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Reminder: British Airways First, Club World and Club Europe sale ends tonight

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A quick reminder that the current British Airways premium sale, covering First Class, Club World and Club Europe, ends at midnight tonight, Tuesday.

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.

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

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.

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 midnight tonight.  More details, including some special sale prices on BA Holidays packages, can be found here at ba.com.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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 £15,000 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 – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. 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

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

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.

Comments (7)

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  • Jeremy says:

    Does BA generally run Business/First sales on a predictable basis? i.e. once or twice a year at roughly the same times of year?

    • Rob says:

      There is a pattern although the level of discount moves around year to year and route to route.

  • Polly says:

    No pattern, but often on at off peak times on certain routes, note Bangkok not in this sale! Around Xmas usually a good J sale. Think when they note competitors getting cheeky….Just have to take your chances…

  • bob says:

    OT bit
    check your RSH a/cs as it seems they credited 500 points for F1 in January
    09/01/2015 Fantasy GP Final Lap Points Jan 2015 500 Points Correction

    • Rob says:

      Yes, they went on in January – I got £3.76 which I immediately turned into an evoucher before I forgot about it.

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