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Fly British Airways Club World to New York for £450 using ‘Part Pay With Avios’

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Yes, you can fly Club World to New York for £450 return.  Let me explain ….

British Airways has brought back its special offer on ‘part pay with Avios’ until 19th October.

As you see on the ‘Part Pay With Avios’ page at ba.com, there are substantial savings to be made at the moment if you use ‘part pay’ for a Club World or First booking.

If:

you are flying to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Bengaluru, Chengdu Shuangliu, Chicago, Dallas – Forth Worth, Delhi Indira Ghandi International, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Hyderabad, JFK, Kuala Lumpur International, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montreal, Mumbai, Newark, Philadelphia International, San Francisco International, Seoul, Shanghai Pudong, Singapore Changi, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington

and

you book by 19th October

and

you book in Club World or First

you can redeem Avios points for the following discounts:

1,500 Avios – £25

4,500 Avios – £75

11,250 Avios – £190

15,000 Avios – £250

30,000 Avios – £500

That is an exceptionally generous 1.66p per Avios point.

Now, here is is the interesting bit.  These offer is available for flights starting in Europe, not just in the UK.

Let’s take a deal available from Copenhagen for flights to New York next Summer – 9,607 DKK return in Club World.  That is £964!

As you can below, I can save a further 5,035 DKK by redeeming 30,000 Avios points.
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This means that the final cost of my Club World return flight is just 4,572 DKK – or £459.

Yes, I’ve had to spend 30,000 Avios points as well.  Yes, I need to make my way to Copenhagen to start my trip.  However, for comparison, the cheapest BA economy ticket on the same day costs over £1,000 at the moment ….

You can learn more about ‘Part Pay With Avios’ at ba.com.

PS.  This deal also works out of Dublin and other places.  For April, for example, Dublin to New York is €1,533 but you save €672 by redeeming 30,000 Avios.  That is a net cost of only €861.  You need to play around with ba.com.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 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 £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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes 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

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

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.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) 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 (145)

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  • LS says:

    Which are common starting airports, can see Dublin and Copenhagen but wouldn’t mind a weekend somewhere different. Any flights starting from Zurich – I’m surprised they wouldn’t want compete with Swiss?

    • Majunga says:

      The cheapest options seems to be from DUB/CPH/ARN where a return to LAX/SFO prices at GBP1,350 before the 30k/500 discount. I tried to price these from PAR/FCO/MAD/LIS but they were notably more expensive. The ITA Matrix (explained by Raffles in a previous post) is very helpful for these iterations.

      • Fastbowler says:

        Just took the plunge and booked Dublin to San Francisco next August for net cost of about £850 plus 30,000 avios. With flights both ways in A380 Club World this is an excellent deal especially with earning 21,000 avios back as bronze card holder.

        Many thanks to Raffles and all the helpful commenters above.

  • Maria says:

    Just booked Copenhagen to SFO for 15,000 DKK for 2 people! thanks so much guys!
    Tempted to miss the last leg back to London but i need all the tier points i can get to keep my Silver status…

  • Nick says:

    Thanks again for this Raffles. Managed to get exactly what I wanted. A really great deal.

  • PJR says:

    Many thanks. Booked a family of 4 Copenhagen to LAX in CW during next summer holidays for 27,000 DKK. Brilliant. Struggling with flights to Copenhagen ex Manchester at the moment – probably too many people going to Copenhagen just to fly out again!

    • Maria says:

      Same!
      Trying to get my ticket to Copenhagen is proving a bit of a nightmare…was hoping to use Avios. If i can’t i will just book with another carrier. Really good deal still, even if i end up paying another £100 on top.

  • andrius says:

    booked in aug. amazing deal, thank you! CPH-ORD £920 for two in CW (compared to LON-ORD £860 each in WT)

  • Rick says:

    Wow!. CPH-LHR-JFK-LHR-CPH for a family of 5 next August works out at £1500 in total..that’s £300 a head. We paid more to go to the Canaries this year! Planning on booking tomorrow.

    • Rob says:

      That is because the price for an adult ticket has dropped to £401 since I wrote about it on Thursday – see my piece tomorrow.

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