EDIT, 20th December: The Hawaii fare quoted this in this article now appear to be gone with the cheapest fare being around £400 more expensive – although still a good deal!
British Airways launched its Winter sale yesterday. This is valid in all classes for departures from the UK, for bookings until 2nd February.
I am currently looking through the various prices and will have a full article tomorrow.
In the meantime, I want to draw your attention to some amazing Club World fares to North America which have been loaded out of Dublin.
These are only valid for travel over the key holiday periods:
Book by 2nd February 2016
Fly outbound between 19th March and 18th April 2016
Fly outbound between 1st July and 31st August 2016
These are some of the prices available:
Dublin to New York – €1,009 (£732) on American direct (a little more on BA via London). Expedia can route this via Philadelphia on AA for extra tier points. The screenshot below shows a €1,009 itinerary:
Dublin to Miami – €1,057 (£767) on AA with a US connection (a little more on BA via London)
Dublin to San Francisco – €1,236 (£897) on AA with a US connection (a little more on BA via London)
Dublin to Chicago – €1,135 (£823) on AA direct (a little more on BA via London)
Dublin to Honolulu (Kahului, Kona also available) – €1,302 (£945) on BA / AA (more creative routings for extra tier points may be available if booked on aa.com)
Other destinations are also available. There are also some good First Class fares for prices you would usually expect to pay for Club World.
The Honolulu price is especially interesting and could lead to a substantial tier point haul with the right routing. This article shows how reader Ian got 1,390 tier points for a return business class trip to Hawaii. For well under £1,000, you can fly to Hawaii and get yourself to within touching distance of British Airways Gold.
If these prices look interesting I suggest clicking through to ba.com and having a look around. It is also worth searching via Expedia or aa.com as this is more likely to show you odd routing options to maximise tier points.
Remember that you MUST take the first flight from Dublin. You cannot hop on the plane at Heathrow and skip the first leg – your flight will have been cancelled by then! You should also try to take the final flight back to Dublin, especially if you have checked baggage. British Airways is clamping down on allowing passengers to ticket their bags through to London if their flight is ticketed to Dublin.
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
(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.)