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 (June 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.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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.
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.
(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.)