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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, 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.

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.

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

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

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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  • davef says:

    Just found Dub-JFK direct on AA and it prices with the 500 for 30k at £880 all in for May/June

  • JamesW says:

    Can this combine with the transatlantic business class bonus of 25k Avios ? (the 125k for five transatlantic business / first promotion)

    If so then you can earn more Avios than you’ll use to get the £500 discount 🙂

    • Jonathan says:

      T&C requires you to be enrolled or residing in Mexico, U.S. Or Canada, which excludes the majority of us I’m guessing.

  • RK says:

    If you are based ex UK you can also benefit from the 25k avios for TATL return in CW promo. Extra bonus. Or if you are UK, you can get the 25k avios with Iberia I believe (but no TPs) or 25k in American Airlines miles with AA.

    • Polly says:

      RK , so we have to register for those IB or AA promos, vaguely remember seeing something, but wasn’t interested until this BA offer came along. Amazing this one, trying to juggle dates for NYC trip…ex Dub if it’s still available, that is.

    • Kathy says:

      How would you get 25k with Iberia from this?

      • Bill says:

        I think it is targeted. I received a promo email from AA& Iberia for this offer (25k per business or first to US from EU) (upto 125k)

        I think you can combine this with the Iberia promo if you were targeted:

        “all you have to do is register before 31st october and fly before 31 January with Iberia, AA, US, BA or Finnair.

        flights between the EU and US, mexico, puerto rico & canada this autumn.

        iberia t&c’s state: All purchasing channels included. This promotion is personal and non-transferable, valid except for typographical error or omission. Registration before 31 October is required to benefit from this promotion. This offer can be accumulated with other offers available for the same period.

      • Rob says:

        The Iberia promo is targetted. Anyone can sign up for the AA version which I wrote about recently.

        • Kathy says:

          Ah, I see. Sadly have not been targeted fort eh Iberia version.

          The question is, if you don’t already have some AAdvantage miles, is it worth crediting to AA to get them, or are you better off sticking with Avios?

          • Rob says:

            Unless you have a definite plan for the AA miles, BA may be tidier. Remember that you’d lose the BA tier points as well as your status credit would also go to AA.

          • RK says:

            That all said, if you are based outside the UK and are Gold, the BA 125k promo makes this deal even more amazing. You would essentially get TATL in CW for ~£500, and profit 20k in avios after paying your 30k for the £500 off. If you value that 20k in avios at a modest £140, you are getting CW flights to the US for £360. Plus Tier Points. Doesn’t get much better without being an error fare…

            Anyway most of us are based in the UK so have to do without the extra 25k avios. Still a good deal.

          • Polly says:

            Yes the AA ones are more difficult to accumulate, either with travel or using their mbna card. Apart from that big bonus couple of years ago. None since! Main problem we have with them is you can’t have a family account like BAEC, which is useful when booking. We are aiming to use ours when we reach the required miles, for HNL eventually. It is really a hard slog earning them. Would never have bothered, with all these ex EU sales around, we could have done HNL ages ago. However, we are nearly there, but when we come to book in 2017! We have to make 2 separate bookings with an agent, or do the bookings using two iPads etc to make sure we get on the same flights. AA don’t make it easy for novices! Stick with BAEC, my advice.

  • simmo says:

    Cant find any ex-EU to BKK for under £1500 when using this discount

    • Rob says:

      Stockholm is cheapest EU departure point in February at £1,500. You can knock off £500 with 30,000 Avios. However, that begs the question of why you wouldn’t book the £995 Royal Jordanian fare from London which I wrote about the other day.

      • simmo says:

        I guess its an airline not very family with 🙂

        Currently have BA direct booked on the 2-4-1

    • Bloomsbury says:

      Though not related to this deal… Qatar Airways are currently offering business class to BKK from DME for around £777 vis DOH. I would argue that using your avios to get to Moscow and taking that flight would be better than the BA offer at the moment.

      • Rob says:

        Russia is tricky with transits. You don’t need a visa if you don’t leave the airport. However, if your Qatar connection was cancelled / oversold and you were put on the next flight 24 hours later, you could NOT leave the airport. That isn’t a gamble I keen on taking!

        • Bloomsbury says:

          That’s good advice! Thanks! Hadn’t really thought of that.

          Don’t really want to turn into Edward Snowden!

  • Kim says:

    Hi has anyone had any luck getting the Avios discount with a multi city search?

    • Majunga says:

      I had a couple of longish calls with a BA rep on this topic yesterday and this morning.
      The simple answer is yes but it can not be open-jaw.
      I was able to book a DUB-LHR-LAX-LHR-DUB for approx. GBP850 +30k Avios with an overnight stay in London (under 24h). The DUB-LHR-LAX/SFO-LHR-DUB was pricing at approx. EUR1,850 but did not allow for the 30k part-payment in Avios.

  • Ben says:

    Does anyone know why is not allowing connections to jfk between Christmas and new year? Trying to book a sneaky new year trip but need to travel out on the 29th Dec and back on the 1st.

  • Kathy says:

    I have taken the plunge and booked! Points from Tesco and Amex came through this morning, which is quick given that I transferred them Thursday night.

    Got CPH-LHR-JFK-LHR-CPH for 4076 DKK and 30 k avios, flying out 31st March and back 4th April.

    Thanks, Raffles, for all your help!

  • Max says:

    Hi All

    Anyone got this deal working with Dubai?
    I can get the discounts to come up but I’m having trouble finding decent flight prices. Have tried a range of dates.


    • Rob says:

      The cheap flights tend to be to the US because BA is competing against Norwegian and its aggressive discounting to North America.

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