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Final BA Gatwick flash sale launched – lots of places for £60 return!

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British Airways has launched the last of the three Gatwick flash sales that have been running throughout October.

This final offer has return tickets to many destinations in EuroTraveller for just £60 return.  You have until midnight on Thursday to book.

Full details can be found on BA’s Gatwick webpage here.

British Airways Gatwick North

Here is a summary of the offer:

There are 75,000 discounted one-way economy tickets on offer at £29.99 per flight

These are all ‘hand baggage only’ fares.  Suitcases and seat selection, even for elite members, are chargeable.

The routes included are Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Rome, Friedrichshafen, Glasgow, Genoa, Geneva, Innsbruck, Jersey, Naples, Nice, Porto, Pisa, Salzburg, Turin, Venice, Vienna, Valencia and Verona

You must travel between 3rd November 2015 and 30th June 2016.  Christmas, February half-term, Easter and the week of the 2nd May Bank Holiday are excluded.  Some routes have additional exclusions – the full list is in the T&C’s on this page.

There is clearly no angle here in terms of earning cheap tier points or cheap Avios.  However, miles and points aside, there are some excellent deals here if all you want is a cheap weekend break.  Use a few hotel points for your accommodation and you could get a trip for peanuts.

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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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.)

Comments (42)

  • Mark says:

    I think BA have launched a similar sale on other country sites.

    So Portugal has a 40€ sale to London. However, it includes flights from destinations not available in the UK sale, eg Lisbon.

    I’m not sure if this can be worked both directions, but booking separately, you’d atleast get a discount back to London from some additional destinations (and not just to Gatwick).

  • John says:

    Highly OT but Willie Walsh is currently in Dublin and the first 3 new Aer Lingus transatlantic routes are LAX from May and Newark and Hartford(?) from September.

    Presumably the LAX redemptions will be available through BAEC imminently.

    • John says:

      Apparently Hartford currently has a big financial services industry centred on insurance with strong links to London, Dublin and Zurich, but no existing direct transatlantic services.

      Should be plenty of leisure seats for redemptions though and presumably easy-ish to get to NY, Boston etc.

      WW is strutting his stuff on http://www.rte.ie/news

      • Polly says:

        Hartford is in a really neat area, lots of pretty fab small towns around, plus great university buildings to look at, plus fast bus and train to BOS and NYC. My daughter flew in and out of there three years ago on AA. Yes very handy for that whole area.

  • Steve R says:

    Unfortunately London Airways no longer flies from Manchester to LGW.

  • David says:

    Off topic… but BA have just announced LGW-JFK daily, starting 1May next year !! There timings are 1640-1930 LGW-JFK, rtn 2200-1000 JFK-LGW ! 🙂

    • harry says:

      Nobody else is going to get excited but my route in Europe goes up from 3 daily to 4 starting next summer 🙂

      Wasn’t there when I booked my 3 Sept 2016 flights.

      Might keep fares down a bit I suppose.

      • Rob says:

        There were a list of frequency changes published this week as well but they didn’t seem exciting enough to write about!

  • VR says:

    Just booked trip to Rome for May – 3 people – 200 quid. Thanks HFP

    • Brian says:

      Get an apartment in Trastevere if you want to have an amazing experience and save money on accommodation, too. Don’t go for a hotel – you have to pay quite a lot to get anything decent.

  • Peter Taysum says:

    Slightly frustrating that the BA Callander prices up for the 30 pounds, then you click and it goes up to 400 pounds for two return. I do find BA IT someone wanting…