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New BA Holidays promo – NYC and other routes from £1,299 Club World including hotel

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British Airways Holidays has launched a special Club World promotion for travel over the Summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year on core routes to the US and Middle East.

There are some decent prices here but you need to book by Monday.  The prices are not as good as we saw last year but that is a moot point – they remain good value for what you get.

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

These are the ‘lead in’ flight and hotel offers based on Club World flights:

New York – £1,299 over Christmas including three nights in a 4* hotel

Boston – £1,499 over Christmas including three nights in a 4* hotel

Abu Dhabi – £1,199 over May – September including three nights in a 4* hotel

These prices are based on two people sharing.

Other routes included are Muscat, Dubai, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Las Vegas, Calgary, Los Angeles and Oakland.

The travel dates included are:

USA / Calgary – 1st July to 31st August, 21st to 28th November, 18th December to 2nd January

Middle East – 1st May to 30th September

A minimum three night stay is needed, with the exception of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland and Calgary which must include a Saturday night.

As usual with BA Holiday you don’t have to pay in full when booking. Apart from a small deposit, you only need to pay the balance five weeks before departure.

Remember that you also earn a bonus 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.

If you fancy a short break over the summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year, these offers are worth considering.  You would also receive 280 tier points which may be a helping hand towards your requalification or promotion for next year.

The BA Holidays Club World promo page is here.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee 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.

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 an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (121)

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  • mart says:

    help Required not sure what ive done wrong or is there a change in amex T+Cs to punish churning??

    Got Preferred Rewards Gold Card last January ,hit spend received bonus and 2 referral bonuses.
    Cancelled in April.
    Applied again in November got Preferred Rewards Gold Card,hit spend.
    Never received bonus.
    Phoned up every couple of weeks asking where my bonus was,fobbed off with various excuses.
    Today i decided to get the bottom of the problem.
    They said various reasons on why i shouldn’t get the 20K

    stuff like:
    i didnt hit spend in time period -proved them wrong.
    Didnt leave 6 month between cancelling and reapplying-proved them wrong.
    Then lastly the cheeky buggers said id had them and spent them already.
    put it like this i was not getting the 20K no matter what.
    Got so frustrated i ended up hanging up.

    Not sure where i can go with this?
    or just a heads up for others to be wary.

    • Rob says:

      When the cancellation actually take effect though? You may have rung to cancel in April but the card is not cancelled immediately – they wait to see what outstanding charges may appear and then, if you have a balance, you obviously need to pay the final statement before the card is closed. Perhaps it wasn’t a full 6 months?

      • mart says:

        You could be right i have no idea ,but neither did the CS

        i dont know if ill have another go at them its so frustrating !!!

        • Kip says:

          We had a situation recently where Mrs Kip received a statement (with a charge for the annual fee) for a long-cancelled Gold card. Turns out there was a refund to the card after the cancellation which effectively ‘opened’ the account and, even though the credit balance was returned to us by cheque, the card account was still sat there open and waiting to pounce as soon as the anniversary kicked in…

          As such, I suspect we would have to wait 6 months from the second cancellation.

          • Genghis says:

            Not sure a refund to a closed account should affect it as your MR account remains well and truly closed? I got a refund to SPG ages ago and still churned the next time for the bonus.

            When you cancel, Amex send you a letter with the closure date. That’s the official closure date which + 6 months and a day (just for some leeway) is when I believe I can reapply. I always wait for all transactions to post, all points to have transferred out before cancelling. Not had an issue getting a bonus (apart from MBNA during the Virgin flying club membership number transfer malarkey last Nov – now sorted though. Thanks Raffles).

      • AndyR says:

        That’s interesting I thought it was cancelled when you call. I need to be careful in the future as we usually apply 6 months + 1 day from the day we called.

    • Anna says:

      I’d lodge a formal complaint if you have met all the criteria,detailing all the fobbing off. I’ve recently got the card for the first and they’ve been great with me so maybe they are trying to put off people getting it more than once?

    • AndyR says:

      Did you have the the spend tracker in your online account showing the bonus you should get?

      • Graeme says:

        I’m currently working my way to the £2k spend to collect the bonus, first time I’ve had the card though. My spend tracker disappeared a few weeks ago so I hope this isn’t an indication of trouble ahead. Ive still got about 6 weeks to hit the target.

      • mart says:

        it showed it for a month ,then it disappeared
        i rang up about it they said it was a IT glitch

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Recent personal experience of the email staff has been very hit and miss Recently contacted them about not getting bonus points for my SPG booking paid on my SPG card and was told it’s 1 Point per $2 but they’ll credit 1/£1 as a gesture of goodwill.

      Replied back saying thanks but no goodwill needed the AMEX deal for all UK card holders is 1/£1 spend in SPG/Marriot hotels, Can you confirm?

      Replied back asking me where I had been contacted about this deal and to send them a screenshot of it!

      Now I’m not sure what the recent hiring policy is but they don’t even seem to know their own products!

  • Amtexfly says:

    Do Virgin Holidays price match or ever have similarly well priced deals?

  • Anon says:

    I’m thinking we should draft a letter of complaint to Amex to the effect that if downgrading the 2 4 1 companion is, in fact, BA policy, we will have to seriously consider our statuses as Amex customers. Try and get as many people as possible to send one.

  • Anna says:

    If Anon carries on reading this from his sun lounger he might be interested in this thread on Flyertalk.

    One of the posters appears to have successfully claimed the monetary value of the avios represented by the companion voucher when put in the same position by BA.

  • JamesWag says:

    I think, as someone suggestion previously, the takeaway advice for those of us looking to utilise a 2-4-1 anytime soon is TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF THE CASH PRICE OF THE TICKETS TOO AT TIME OF BOOKING.

    Doesn’t solve the problem but gives you a figure to work from with BA & a legal team.

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