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British Airways Club World ex-Dublin bargains for Christmas 2016 – from £678

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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.

British Airways 350 2

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

or

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.


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In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

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There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

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You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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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 10,500 Avios.

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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.

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Comments (104)

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  • Jules says:

    Seem to require 7 days between first leg and last. Which might be fine.

  • Andrew H says:

    Off topic

    Pointshound are offering 10,000 Finnair miles with your first booking.

    On the face of it this sounds a good deal. However on closer inspection, you need at least double that amount of Finnair miles to redeem a flight.

    You cannot transfer the miles to another program but you can book partner airlines on the Finnair site… however the miles required are still great.

    For example a BA economy flight within the UK requires 23000 miles!

    I’m thinking that I should wait for a better Pointshound sign up deal.

    Any thoughts?

  • Sean says:

    The 355 day rule doesn’t seen infallible; have been watching the ex-DUB fares and booked DUB-MAD-MIA and back on Iberia (so no crappy AA 757 TATL) out 24th Dec, back Jan 1 / arr Jan 2 ’17 for a gnat’s cock over £700. Got it via Skyscanner>Opodo,
    There was another site for under £700 but I procrastinated while the kettle boiled.
    But all booked at >355 days and for 4 of us so happy with that. Connection timings v good – better than the AMS-DOH-KUL-HKT//HKT-DOH-AMS we’ve just returned from on QR. While the QR J product is great that was a bit challenging with an 8- and 3-yr old!

    • harry says:

      Interested you seem to have got T-356 or 357, would that be because you’re not booking via BA or even a BA return flight?

  • Bruce says:

    I can’t find any deals on flights for that period from
    Dublin….

  • zsalya says:

    Anybody else having the BA website offer only Economy today?
    It happens in Chrome, Firefox and IE.
    Does that means it’s not a cookie issue?

  • David Moritz says:

    Just tried to book some flights into SEA and out of SFO (26/12/16-31/12/16) which yesterday were super cheap. Today they are 8000 EUR! Has the deal ended?

  • Jason says:

    OT should it be possible to price the Amex travel site to the exact price on the Ba site

    Thanks
    Jason

    • harry says:

      Not always, I was looking 2 days ago and Amex Travel were more expensive for ET. They also don’t do HBO tickets.

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