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British Airways launches new Club World sale – includes £900 ex-Dublin deals

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British Airways has launched a Premium Leisure sale focussing on Club Europe, Club World and First.  On many routes you can book until 9th February 2016 so you could potentially secure your Easter, Summer, October half term and Christmas holidays now.

If you know where you want to go, the Low Fare Finder tool on ba.com is the easiest way to see which months have the lowest prices.

Alternatively, take a look at the sale home page on ba.com here.

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These deals must be booked by 10th March.

Headline prices in Club World include:

Dubai £1,595

Abu Dhabi £1,499 (worth the extra 20 minutes taxi ride to Dubai to save £100!)

Male £2,071

Mumbai £1,680

Sydney £4,162 (so forget about that, see the Qatar deal to Perth below!)

Sharm el Sheikh £465 (short-haul plane)

Lagos £760 (via Madrid, short-haul plane)

Cape Town £2,898

Bangkok £2,049

Beijing £1,999

Orlando £1,698

New York £1,900

Toronto £1,801

These prices are OK but not life changing – if you can get these fares at peak periods then some are definitely worth a look.

European deals in Club Europe are also available.  The usual mix of sub-£200 routes are available:  Amsterdam, Barcelona, Angers, Dublin, Genoa, Rome, Turin etc with plenty more routes under £250.  These are a cheap way to pick up 80 tier points towards status renewal. 

Some of the longer routes which offer 160 tier points return are also worth a look.  These include Athens, Istanbul, Larnaca, Marrakech and Helsinki.  The tier point calculator on ba.com is a quick way of checking what a particular route will earn.

My ‘bits’ article today covers the current offers from Etihad and Qatar Airways from London – you may want to compare prices with those.

Qatar Airways is also running some excellent Business Class deals from Stockholm.  Hong Kong is £1,057 return for example.  Perth is £2,084 return.  Dubai is £923.  These must be booked by 8th March.

Most Qatar flights will earn 560 tier points return (4 x 140) as each individual sector will be over 2,000 miles.  You even get the brand new Boeing 787 on the Stockholm to Doha leg.

Fancy a trip to Dublin?

You might when you look at some of the sale fares available out of Ireland on British Airways.

Miami, for example, is a generous £933 (€1261) return from Dublin, using BA.  It is a bit cheaper still if you fly direct to New York on American from Dublin and connect but I think you get the old style AA seat.

The travel dates are tight:  28 March to 12 April, 1 July to 31 August, 22 November to 29 November and 24 December to 31 December.

There are plenty of other good US prices from Dublin available in both Club World and First Class.  The best thing to do is to have a play around on ba.com.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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 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.

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 Amex Gold

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

60,000 points, £200 travel credit 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 (43)

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  • Nathan says:

    Annoyingly I have a Dublin-LHR-JFK return with a stopover built in which cost £900 + 29,000 avios.. not such a good deal now when looking at this sale but never mind!

    • RP says:

      Did you reduce the price with avios or is it an avios plus cash ticket. If the latter there’s only a small cancellation fee.

  • David says:

    160 tier points return for CE to HEL. ATH. IST etc

  • Poincianakings says:

    Also worth noting on the DUB-LHR-MIA route make sure you don’t end up on American from LHR. Annoyingly they have moved the 77W with the new seats for the summer season so you will be on a 772 with the older style business seats.

    • James says:

      Not sure when the summer season starts, but i’m booked on an AA39 in April, and it changed from a 772 to a 77W a while back.

      I believe that the other LHR-MIA flight of the day is a 772 though.

      • James says:

        It’s only a 77W for a few weeks before reverting to a 772, you got lucky! Although to be fair the scheduling is such a mess that nobody knows what is going to happen after that.

  • bookish says:

    With the ex-Dublin flights, has anyone ever had an issue getting their bags on the return journey tagged to come off at LHR?

    • Scott says:

      My understanding is that if you book your return from LCY, they then tag your bags to LHR and you collect them and make your own way to LCY. I’m hoping that is the case as have booked like this for April. I would be interested to hear anyone else’s views on this.

    • Polly says:

      You really need to get your dub leg form LCY or LGW so bags can then be routed to LHR, otherwise bit difficult…

      • Michalis says:

        What about some of us that did not account for that and have the DUB and LAX connection through LHR?

        Is there a way to have the bags taken off in London?

        • richie says:

          You can ask to just tag bags to lhr. It normally works. But there is still a risk.

        • Rob says:

          You need to make a good excuse at check in. Having an overnight connection is a good one. If connection is same day from same airport you will struggle.

        • James67 says:

          Go cabin bag only, it’s best way to fly and it’s amazing what all you can get in a 55cm rollaboard if you give it some thought. That, combined with hotel or local laundry always does the trick for me. I prefer to pay laundry than wait for bags.

  • Wade says:

    Just hoping for a Business Class sale to Auckland for January next year!

  • Mycity says:

    I’m going to book this from Dublin but return to Manchester with a final leg from Heathrow next day to Dublin guess this will be fine?

    On another point if I book on BA but use my American Advantage for miles will this affect any of the above? Ie Will it affect the ability to collect bags at Man?

    Thanks

  • Redemptions says:

    This is a bit of a marketing ploy.

    I booked IBZ-LHR-HKG return in club for 1940 Euros during there unpublished sale that ended 23 Feb and started early Feb.

    I know a few people who booked great fares ex-MXP to Asia and Middle east roughly 1900 euros, once again before feb 23rd.

  • Max says:

    Planning to fly
    DUB-JFK-MIA
    MIA-ORD-DUB
    for €1200 in Business Class @ ba.com

    Someone please help me with the following questions:
    (1) These flights are operated by AA, can I use my BA 2-4-1 vouchers to book?
    (2) Can I arrange a stop over at the connecting airports – JFK or ORD?

    • Alan says:

      (1) no, sorry BA Amex 2-4-1 vouchers can only be used on BA metal
      (2) it depends on the fare but a lot of these sale fares won’t allow it (sometimes you can get up to 24h)

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