The British Airways Winter Sale, for flights from the UK, is currently underway. This is valid in all classes for departures from the UK, for bookings until 2nd February.
I wrote about some of the British Airways sale deals available in this article and they are still bookable for a few weeks.
At the same time, I highlighted some amazing Club World fares to North America which had been loaded out of Dublin.
These were originally only valid for travel over the key Easter and Summer 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 fares have now been extended and can be booked over Christmas 2016 as well.
As of today, you can book for returns up to 30th December. Return dates in January will open up over the next few days as BA lets you book 355 days in advance.
Here are some of the typical prices for next December, flying out on Christmas Eve and flying back on December 29th:
Dublin to New York – €902 (£678)
Dublin to Miami – €940 (£706)
Dublin to San Francisco – €1,110 (£834)
Dublin to Chicago – €1,014 (£762)
Other destinations in North America are also available. There are some exceptions – I couldn’t find any deals to Orlando for example.
If these prices look interesting I suggest clicking through to ba.com and having a look around.
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.
If your plans for Christmas 2016 are still flexible – and I imagine they are – this is a good time to start thinking about getting away very cheaply.
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.)