For just a couple of days, until midnight on Monday, British Airways is offering discounts of up to 40% on Club Europe flight and hotel packages.
These are very good deals if you are flexible about when you travel. Prices will be better if you travel as a couple, obviously, although you may find the prices for single occupancy are still worthwhile.
Full details can be found on this special page of ba.com here.
Here are some sample prices. Remember that these are for Club Europe flights which will earn you 80 tier points (160 for Marrakech and some other long routes) and a decent amount of Avios.
Club Europe tickets include lounge access, guaranteed empty middle seat, much improved (although not life changing!) food and drink etc.
Venice – flight + 3 hotel nights – from £189
Rome – flight + 3 hotel nights – from £189
Marrakech – flight + 3 hotel nights – from £179
Amsterdam – flight + 2 hotel nights – from £199
Vienna – flight + 2 hotel nights – from £199
You won’t be getting a five star hotel for these prices. Nothing stops you from not turning up and booking a different hotel using points or cash, of course – your return flight won’t be cancelled.
Here are the headline rules:
Book by midnight on Monday 7th December
Travel must be completed by 14th January 2016
Prices are per person based on two sharing, departing from London
If you have some time off over Christmas and New Year then this could be a great opportunity to get away without flying too far. Full details are on ba.com here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)
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.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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 10,000 Avios.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(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.)