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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 (May 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

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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

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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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  • Kathy says:

    This is very, very tempting! It looks like the cheap fares are for July, and I was planning a trip for May, but the play I want to see will still be running. Hmm. I’d have to do an Amex transfer – any idea if these fares from Copenhagen are a time-limited sale?

  • GB says:

    I assume flights booked like this could not be changed or cancelled?

    • Rob says:

      Check the small print – ex Europe fares are usually more flexible than ex London with BA.

      However, ignore any change fees shown. What you pay is the change fee plus any difference in fare – and as this offer will be over, the fare difference could be huge!

      The only thing to look for would be the option to cancel for a few hundred Euros.

  • Marcus says:

    I really they hope they run these again, as I’m not really in a position to book this now either. Has this kind of thing been done before?

    Are BA1-4 included? Ba.com won’t give them as options, but I’m assuming the offer still works if you call? A great opportunity to try to the babybus.

    • Rob says:

      BA1-4 may be excluded under the full fare rules – you would need to use the ITA Matrix tool to pull those up. I didn’t see them yesterday when I was playing with this.

      • Renwaldo says:

        I got BA1-4 to price up using Google Flights and also found it on http://www.ba.com so I’m pretty sure it is included! It was for July, so maybe not included before then?

  • Nick Burch says:

    Does anyone know if this is valid on open-jaws? Flying into one of the listed North American cities, flying home from another listed one?

    • Rob says:

      Try using the multi-city option on ba.com and see if it prices

    • Kim says:

      Nick, did you get this to work? I’m looking at flying into SFO and out from Vegas…found the flights but it’s not offering me to use Avios for discount.

      • teecee says:

        Tried this and it didn’t work, interested to know if anyone else managed.

  • Nick says:

    Amazing deal, thanks! The T&Cs say:

    Travel dates: From London Heathrow and London City 6 October 2015 – 30 September 2016.

    So is the fact that we can book ex-EU a cock-up? Or have they closed a loophole?

  • Kim says:

    Hi can someone confirm whether if not we would have to return to CPH or miss that final leg?

    Has anyone found any good prices from any other European cities?

    Thanks

    • Alan says:

      If you choose to miss the last leg from LHR to CPH I assume this means you need to not check any luggage in?

      • Kim says:

        Ahh hadn’t thought of that. You can tell I’m new to this. Thanks!

        • Alan says:

          It was actually a question rather than a statement directed towards you. I’d be curious to know if people usually skip the last leg for a deal like this?

          • Rob says:

            BA will try to insist your bag is checked through to Copenhagen unless you build in a long London stopover, which may incur a stopover fee or not even be allowed under the fare rules.

          • littleshivvy says:

            I would be tempted just to miss the whole flight completely back from the US and book a separate flight with cash. There are some good Club deals back from Florida to Gatwick. I wonder if you could cancel the flight back but keep the outbound flight from Copenhagen after booking.

  • Ian H says:

    AM I the only one who can’t get this to work. Tried numerous searches for flights to the cities within the offer, but for 30,000 Avios I only get offered £200 discount, not £500. What am I doing wrong??

  • Kathy says:

    I think this deal may be dead – I can’t get these very low fares up any more.

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