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New British Airways economy and holiday flash sale launched

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British Airways has launched a very limited ‘flash sale’ for travel in World Traveller (economy).

Full details can be found at ba.com here.

The headline prices released by BA look acceptable but not groundbreaking:

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Travel dates vary by destination – see the small print on the sale page – but generally run through to October or December.  The easiest way to check the best prices for a particular route is with the Low Fare Finder tool at ba.com.  Holiday and ‘flight and car’ packages are also reduced.

You must book by midnight on Tuesday to secure these prices.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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

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.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) 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.

Comments (6)

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  • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

    KUL at £399 looks fairly exceptional

  • Raffles says:

    I agree, loads probably light as it is a new route. Little point paying the extra for Singapore on that basis.

    • Tom says:

      Can route via HKG/SIN to KUL so something like
      LHR-HKG (stopover) HKG-KUL-LHR
      can price up at the LHR-KUL rates.

  • Londonbus says:

    For WTP, KUL is actually £100 cheaper at £908 than BKK which is pricing in at just over a £1k.

    Exceptional value in my view. Factor in an Air Asia cheapie and the same price – only more Avios and TPs…

  • RIccati says:

    I want to note how empty and spacious KUL Malaysian/Oneworld lounge(s) are, compared to BKK’s Thai lounges. Both kind are worn off but I might appreciate KUL and personal noodles prepared for you better.

    Plus it’s expensive to get out of BKK to popular non-Thailand destinations.

    • Londonbus says:

      MH has a severe reptuation problem which means that it prices aggressively. You also have the Air Asia (X) network – and now Air Asia has moved out to KLIA 2, inter-terminal transfers are much easier.

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