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New British Airways sale launched in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus

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Just six weeks after its previous World Traveller and World Traveller Plus sale ended, British Airways launched a new raft of offers yesterday, which are available for booking until July 14th.

Depending on where you want to go, you can book for travel up to June 2016.  In general, these fares are for travel after 1st September 2015.

The special home page for the sale is here.

British Airways January sale

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 14 June 2016

Travel dates vary considerable but are generally between September 2015 and March / May / June 2016 depending on destination

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 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 £381

Miami £461

Dubai £369

Mumbai £493

Bangkok £559

Tokyo £567

Note that many US West Coast fares have not moved much, eg San Francisco is £678 which is £150 more than the previous sale.

World Traveller Plus routes start at £650 (Dubai, decent price for a day flight where WTP is fine), £787 to Delhi, £884 (Antigua) and a tempting £874 to Orlando or Tampa.

The best thing to do if you are interested is to pop over to and have a look around.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

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

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 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

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 (17)

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  • Kipto says:

    Out of interest, historically, what are ex DUB,AMS fares like in World Traveller Plus. ? Is there much of a saving to be had when going long haul. With a family in tow, and with what I have seen with award availability since April I will be struggling to get award seats in club to the west coast next year for four of us.

    • Aspirational Flyer says:

      I was looking at Dubai in WTP out of Dublin last night, and there doesn’t seem to be too much difference – it came out at about £560 instead of about £670 for direct flights from London. CW was about EUR 1000 each way.

    • Clive says:

      I picked up CPH-LHR-LAX-SFO-LHR-GOT for £288 the other night

      • idrive says:

        Welldone, where did you book it?

        • signol says:

          My sister booked a similar itinerary, though just to JFK. Booked on

          • Clive says:

            Yes booked on AA. All in Y unfortunately but when 4 are travelling it makes a big difference. With status was able to get Y+ on the AA 777 and emergency exit so won’t be painful.

        • Clive says:

          Just a suggestion but map it out on Matrix first then go and replicate on AA.

      • Kipto says:

        Was that in traveller or world traveller plus ?

      • AB says:

        Would you mind sharing how you managed to achieve this fare (dates, etc.)? I’m not able to find anything even remotely close on ITA Matrix.

        • Clive says:

          Just ran a quick check which came back with an interesting play on the routing. You can fly into LHR and out of STN for a little more:

          Flight: Copenhagen to Los Angeles, Mar 25 – Apr 5
          ► Complete trips► Individual flights► Time bars
          Copenhagen (CPH) to Los Angeles (LAX) — Fri, Mar 25
          Long layover

          Copenhagen (CPH) to London (LHR) — Fri, Mar 25
          American Airlines Inc. 6532
          Dep: 7:35 am
          Arr: 8:50 am
          2h 15m
          Airbus A319
          Economy (S)
          Layover in LHR
          5h 10m

          London (LHR) to Los Angeles (LAX) — Fri, Mar 25
          American Airlines Inc. 135
          Dep: 2:00 pm
          Arr: 6:15 pm
          11h 15m
          Boeing 777
          Economy (O)
          Lunch, Snack or BrunchMovieIn-seat Video Player
          San Francisco (SFO) to Gothenburg (GOT) — Tue, Apr 5
          Overnight flightLong layoverThis itinerary has arrival and departure at different airports

          San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR) — Tue, Apr 5
          American Airlines Inc. 6189
          Dep: 7:00 pm
          Arr: 1:15 pm
          10h 15m
          Airbus A380
          Economy (O)
          Layover in LHR
          Wed, Apr 6
          6h 10m
          This flight contains airport changes

          London (STN) to Gothenburg (GOT) — Wed, Apr 6
          SAS 2570
          Dep: 7:25 pm
          Arr: 10:10 pm
          1h 45m
          Boeing 737
          Economy (T)
          Food and Beverages for Purchase

  • MR says:

    Does this mean we can expect to see another CW sale soon? (and more importantly, an ex-EU CW sale)?

    • Rob says:

      Not necessarily but you never know. I get a feelings bookings are soft which is why this sale has come around again so quickly.

      • MR says:

        Let’s hope CW sales have been soft too. I’ll keep punching options into the Matrix in the mean time!

  • Rob says:

    The problem with Cape Town is that it is one of the best flights to do direct. With no time difference (near enough), you can jump on at Heathrow at night, get a full 8 hours sleep and wake up in Cape Town feeling perfectly fit.

    Changing in the Middle East not only wrecks your chances of a decent sleep but also means you are hanging around Doha at 3am or whatever which is not ideal.

    • Vacation Smarter says:

      Definitely agree that you want to avoid silly times as much as possible (and the return from CPT doest look great with a 3.5hr layover) but, at some point, price will come into it and, for £300 less/person the Qatar option could well work for some.

  • krys_k says:

    Checked out just how great this sale was by checking flights to Toronto for September. In short. What sale?!

  • YKW says:

    Found flights to go to Florida for two adults and two children for £3100 all within the April school holidays flying on American Airlines metal.

    Then double checked with sky scanner and found that finnair were offering same flights for £2800

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