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British Airways launches new First, Club World and Club Europe sale

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British Airways has launched a new Luxury World Sale focussing on Club Europe, Club World and First. On many routes you can book until 10th May 2016 for Gatwick and 10th April 2016 for Heathrow so you could potentially secure your Summer, October half term, Christmas and Easter 2016 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.

These deals must be booked by 9th June.

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Headline prices in Club World include:

Dubai £1,597

New York £2,031

Hong Kong £2,588

Rio £2,137

Chennai £1,728

Barbados £1,695

Las Vegas £1,999

Beijing £1,897

Toronto £1,812

Abu Dhabi £1,424 (so do this instead of Dubai and get a cab!)

Male £2,176

First Class will generally be an extra £1,000 return, give or take.

If you can get these fares at peak periods then some are definitely worth a look, although of course they do not compare with some of the ex-Europe pricing we have seen recently.  There is no sign so far of BA launching an ex-Europe sale this week.

European deals in Club Europe are also available. The usual mix of sub-£200 routes are available: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, 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.

These fares are available for booking until June 9th.  More details, including some special sale prices on BA Holidays packages, can be found here at ba.com.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

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

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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 (39)

  • James67 says:

    These BA sales prices must be taken with a bucket of salt. I booked a one way WTP BKK-LHR and the total UUA fare came to £704 outside sale. Same date is now about £1050 in sale without extra cost of UUA. If anybody can explain how BA pricing on one way fares work I would be very grateful. I have been following them for several years and the enormous fluctuations remains a mystery to me.

    • pj says:

      No mystery in screwing the market for what you can get

      • James67 says:

        Well I hope BA get their act together, update their products and reduce their fares before the market bites back. On second thoughts I don’t really care given the increasing and better choices available from the regions.

    • Polly says:

      I agree about your above point in favour of Avios. It’s the flexibility and cancellation policy, which we are able to use without a seconds thought. Good to have your experienced views here too, helps a lot. Keep offering the tips please!

  • stealthmoose says:

    The low fare finder just reprices every time I click fully through. It’s just offered me a price for a flight that departed 6 hours ago! Given up and resorted to trial and error.