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.
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.
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.