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BA Sale Part 2: Good First and Club World flight and BA Holidays deals from £1,200

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British Airways Holidays has launched a new round of First Class and Club World flight and holiday bargains.

Click here to take a look at some of the deals available with Club World flights.

Some of the headline prices look good.  These are the ‘lead in’ flight and hotel offers based on Club World flights:

New York – £1,406 including three nights in a 4* hotel

Toronto – £1,204 including three nights in a 4* hotel

Los Angeles – £1,693 including SIX nights in a 4* hotel

Boston – £1,340 including three nights in a 4* hotel

These prices are based on two people sharing.

Remember that with BA Holidays, you don’t even have to pay now.   You can pay a deposit and then settle the balance in the Autumn.  You also earn 2 Avios per £1 for booking with BA Holidays on top of the Avios you will earn from the flights and from your credit card.

(One minor downside is that BA Holidays packages do not earn On Business points in BA’s small business loyalty scheme for the flights.)

There are also some impressive Club World flight deals available, for booking by 12th July.  Seats are bookable into May 2017 in most cases:

New York – £1,308 return

Atlanta – £1,356 return

Chicago – £1,260 return

Montreal – £1,155 return

Toronto – £1,128 return

Seattle – £1,176 return

Dubai – £1,360 return

Abu Dhabi – £1,245 return

Las Vegas – £1,376 return

San Francisco – £1,581 return

Other destinations are available too, but the deals are less compelling outside the Middle East and North America.

You should take a look at First Class pricing as well.  It is often available for just £400 return extra on the Middle East routes.  

£1,645 First Class to Abu Dhabi, for example, is fantastic – especially as you will be in the very small F cabin on a Boeing 787-9.

If you are based outside London, it is also worth comparing BA prices starting in Dublin or Amsterdam.  You may be able to make even bigger savings.  There are also some very good deals out of Paris to New York at the moment on BA and its sister airline – which flies direct – Open Skies.

The BA Holidays Club World sale page is here.

To find out which months have the cheapest fares, you might want to start your search with the British Airways Low Fare Finder tool which is here.  That £1,176 deal to Seattle is only available for December and January, for example, when you may find it a little nippy.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2023)

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 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! Read our full review

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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (21)

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  • Damien says:

    Missus and I booked to go to Barbados, 2 weeks in October dep LGW (1st-15th), Hilton exec room (Silver currently) and CW flights…£2500pp…did a week in Abu Dhabi last year booked through BA Holidays, Hilton hotel and got full credit towards stays and points. Gold here we come!!

  • Pompeyyorkblues says:

    Help me out please… Is 2000 room only for 2 in New York, incl return flights American Airlines from Manchester for 6 nights in easter hols a good deal?

    It sounds like it, but is American Airlines any good? The hotel is 26/475 on trip advisor (The New York Edition and looks pretty good..) I think I just need convincing to go for it as cheapest flights I can see are 80000 Avios plus 600 or cash is around 1400 for 2, so this looks like a great deal to me unless anyone knows any different?…

    • Alan says:

      The LHR – JFK route with AA has nice business class seats (1-2-1 with direct aisle access for all). Beware on the return flight you’re not covered for EU261 though – I got stuck for 10h in JFK overnight on the way back and got a $16 meal voucher and 10k AA miles, nothing in comparison to EU261 cover! Obviously shouldn’t be a common occurrence but would be a reason to have BA coming back to the UK if that was an option.

      • Pompeyyorkblues says:

        Thanks Alan.. I went via BA site but it comes up with American Airlines for some reason.. I will check again and see if can fly BA as I like them..

        • Pompeyyorkblues says:

          Its not good.. BA has to go via Heathrow so 3 hours each way for a connection whereas AA is direct.. Just checked reviews for AA and they do not look good… aargh.. back to the drawing board..

          • Alan says:

            Ah sorry, had missed that it was direct from MAN. I think it’s only the LHR flights that have the nice refitted/new planes 🙁

          • Pompeyyorkblues says:

            Ah never at the moment I am on 896 each now for 6 nights in New York 5 star hotel room only direct from Manchester with American Airlines.. easter holiday prices as well..
            I am very happy with the hotel as its about 300 a night if booked separately….
            My only concern is American Airlines as they have got bad reviews for time keeping and I am not sure if you get complimentary drinks on board like BA?
            I think I am going for it, unless someone advises me otherwise..It is about 50 percent cheaper that a lot of other sites like Expedia,…Thanks a lot..

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