British Airways rolled out its Bank Holiday Sale yesterday, which is actually available for booking until May 19th.
Depending on where you want to go, you can book for travel up to February 2016.
The sale ONLY covers World Traveller (economy) and World Traveller Plus (premium economy). There are no Club World or First Class discounts at present – although you may be able to ‘upgrade using Avios’ and book your World Traveller Plus ticket directly into Club World.
Of course, the rates for upgrading from World Traveller Plus to Club World were increased substantially on April 28th. You also need Avios reward availability to be showing in Club World for an upgrade to be possible.
Here are the summary terms:
Book before 19 May 2016
Travel dates (some exceptions apply):
World Traveller and World Traveller Plus to North America: to 29 February 2016
World Traveller and World Traveller Plus elsewhere: to 11 December 2015
Black-out dates apply.
The easiest way to check out the best prices to a specific destination is with the British Airways Low Fare Finder tool on ba.com. This will show you the cheapest price on any route, in any class, on month by month basis.
If you can be flexible with dates, there are some decent fares available. The cheapest available seems to be (these are all World Traveller):
New York £383
San Francisco £517
Rio de Janeiro £462
The best thing to do if you are interested is to pop over to ba.com and have a look around.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 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:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
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.)