British Airways Holidays has launched another special Club World promotion for travel over Christmas or in 2018 on some routes to the US and Canada.
There are some decent prices here but you need to book by Monday 31st July. The prices are not as good as we saw last year or in February but they are still very good value for what you get and slightly better than the prices in June.
The ‘lead in’ flight and hotel offer based on Club World flights is:
New York – £1,293 over Christmas including three nights in a 4* hotel (£1,369 for a 5* – the InterContinental Barclay)
New York – £1,949 for a three nights city break in 2018 in a 4* hotel
This price is based on two people sharing.
Other routes included are Washington DC, Boston, Las Vegas and Toronto, although New York is the cheapest option amongst those.
A minimum three night stay is needed.
“Customise Your Trip”
BA has a new service where you can customise your holidays by choosing multiple destinations and combining flights out of different airports. You can also choose car hire for parts of the holidays. If you click on ‘Customise Your Trip’ you’ll see that there is a huge level of flexibility available now. Note, though, that you need to book a hotel or car from every night of your holiday in order to get the hugely favourable flight pricing.
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 Christmas or at some point next 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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2022)
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 Avios.
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.
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.
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.)