Instead of holding a last minute £1,000 sale, as they did last year, British Airways has decided to drops its unsold Club World availability over Christmas into the Avios redemption bucket!
The following statement has appeared on ba.com here:
“Additional reward flights availability in Club World for limited destinations departing from London Heathrow only on British Airways flight-only bookings. For travel between 14 December 2015 and 3 January 2016 exclusively. Additional availability varies depending on destination and date of departure.”
13,000 Club World seats have been released. That works out at 650 per day which should mean at least a couple per flight.
I am pleased about this – I was critical last year of British Airways launching a £1,000 cash sale when it could easily have opened up these seats for redemption instead.
(You can argue about whether it is better to pay £1,000 cash or redeem Avios and pay £500 in tax, but the latter clearly requires a lower cash outlay.)
Feedback on Flyertalk is that availability is indeed there on most routes, so it is well worth a look. British Airways has not emailed Executive Club members about this so the seats are unlikely to be going too quickly.
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