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British Airways September sale starts TODAY

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It is always risky writing about deals which are not yet launched as there is always a chance that they get pulled at the last minute or start late.  So, if it is not live when you read this, don’t blame me.

The British Airways September sale is due to start today and runs until 20th September.  I don’t know the valid travel dates yet.

British Airways A350

Details are hopefully here.  I will do a full article on the pricing either tomorrow or Thursday, but the headline prices should include LA from £478 in World Traveller, Miami from £549, Orlando from £413 and Abu Dhabi from £399.  BA Holidays deals in World Traveller will start from New York at £449 per person.

Of more interest to the HfP market, Club Europe holiday deals will start at £259 per person with long-haul deals starting at £1,599 each for Club World to New York.

The home page for the sale is here.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 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:

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BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

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

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

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We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

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The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(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.)

Comments (70)

  • Kipto says:

    I’m getting ” this offer has ended” when clicking onto the link

    • James67 says:

      Not advertised yet but the sale fares are definitely loaded in the system. I’m in market for a couple of revenue fares to SE Asia next spring and BA prices this morning are substantially less across all classes than late last night. Don’t get excited though, their fares to BKK exEDI for example, even on sales with seats selected are over twice the price of best available fares across all classes available on the same dates with several other carriers.

      Discounts for avios are again available but not as generous as last time, i was offered £200 discount for 35000 avios compared to £300 for 30000 avios last time.

    • ozbar says:

      Ex Dub to west coast still quite high..wonder when this sale might actually kick in?? Looking for
      Dub-Sfo end of sept for 8 days…not looking good so far. Cummon BA..throw us a bone!

  • Aeronaut says:

    See above…
    “If the link is dead, try again in a couple of hours – BA sales have a habit of not going live until mid-morning.”

  • Simon Schus says:

    I was getting excited as I’m in the market for a few transatlantic flights in November and December, then I realised that I’m going to be starting those trips ex-USA to the UK/Europe rather than the other way around! I’ve usually been starting in the UK/Europe but I’ve moved over to the US for a while and I keep forgetting the sales aren’t the same.

    Maybe I can do some nesting and mix with an award flight over to the UK to begin the trip- we’ll see what comes up (and if BA run an ex-USA sale in parallel: I have no idea what happens with ex-USA sales and how/if they operate! Will have to do some searching around).

    • Alan says:

      I’d also have a look at the AARP discount – lots of coverage on One Mile At A Time, decent discount for ex-US flights plus very cheap to join.

  • Genghis says:

    Very OT. Gave the MIL 10 bottles of Mr Muscle last night which she (strangely) loved. Now there’s some very cheap brownie points.

    • Mr(s) Entitled says:

      Christ! I knew it was okay for the middle classes to pretend that Prosecco is the new Champagne but when did drinking Mr Muscle become okay?

      • Genghis says:

        You need to remember where you come from!! 🙂

      • Yuff says:

        When it came with bonus clubcard points 🙂
        I see BA are milking the publicity on the Olympics, flying the team home. Rightly so.
        At least they are doing something right 😉
        I know they come under a lot of flak on this site, justifiably on some of it. But they do do a lot right and as good as the ME3 are at giving a great product my wife still prefers to fly BA F. That may change after flying Etihad in October and hopefully she gets to come into one of the apartments ( I could only book 2)

        • Genghis says:

          My Dad is also looking forward to his Sunday Times Travel Mag sub starting which he got for his birthday. Shh!

        • Mike says:

          How do the seats get distributed for a flight like this?

        • Hugo says:

          Agree its great when BA does these sorts of things!

          I do wonder though whether they did or didnt get the service cuts that were due yesterday…maybe we had some hungry athletes landing at heathrow? 😛

    • harry says:

      She might not have been quite so happy if she realised she effectively paid you to get them 🙂

      When I was doing the ELITE stuff with those chatty women, the free stuff was rather embarrassing & the house rather full – my wife actually issued an ultimatum not to get any more or else lol

      • Choons says:

        Ha ha, that is a thread I steer clear of now too.

        Instead, I have tons of handwash due to the Cineworld Tesco promo in early summer…

      • Chatty woman says:

        Friendly wave from chatty woman.

        You can run but you cannot hide!

        • harry says:

          hi there, old squills is alive & kicking

          hope it was me who introduced you to hfp?

          must be a few elite on here

      • Andy says:

        Please explain (if you dare!) Elite and chatty women ….. If there’s Avios to be gleaned and all that ….

        • harry says:

          as a newcomer you might think they are chatting completely inanely

          you’d be right

          then you’d be completely wrong

          their knowledge of supermarket stuff/ supermarket intelligence is incredibly good

          I used to contribute to that but now I search for Avios

    • Alex W says:

      What did you do with all the magazines that yo must have sscavenged?

      • Andrew* says:

        Through them in the *bin* with all the unused printers purchased purely for points and no regard for the environment 😉

      • Genghis says:

        The mags were picked up in great quantities from the Tesco on Cheapside, taken to my work where I cut out the coupons and put the rest of the mags in recycling. My colleagues think I’m a bit loopy (but they are always asking for money saving tips…)

  • Mick says:

    GLA – PUJ 25/9-2/10 £1445. With an AI hotel it won’t be much over 2k

  • Clive says:

    I’m in the middle of my holiday in Krabi, Thailand and having flown over with Qatar ex Oslo for under £600 I think I will give this a miss.

    • Nick says:

      Which cabin Clive? If business that is an awesome deal and beats my £852.90 Qatar business class return from AMS to BKK this November.

      • Poly says:

        Ours is similar to HKT end of Oct, from CPH. Great value. We did cancel a BA F 241 to buy this, but putting the avios to v g use for RFS to position, and back and forth to DUB. Hope for a similar one not November too on QR. BTW it’s a1-2-1 config, same as BA F.

      • Clive says:

        Hi Nick, Yes it was in business. Got the 787 out of OSL and the 380 on the BKK leg.

  • james says:

    I will be interested to see what they have to LAX. Typically ex OSL,ARN,CPH I can get roundtrip for 370GBP or DUB in Club for 1200GBP

  • Mark says:

    The sales page has just now load on my computer at 10.45am

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