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New British Airways ‘Luxury World Sale’ launched

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Yesterday lunchtime I ran a bonus article to highlight some of the fantastic deals available in the latest British Airways sale.

As that article explained, you can book Dublin to New York in Business Class (either direct on American Airlines or via London on BA) for around £1,000.  If you look in the comments to that post you will also see other good deals to the US – some from Dublin and some from Amsterdam.

There is also a UK sale going on at the same time – the ‘Luxury World Sale’.  This offers discounts on Club Europe / Club World and First Class flights and holiday packages.

BA Luxury World

The special ba.com page for the sale is here.

You need to book by June 3rd.

The best way to see what is on offer for what month is to use the month-by-month Low Fare Finder tool on the British Airways website.

I am not desperately excited by the prices – and some are laughable compared to what is available out of Dublin.  £1900 to New York or Dubai in Club World is definitely not an outstanding deal.  When you realise you could fly from Dublin to New York for exactly HALF of that price ….

Mumbai, Delhi and Barbados are more attractive at £1500.  £2500 to the Maldives or Hong Kong is not a bargain.

As always, though, it depends on where you are planning to go and what comparable Avios availability is there.

There are also short-haul deals in Club Europe available.

Here is the small print:

Travel to Europe from London Heathrow is available for selected outbound travel dates between 1 June 2014 and 12 December 2014 and travel to Europe from London City is available for selected outbound travel dates between 1 June 2014 to 12 December 2014. Travel to Europe from London Gatwick is available for selected outbound travel dates between 1 November 2014 and 4 May 2015.

Travel to Las Vegas, Orlando, Mauritius and Cancun from London Gatwick is available for selected outbound travel dates between 1 June 2014 and 4 May 2015.

Travel to all other destinations is available for selected outbound travel dates between 14 June 2014 and 12 April 2015.

Travel to Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Mexico City from London Heathrow and travel from London Gatwick to Las Vegas and Orlando has a maximum stay of 42 days (6 weeks) from the date of outbound departure.


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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 (1)

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  • mike sanders says:

    the low fare finder prices are strictly for seven day return flights am I correct, they are a massive discount from the price I pay for first in Hong Kong, any ideas on getting decent prices from here would be welcome.

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