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New British Airways sale launched

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British Airways has launched its latest sale.  It offers discounts on Club Europe / Club World and First Class flights and holiday packages.

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

You need to book by September 23rd.

BA Luxury World

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.

Some of the deals highlighted by the Low Fare Finder look OK.  New York in Club World is as low as £1594 in some months.  Abu Dhabi is as low as £1479 but, wierdly, Dubai never goes below £1899.  Abu Dhabi is a very modest taxi drive from Dubai.

Fare to India in Club World look good at around £1300 in some months.

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. Barcelona from Gatwick at £181 is exceptionally low.

Here is the small print on travel dates and minimum stays:

Travel to all destinations must include a Saturday night stay, except Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Bahrain, Doha, Riyadh, Amman, Beirut, Tel Aviv and Cairo, where all travel must have a minimum 3 day stay.

Minimum booking periods apply:

For all flights from London Heathrow in World Traveller bookings must be made a minimum of 7 days before date of outbound departure and a minimum of 21 days for all flights in World Traveller Plus, except for flights to Tokyo which require bookings a minimum of 14 days before the date of outbound departure.

For flights from London Gatwick in World Traveller to the USA, Caribbean, Colombo, Mauritius and Maldives, bookings must be made a minimum of 7 days before the date of outbound departure and a minimum of 21 days before the date of outbound departure when travelling to these destinations in World Traveller Plus. For flights in Club World and First from London Gatwick to the Caribbean, Mauritius, Maldives and Colombo, bookings must be made a minimum of 14 days before the date of outbound departure and a minimum of 28 days before for flights from London Gatwick to USA.

For all flights in Club World and First from London Heathrow, bookings must be made a minimum of 21 days before the date of departure.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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.)

Comments (41)

  • Sean says:

    Funny. It mentions Doha in the Terms but I can’t see that it’s any different than before the sale

  • needroos says:

    Off topic question: I recently flew BA to Spain and back with a QR number on my boarding pass. I used CX Gold to enter the lounge at Gatwick and I asked the staff their weather using CX Gold would alter my FFP on my flight, they said no. On the way back I was in Business and again QR was on the boarding pass. Now for both flight miles have been credited to CX. Any point speaking to BA or just take the hit?

    • Polly says:

      Definitely worth a call. They may ask you to send in the actual BP s to or scan them to them. As long as the desk staff in the lounge didn’t actually change the FFP on you, ba should credit them to your account. It does seem strange though. Why was QR on your BP in the first place?

      • needroos says:

        I am just shy of QR Silver so thought I would go for it for this short flight. Ok well, a call it will have to be then.

        • needroos says:

          Sorry, I meant QR Gold.

          • Polly says:

            You really needed to call BAEC to actually change the FFP to QR for that. If you had already done that, then changed to CX for access to the lounge, you then have to get it physically changed back to QR at the gate or by phone from the lounge. Lounge reception don’t always have access to tall the FFP at their desk, but we find them very helpful at the gates. It’s time consuming, and especially important if that was your reason for the flight. Let us know how you got on though.

  • Jay says:

    Is it possible to combine with avios upgrade?

    • Rob says:

      It usually is – sometimes WTP sale fares cannot be upgraded but if so they are clearly marked at time of purchase. Safest thing to do is do book and upgrade in one transaction via that option on BA.com.

      • Jay says:

        And then possible to combine with the 241 voucher (which I’ll probably receive sometimes in Dec this year)?

        • Alan says:

          Unfortunately you can only use a 241 voucher on a straight redemption, not on Avios for upgrade (it would be worth less using it for that anyway)

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