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British Airways launches Club Europe flash sale from Gatwick – 13 destinations at £150

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Last week, British Airways ran a 48-hour flash sale on ‘Winter sun’ economy flights from Gatwick.

This week, it is offering discounts on Club Europe destinations from Gatwick.  13 cities are available at £150!

You have only 48 hours to book.

Full details can be found on this page of

British Airways Gatwick

You must travel between 3rd November 2015 and 29th February 2016.

These are the cities included:

  • Venice – £150
  • Malta – £150
  • Innsbruck – £150
  • Nice – £150
  • Rome – £150
  • Bordeaux – £150
  • Faro / Algarve – £150
  • Marrakech – £150
  • Alicante – £150
  • Vienna – £150
  • Seville – £150
  • Friedrichshafen – £150
  • Genoa – £150
  • Geneva – £150
  • Naples – £150

These prices are marked ‘from’ – I don’t know how widespread the £150 seats are when you try to book.

This may be an attractive way to top up your tier points this Winter.  If you are on the way to Bronze or Silver status, a couple of weekends away may be enough to tip you over.  You will earn a minimum of 80 tier points return on these routes.

Marrakech and Malta offer exceptional deals if you want tier points.  As the BA tier point calculator shows, these routes offer 160 tier points return.  Spend just £300 to visit both Marrakech and Malta this Winter and you will get BA Bronze status!  You would also earn 4,000 Avios return on those routes.

I have never seen Club Europe pricing this low apart from on ‘next door’ routes such as Amsterdam or Dublin.  The idea that you can get all the way to Malta in business class for £150 return is incredible.

Remember, you are getting lounge access, a recently improved on-board food offering, all the mini bottles of champagne you can drink, a guaranteed empty middle seat and fast track Gatwick security.

It is a world of difference, especially if having a break with your partner, from hanging around Gatwick and then being stuck at the back of the plane, sharing a row with a stranger, waiting for your mini-bag of crisps to come around …..

The sale ends at midnight on Wednesday.  Full terms and conditions can be found on the flash sale site here.

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 (90)

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  • 241 says:

    Bit randomly just had to book through Expedia as the ba site kept crashing. For some reason Expedia put business at the same price as econ for my dates at 128. Has gone through and booking definitely says business (R) and I have even checked the booking on ba and it does say club Europe.

  • John says:

    I had been toying with a short trip to Monaco to take advantage of the Free helicopter transfer “passport to Monaco” promotion. Combined with this deal, just booked two nights at the Freemont during the Christmas school holidays for the same price as offered for economy travel last week.

  • Robin Dam says:

    Thanks for this Rob. Was looking to go somewhere with my wife for our wedding anniversary. Just saved a tonne of money on booking trip using this deal in November to Malta. With the deal, worked out to £300 for two people. Now after the deal has closed, same flights would have cost me £1153! So a huge saving – thank you and keep up the good work.

    Has anyone been to Malta before and stayed at the Hilton? Seems like a really nice hotel and location, even if weather will not be that warm for swimming and sunbathing.

  • E14 says:

    This week seems to be £29.99 one ways from Gatwick

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