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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

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

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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  • GH says:

    Still available to SFO next August/September – £750RTN

    • Kim says:

      GH. Is that still from Copenhagen?

      • GH says:

        Yes, outbound 30/08 return 13/09

        • Kim says:

          Thanks GH, I’ve found lots of availability on this route but still trying to find out if I can use multi city. I’ve found the flights but no offer of using Avios. Any ideas?

          • Ryan says:

            I cannot seem to get Multi-City to work for the Avios reduction either. That makes AF at £930 for J the cheapest.

            Couldn’t find the £750 SFO anywhere.

  • idrive says:

    it works, I think it depends where the flights originates. ie. no Finland. Cop is fine for me. From London i see the promo page shows £200 off max

  • Brian says:

    Still available – but it does seem that it’s only valid from July – this isn’t stated in the article, so I’m just assuming it is.

  • Nick says:

    I don’t have enough avios at the moment but I’ve transferred some over from Amex. It will take 2 days to arrive, so if everybody could hold off on booking stuff until I’ve managed to book my flights I’d really appreciate it.

    Thanks!

  • Rob says:

    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 (£636). You need to play around with ba.com.

  • Peter Taysum says:

    OT

    A friend has booked Economy AA LHR to JFK *shudders*

    Last time I flew this it was LCY to JFK on the baby bus. 🙂 I logged onto Manage my booking and it recognised my BA Gold status (thanks Rob et al for helping me get that, and having great holidays!) and has allowed me to book Main Cabin Extra for free, I presume Premium Economy. Quick check on seat Guru, and we’re booked in.

    Is this a known benefit that I’ve overlooked? This is certainly a huge benefit to us, and we’ll have the First Class Lounge at LHR and I presume JFK (though not Flagship lounge as per 1st Class LAX on my first First flight on HNL Tier Point Run *remembers the bottle of Champers the Crew gave me to “celebrate in New York” sighs*

    I know HfP is mostly premium (I don’t turn right) but thought I’d share this. Sorry if EVERYONE knows this, d’oh and feel free to flame, it’s quite cold in Newcatle! 🙂

    • AndyGWP says:

      Depending on the plane, MCE could vary from more desirable seats (positions on the plane, so used to be exit rows etc on smaller planes, as well as more legroom near the front of the plane), and on the larger planes you got more of a World Traveller Plus experience (extra leg room and less seats in a row) – however I saw an article the other day saying this was changing and they are adjusting the MCE experience to have the same amount of seats in a row as economy 🙁

    • AnHo says:

      Hi – I flew on AA a couple of years back, I was (still am) BAEC Bronze, and upon entering my BAEC number in the AA reservation, it also allowed me to choose MCE seats for free. Granted it was a 767 which probably hadn’t been refitted since the mid 90’s, but we got roomier seats right at the front of the economy cabin.

  • oyster says:

    Is there any way to extend the length of the layovers at LHR in either direction?

    All the flight options shown seem to have very tight connections – or certainly not enough time to relax between sectors in the lounges.

    • Rob says:

      You could try the ‘multi city’ option on ba.com which lets you pick any flight.

  • Conor McCully says:

    Hi all, tempted by this but have two questions…

    It seems to price up ok on BA’s website using AA to/from. Would I still pick up the BA TP’s and avios flying AA on the LHR-JFK-LHR. Also, do AA run only the 300ER on this route?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Polly says:

      Hi Conor, once you put your BAEC no in e boarding pass you will get the TPs. We just got ours all credited from QR J, and we are both almost silver. Just got to fly your 4 xBA sectors, so those on AA wouldn’t count if you are trying for sliver. But yes you get both TPs and avios. Am actually surprised that AA priced up, as I wouldn’t think BA would want to share this perk with AA. But good luck with the planning.

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