Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

British Airways September sale starts TODAY

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

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.


how to earn avios from credit cards

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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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)

  • Gavin says:

    First mistake found – Santiago Business class fares showing on the Asia page!

  • krys_k says:

    Will we see another part points payment ex UK deal? I bought two CW from Dublin to NY for 60k avios and around £1200. Thought that was a tremendous deal and was hoping to see sight of something similar.

  • rams1981 says:

    OT Iberiaplus store groupon points have posted. 5 per euro spent. Can’t remember what the rate was

    • Genghis says:

      Thanks. Mine has been ‘Approved’ but not yet in balance. I’ll look again tomorrow.

  • Trevor says:

    Crash, crash, “system down”, crash. 12:22 today…. I’ll try a little later maybe…

  • JP says:

    Sale is live now at 12:41

  • Leo says:

    I’m not one for bashing BA generally but their website is total garbage isn’t it….

  • vol says:

    …sale looks great if you’re a couple with no kids…as soon as you add kids, it becomes more than what you’d pay for 4 adults…

  • Frenske says:

    OT My wife is flying with my daughter (2yo) on short haul for just a couple of days. Hand luggage only is £60 cheaper, but not doable while handling a 2yo and a pram so she would like to fly with only 1 check in luggage and not pay for 2. Cannot make a separate booking because under 12 need to be accompanied.

    How to avoid paying extra for check-in luggage that’s not going to be used!?
    – Can you add 1 check luggage after booking hand luggage only flights?
    – Phone them?

    • Jonny says:

      You can add a bag after booking, though its around £30 one way so may not make a difference (price does vary a bit depending on route – check the BA website)

      alternatively, stuff as much as you can in the pram, as you can take this for no extra charge…

    • idrive says:

      Use a courier as I do often these days…need advice?

      • Jude1234 says:

        We are wanting to do this for the second leg of our holiday to India next year. Which courier do you recommend?

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.