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British Airways Gatwick £150 Club Europe sale – add a hotel or car for £2 to £6 per night

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I wrote yesterday about the amazing £150 Club Europe sale that British Airways is running for just 48 hours.

It ends at midnight tonight, Wednesday.

You can find full details on ba.com here.

There are some incredible deals, such as Malta or Marrakech for £150 return and 160 tier points.

I wrote the article yesterday at 6am and so didn’t have much time to play around with the actual fares themselves.  What I didn’t spot at the time is that these prices are also valid in conjunction with BA Holidays.

What I mean is that you can get a deal like this:

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Yes, that is three nights in a four-star hotel in Malta plus business class flights on British Airways for just £169 per person, based on two sharing.  The hotel costs you £6 per night per person on top of the £150 cost of the flight!

Or, assuming you would use points for a hotel, why not throw in a car?

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Yes, you read that correctly.  In this example, you only pay an extra £5.50 (£1.80 per day) to add a car to your £150 Club Europe flight to Malta.

Similar deals are available to other destinations in the sale.  Take a look at this page on ba.com for the £150 sale rules and travel dates and then see what you can find.

Remember that you need to book by midnight tonight, Wednesday.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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 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

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up 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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

American Express Amex Gold

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

60,000 points, £200 travel credit 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 (39)

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  • Roger says:

    At ba.com, I’m getting a curious message that BA don’t fly LGW-GVA! Tried several times yesterday and today looking for November but no luck.

    OTOH Mrs Roger had an offer of 2,000 Avios per flight LCY-GVA and v.v. in JDRI (1,000 Avios in higher ET) – doesn’t seem to be targeted though registration necessary. Wide availability @ £196 return. ‘Flight’ seems to be each one way flight, so 4,000 round trip. OK, no LCY lounge but earns an off-peak RFS between us. Not a bad alternative.

    • Rob says:

      It isn’t targetted, anyone can sign up via the ‘News and Offers’ section of the Executive Club part of ba.com

    • Roger says:

      Re ‘BA don’t fly LGW-GVA’ shock horror, it seems to have been a browser problem. I was using Chrome.

      Trying on Firefox, I do see LGW-GVA availability. 🙂

  • n says:

    Any way to use the Holiday Finder combined with this offer?

    I’m looking for specific dates, happy to travel anywhere but after something in CE with a hotel inc…

  • JimP says:

    Have just booked the wife and I on a 5 night trip to Malta. We travel out on 28 Feb and back on 4 March (even though travel is to be completed by end of Feb). Have added car hire for a good size car and a 4* all inclusive hotel on the beach not that the weather will be good enough for that. Total cost is just over £700 so that is a bargain.

  • phil says:

    You’ve gotta love HFP!! Thanks again. Just nailed LGW-MLA business return, 3 nites @ 4****Pergola Club Htl and 3 days car hire 17/11-20/11 £369.00 ALL IN…(and 160 tier points).
    November just transformed. NUTS!!!!

    • Rob says:

      I hope you all keep reading the site whilst you’re away or my readership numbers and ad revenue are going to be struggling 🙂

      • redkitty says:

        I will continue to contribute to your ad rev even though we will also be away in MLA courtesy of your article.

    • Lyssie says:

      Now £499pp. They must have realised something.

  • Danksy says:

    Bagged Rome for me and SWMBO with a cheap hotel for two nights then our last night in the Astoria courtesy of barclaycard! Total cost £378!

  • Lumma says:

    Is there any real point in getting bronze status? I usually travel short haul flights alone and on hand baggage only fares so I can’t select a seat anyway. I also get most of my avios elsewhere as well, credit cards and tesco clubcard

  • Noggins says:

    Locked in 4 CE flights for the family ski holiday in January. Part pay avios (bundles of ’em not getting used…) and total cost was £300. Car hire for the week not so cheap but maybe Geneva is never going to be cheap for that sort of thing. Anyone care to predict January snow conditions..?!

  • Simmo says:

    Another country off the list… Vienna booked for February.

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