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New BA World Traveller and World Traveller Plus sale launched

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British Airways has launched another round of sale fares, this time focussing on World Traveller and World Traveller Plus.

This new batch of deals needs to be booked by July 8th.

There is nothing available for North America except for the Gatwick flight to Las Vegas.  However, if you are heading elsewhere in the world then you might find something of interest.

BA Luxury World

A full list of desinations and travel dates (valid into 2015) can be found in the terms and conditions here at ba.com.

As usual, the British Airways Low Fare Finder tool at ba.com is the easiest way of quickly seeing the lowest possible price to a selected city by month.

It is also worth keeping an eye on ex-Europe departure points.  Reader Richie dropped me a note to say that he had booked Brussels to Delhi via London in World Traveller Plus for £603.  He had upgraded this to Club World for 25,000 Avios points return plus another £57 of tax.  This was for travel during the Easter holidays as well.

My guide on how to use the ITA Matrix software tool to quickly search all possible European departure points can be found here.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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

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:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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.

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

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – 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

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 long list of travel benefits 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 (12)

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  • richie says:

    Did anyone get any good deals for october/november i need a holiday about then..

  • JamesW says:

    Don’t seem that good to me 🙁

  • Joe says:

    What dates were the WTP flights to Delhi booked for? Can’t seem to find it.

    • Joe says:

      Nevermind! Found it on the BA site. Just wasn’t coming up on ITA.

      • Richie says:

        I’m outbound wed 18th, (upper deck 747) and inbound Monday 6th.

  • Nathan says:

    I need biz flights to Melbourne end of October but want to pay cash and upgrade with avios. Is it best to fly from Europe?

    • Rob says:

      BA does not fly to Melbourne so you could only upgrade if you go via Sydney. Best option would be to book a World Traveller Plus seat and then keep an eye on the BA legs and upgrade if or when seats open in Club World.

      • Nathan says:

        Thanks raffles! I’ll fly to Sydney first then as that’ll make it easier.

  • Fran says:

    I’ve found a good deal using the ITA Matrix (thansk for the tip) from FRA-MEL with Qatar. Can I book this flight through BA and use my Avios? Ideally i’d like to see if I could pay for premium economy flight and upgrade with Avios to CW. Sorry – am a bit new to all this!

    • richie says:

      thats the best way to redeem avios in my book, all wtp tickets are upgradable to cw

      • avidsaver says:

        I agree, but sadly there is not always cw redemption availability for you to upgrade to!. In this particular instance however, and correct me if I’m wrong, Qatar do not offer a Premium Economy product and I also think that you can only “upgrade using Avios” a BA flight not Qatar.

        • Rob says:

          BA plus Iberia and American is some circumstances (ie full fare and with other restrictions on top)

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