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 (January 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.
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.