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.)