We don’t feature many World Traveller Plus deals on Head for Points, mainly because there aren’t many of them around, but this one is worth a look.
Some interesting British Airways fares from Amsterdam to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat in World Traveller Plus have been spotted.
Whilst you will need to travel to Amsterdam to start your trip, you do NOT need to return there. You can book the return directly back to London, or with a connection to Glasgow, Manchester or any other BA domestic destination.
For absolute clarity – you must take the first flight from Amsterdam. Your ticket will be cancelled immediately if you don’t.
You obviously don’t get a flat bed with World Traveller Plus. However, at least with the Dubai route, you can book yourself on a day flight in both directions so it isn’t so painful.
As well as getting an excellent fare, these trips will earn 180 tier points (90 + 90) for the World Traveller Plus legs, plus another 5 or 10 depending on what the Amsterdam leg books into.
Here is a typical Dubai fare which comes out at €557 (£515) – click to enlarge:
Muscat in Oman is even cheaper at €457 (£422):
Bookings these is a bit complex, unfortunately.
Step 1 – visit ba.com and, on the home page, click ‘Multicity / Stopover’
Step 2 – on that booking page, put in ‘Amsterdam to (your choice of) Dubai / Muscat / Abu Dhabi’ as flight 1
Step 3 – put in ‘(your choice from) Dubai / Mucat / Abu Dhabi to (your choice from) London / Glasgow / Manchester etc’ as flight 2 – note that you must be away over a Saturday night
Step 4 – on the next page, you will see various flight combinations shown. The snag is that these are not priced. All you can do is play around with them to try to get a price near to €500-€550
As per the comments, what you can do to make it easy to find the cheap dates is to search initially for a return from and to Amsterdam. This will show the individual price for each leg. If you can get a return for around €600-€700 it should drop to €450-€550 when you use ‘multi-city’ and return to London.
I can’t find the full fare rules because I cannot replicate this fare in the ITA Matrix tool. This means that I don’t know how long you have to book, and I don’t know what periods you can travel in. Which is helpful.
However, if you’re looking for some Middle Eastern sun this Autumn the deal is worth a look. Pop over to ba.com and have a play around.
PS. If you want a hotel deal, here is our review of the Hilton Salalah Resort in Oman, a resort which is only 5,000 Hilton Honors points per night.
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.)