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British Airways Winter Sale ends tomorrow, reminder of the more interesting deals

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This is your final reminder that the British Airways Winter Sale ends at midnight tomorrow, Tuesday.

The ‘travel by’ date varies based on a complicated matrix of travel class, departure airport and destination.  In general, your last date to travel will be between September 2015 to January 2016.  Click on the ‘Terms and Conditions’ link at the bottom of the sale website page and you can see all the details.

The special home page for the sale is here.

British Airways January sale

The sale includes Iberia long-haul flights via Madrid which opens up Chile, Bogota, Lima etc. The new BA route to Kuala Lumpur which launches at the end of March is also included.

The easiest way to check out the best prices to a specific destination is with the British Airways Low Fare Finder tool on This will show you the cheapest price on any route, in any class, on month by month basis.

If you are looking to earn some cheap(ish) tier points with a weekend away, Club Europe routes under £220 return include Alicante, Amsterdam, Angers, Barcelona, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Dublin, Genoa, Malaga, Nice, Pisa, Quimper, Rome, Seville, Turin, Venice, Verona and Zurich.  These all earn 80 tier points.

There are also some truly exceptional fares available in Club World if you are willing to start your journey in Dublin or elsewhere in Europe.  This includes Hawaii for £1,100.  I wrote about these here.

The best thing to do if you are interested is to pop over to and have a look around before midnight on Tuesday.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) 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 BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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 BA Amex American Express card

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.

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.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 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

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

10,500 points bonus – 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 card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

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.

(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 (8)

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  • ee says:

    I’ve been meaning to thank you for highlighting the Hawaii deal back in December. We booked DUB-LCY-JFK-LAX-HNL-LAX-JFK-LHR-DUB £1102 each including card fee. This is our first time in business and are looking forward to trying the baby bus on BA1, the AA A321 transcontinental and the AA B77W in the mini cabin back to Heathrow!

    The deal will score us Silver and also over 30k avios, so bringing the effective cost down to about £800 each. Brilliant!

  • Ronster says:

    Hi Raffles

    Excellent reminder. There is still plenty of availability with this deal.

    Can you add stopovers without effecting the price per ticket?

    I was thinking of maybe staying a few nights in LA on the way back?

    Would you know how many Avios it would take to upgrade from business to first on the LHR to LAX leg and from business to first LAX to HNL?

    Does anyone know if the business to First offered by AA is any better?

    Can’t really find much information on this flight. I know that the Airbuses serving NYC to LAX are all flat beds

    Does the AA service going to Hawaii also have them?( full flat seating)


    • Rob says:

      No stopovers if you book via BA.

      LHR to LAX would be 25k each way to upgrade if space is there and you are on a BA plane. The rules on upgrading AA flights on Avios are very complex – I did an article on it you should be able to find.

      No idea what planes AA uses on Hawaii – they are bringing in a lot of new aircraft with fully flat seating but I doubt Hawaii is a priority.

    • Anon says:

      You can’t upgrade AA flights if you’re booked in a discount business (I) fare.
      All AA flights to Hawaii are two class anyway (First and Economy). Apart from a few flights from DFW they are all the old 757 aircraft with old first seats with limited recline. Definitely not lie flat.

  • danksy says:

    I’m sure after a few glasses of L&P i wont care if the seat folds flat or not 😀

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