For just three days, of which today – Thursday 8th – is the last day, British Airways has knocked an additional £50 or £100 off British Airways Holidays prices in the BA January sale.
£50 extra discount on Flight & Hotel holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £1000
£100 extra discount on Flight & Hotel holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £2500
£100 extra discount on Fly Drive holiday bookings (14+ days) to the USA, Canada, South Africa & Australia
There are a couple of things worth remembering about BA Holidays:
It can occasionally be cheaper to book a holiday package rather than just flights. This is especially true with Fly Drive bookings. Nothing bad will happen to you if you don’t bother picking up your car, assuming you don’t need one.
British Airways Holidays bookings can be paid in instalments. For holidays under £999 (total for all passengers) you only need to pay a deposit of £150 in total. More expensive holidays only require a £300 deposit per booking. The balance is due 10 weeks before departure.
If you have a British Airways Premium Plus American Express, BA Holidays counts as British Airways spend and you receive 3 Avios per £1 spent
I am pretty sure – but I have never done this myself – that the balance can be paid off in small chunks using 3V cards from Tesco, generating 360 Avios (ie 150 Clubcard points) for every £50 of these gift cards you buy!
It is also worth noting that you can avoid the credit card fee by paying the deposit on a debit card (no fee on debit cards) and the final balance on a credit card.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
(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.)