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BA launches European luxury beach holidays flash sale

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This weekend – you need to book by Monday night – British Airways is running special deals on ‘luxury European beach holidays’. 

Full details are here.  These are package offers consisting of Club Europe flights and a stay in a four or five star hotel.

Given the usual cost of Club Europe flights, pricing looks good.

BA Holidays

Based on travel in September, headline prices include:

Algarve – 7 nights from £388 per person

Malaga – 7 nights from £423 per person

Sardinia – 7 nights from £439 per person

Bari – 7 nights from £439 per person

Nice – 7 nights from £473 per person

Ibiza – 7 nights from £477 per person

There are also ‘last minute’ packages available for travel in June as well as a selection of ‘all inclusive’ packages for September.

Remember that, as this is a BA Holidays booking, you don’t need to pay the full balance now.  You can simply pay a deposit and settle the balance nearer departure.  Flights booked via BA Holidays will earn the usual Avios and tier points, although they do not earn credit in the On Business small business scheme.

Full details can be found on this page of the BA Holidays site.

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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel 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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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 (16)

  • Nick M says:

    Has anybody had a positive experience with using the £100 off £500 offer with a BA Holiday booking?

    • roberto says:

      I did yes… had £500 outstanding and paid with the card. The £100 credit appeared the next day.

    • PJS says:

      I paid a £300 BA holiday deposit for my Son which, added to an earlier £300 ticket purchase for myself, triggered the credit!

      • Stu N says:

        Yes, paid £500 deposit on new booking. Email confirming redemption came through straight away, credit took about a week.

        • Scott says:


          • Yuff says:

            I’ve just paid for some connecting flights to get us to doh for the 241 flight back to LHR, I booked on Thursday, and the 4 flights(£165) took me to £5 over the £500 total needed and I received the redemption email within a minute. Annoyingly I had to book first 😉 as 4 economy seats took me to £479 total!!!

    • Bill says:

      Funny you should mention that, I booked a holiday via BA holidays back in march and paid the minimum deposit. 2 months later we got the spend £500 get £100 back. We got £200 back using my BAPP card and the the mrs supp card on the same booking. I used the mrs one 2 weeks ago and used mine yesterday. Both confirmation emails arrived immediately.
      I’ve still got another £500 deposit to pay off which I’ve left intentionally should another similar offer arrive before we travel.

    • Nick M says:

      Thanks everyone – good to know it seems to be cumulative too… this afternoon may be spent finally getting round to making those bookings!

    • Ruth4325 says:

      I redeemed the offer on 9th, got the email straight away confirming it from amex. Not had the statement credit yet though, but looks like it arrives within a week for most people.

  • Leo says:

    OT: If you are flying BA as part of a package through a third party (Secret Escapes type of thing) presumably you have no issue with avios , TPs and use of lounge? Never used BA as part of a package and just want to be sure – I know that there can be issues around upgrading travel agent tickets etc. but that’s not an issue here.

  • Nick says:

    When’s the cut off date for the £100 off please?

    I thought it had lapsed hence didn’t book!

  • Stewart says:

    Where is this located please is if tied to a credit card or is there a code?

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