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.
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
you book by 19th October
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.
Blatantly borrowing an example highlighted at Flyertalk, here is a great deal available from Copenhagen for flights to New York next Summer:
Yes, just 9,607 DKK return in Club World. That is £964!
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 (May 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. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.)