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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 (April 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 £15,000 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

Huge 30,000 points bonus until 12th May 2024 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

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.

Comments (145)

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  • Philip Hart says:

    Don’t forget that the return trip will earn you ca 24000 Avios, so the net cost is 6000 Avios (or 14000 if you add an economy return from LHR-CPH). Moreover, for BAEC members the end-to-end trip will bag you 360 Tier Points at an unbelievable £1.25 per TP!!

  • Alan Wan says:

    This was mentioned on the Businesstraveller.com forum a few days ago. I took up the offer, the cost after 3% overseas credit card fee was £473 + 30,000 avois. As a BAEC Gold I will earn 21,000 avois plus another 1,350 from my BA Platinun Plus AMEX card. I paid £125 for the return positioning flight to CPH, SAS out (want to use the Star Alliance lounges at T2) and BA return. Managed to find hotels in CPH for £80 per night.

    • Lili says:

      Do I read it correctly that money+avios bookings actually earn mileage and tier points as normal fully paid fares? I couldn’t find any info this way or other on BA but I know that virgin gives you nothing on miles+ money fares (which makes them super poor value). If anybody can confirm for certain it’s different with BA then that would be a good option to look at!

      • Paul says:

        If you look at the graphic in the article with all of the DKK prices on, underneath it says “You will also earn a minimum of 13,344 Avios”.

      • James67 says:

        Lili, please also note this is a ‘part pay with avios’ deal not a ‘money + avios’ deal. You are booking any available revenue flight and redeeming avios for a discount on the fare. Money + avios is where you book a redemption but have insufficient avios to pay in full (or prefer not to) so you use a combination of avios and money to pay for the redemption.

        • Lili says:

          Thanks for clarification guys, I wasn’t aware of the difference. It is very good news that you can earn tier points and miles! From practical perspective both look the same (you give up some avios and some cash and get a ticket) but I can see that it’s a huge difference in the result.
          On a similar note, does anybody know if the AmEx 2for1 voucher can be used for the redemption with “money + avios”? (of course assuming award availability) or only where I have enough avios to cover the full cost of the first ticket?

  • Saif says:

    Is this promo likely to run again sometime in the future? As I’m waiting for this tesco CC quarter to end so I can transfer to avios.

    • Rob says:

      BA seems to run a variant of this promo every couple of months although it is not always including Club World and First.

  • Sebastian says:

    Hope this trip runs again, as I am currently not in a position to book. However, it seems an excellent combination with the Qatar BKK route as those two trips would earn you Silver status upon completion and put you within touching distancing (we’ll sort of) of Gold

    • Brian says:

      How would it combine with the Qatar BKK route?? Surely, you would be booking Qatar via Qatar, and therefore unable to use the Avios???

  • Daniel says:

    I think it is worth mentioning that it goes higher. I just priced up CPH to JFK for 2 adults and I can take off 1000 GBP for 60000 Avios (1.66 ), which takes me to pay 765 GBP for 2!! – 382.5 GBP per person!

    Btw. Do you know how long it takes to transfer MR from AMEX to Avios if you never did that before?

    • Sebastian says:

      Took me two days

    • Mattt says:

      It doesn’t go higher than 30000 avios per person…

      • xcalx says:

        Maybe you should check the facts before dismissing another posters comment. Daniel is correct 60,000 avios can be used to deduct 10,030 DKK from the price of flights.

        • richy says:

          Daniel says he priced up CPH to JFK for 2 (TWO) adults…
          Mattt say its a max 30,000 PER PERSON…

          where’s the problem?

      • xcalx says:

        Apologies, maybe I should have read your post fully . Yes 30,000 per person.

        Sorry.

  • Henry C says:

    Does this include October 19th as a booking date or do you have to book before then, I.e. On Sunday at the latest?

    • Rob says:

      I am pretty sure midnight on the 19th

      • Henry C says:

        Midnight on the 19th being Sunday night or Monday night? In terms of the club europe promo for example, BA said ‘midnight on the 14th’, which actually meant after 23:59 on the 14th (midnight on the 15th).

        • Rob says:

          Midnight on the 19th ie going into the 20th, although I wouldn’t leave it until midnight – who knows if BA is on GMT or BST?!

          • Henry C says:

            That’d be great if so – a friend needs some TPs but won’t know until Monday what leave he can get off. I suggested if he can get the leave we do this. Thanks for your help Rob.

    • Mick says:

      I have First and CW booked for Hong Kong 7 -23 Sep on an Amex 2-4-1 ….. No luck with pricing on these dates … Maybe come up again nearer time … Arrgghh

  • oyster says:

    Option 1:
    Avios redemption LHR to JFK in Club:
    120,000 Avios plus £500+ in fees

    Option 2:
    Ex-EU using part-pay with Avios to JFK
    26,000 Avios plus £460 fare plus £35 RFS. And get tier points thrown in as well.

    Given the odd pro and con of each, looks like a no brainer!

    • Polly says:

      You know what Oyster you are right. But using a 241 to JFK, it’s actually only 60K avios pp. These are the very points we have been discussing the past few months. It’s def time to decide whether this 241 is of any use in any class apart from F .. Even tho we are using ours to HKG in F in Jan. But our last F to KUL, then to HKT , We just cancelled it and bought those ex CPH QR J returns to HKT, which were great. So now do we or don’t we. Am very temped to cancel our SEA F 241 in MAR and do NYC instead with this deal, again ex EU, as the CPH part was nice, both directions. DUB is also v good. Then use the 241 later in the year Must check ex AMS too. Never thought we would have a spare 241, but these sales just keep on coming.
      I know BA are desperate for people to use up their avios, as Rob, you were saying there are squill ions of them floating about, unused.
      Yes let’s hope this is not just a one off.

      • Erico1875 says:

        Amex must surely be concerned if BA etc continue to pull the rug from underneath the value of a 2 4 1 voucher with these European LH fares.
        Not a bad thing. They may need to up their game,

        • Rob says:

          They are probably more worried about the Avios devaluation and the run of BA Amex cancellations which followed.

          • Polly says:

            Yes but, for folks who can still collect those avios by bill paying,, card bonus etc then the 241 is brilliant value IF we can get F seats long haul. The pity is it’s so hard to get to OZ on the 241. So I think they are still,getting the applications but not as many.

  • jon says:

    Is there anyway to make this work to do LHR – BKK – HKT

    Or can it only be used to BKK?

    If so would i be able to ask them to through check my luggage to HKT if i was on Bangkok airways?

    • Rob says:

      I imagine you wanted to type this on the RJ article! Bangkok Airways has a codeshare deal with BA but is not in oneworld so I wouldn’t bank on being able to check bags through. RJ will not sell you a ticket with HKT added on, at least not for anything close to £996.

      • jon says:

        Actually was meant for this one

        RJ doesnt work because of the stop over times on the flights

        This is direct to BKK

        But wondering if BA will tag the HKT leg on either with the deal or when i check in? or if its even possible

        • Simmo says:

          I’ve seen different reports. In general I’ve read you have a better chance if it is a single ticket, the HKT hop is always the same flight for all BA connecting passengers.

          However as you also have different options on how to book, I guess it will depend who you speak to at check in.

          1) LHR-BKK-HKT = Booked with BA
          2) LHR-BKK + HKT = Separate Bookings BA, and BK Air (in my case as I used the BA 2-4-1 on avios)

          • jon says:

            Ye the issue is i cant do on a single ticket with the HKT add on to get the cash reduction with avios

            trying to figure out if i can do the BKK bit on one ticket then the HKt leg on anoither

            Or is possible cominbe them

          • Simmo says:

            Cant combine the tickets. (as far as I know).

            I have 2 separate tickets. and have booked a later HKT ticket than the standard BA connection.

            The HKT flights run like buses, so I don’t mind the extra hour or so wait, and collecting bags, and checking in again.

            On the way back its allowed me to flying HKT-BKK the night before and have a night in BKK with less risk of missing the BKK-LHR back. (depending on how crazy the night out in BKK is!)

        • James67 says:

          Just take tucket to BKK, spend the night or go directly to DMK and get on next Aur Asia departure to HKT. Shouldn’t cost you nuch more than £30 IME and bo worries about connection times and little waitung as there are loads of flights

          • jon says:

            am only going for a week so sounds like could be a lot of hassle

          • James67 says:

            Not really, transit between airports is easy. Alternatively you could just buy a ticket on next available TG flight from BKK after arrival. You are looking at £90 Y or £130 J. I would avoidprebooking unless you build in a good layover as BA9/10 are hardly the most reliable.

      • Grimz says:

        Rob is there a way of using this offer with a BA 2 4 1 voucher ?

        • Rob says:

          No, because a) only ex-UK and b) you can’t use Avios to reduce the taxes paid on a reward ticket. It only works on cash tickets.

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