British Airways launched its latest World Sale yesterday with discounts on long-haul and short-haul flights in all classes.
Bookings must be made by 26th September. Travel dates vary.
One interesting quirk is that First Class is priced at a fixed £400 return above Club World on many North American routes, which will be tempting purely from an Avios and tier points perspective. This is for departures between 21st November 2017 and 6th August 2018.
Sao Paulo is an interesting deal at £2199 return in Club World, as is Buenos Aires at £2240, given that you rarely see Latin America heavily reduced. Kingston at £1127 is the cheapest Club World deal, closely followed by Punta Cana.
As usual, the best way to find a good deal is via the BA Low Fare Finder website. This lets you see the lowest price, on a month by month basis, for any route in any class. It is one of the most customer friendly bits of BA IT.
Here are some headline prices:
- New York from £1503 return
- Las Vegas from £1629 return
- Los Angeles from £1679 return
- Hong Kong from £2297 return
- Barbados from £1749 return
- Punta Cana from £1196 return
- Kingston from £1127 return
- Tel Aviv from £1327 return
- Bangkok from £1698 return
- Singapore from £2045 return
- Buenos Aires from £2240 return
- Sao Paulo from £2199 return
- Paris from £99 one-way
- Malaga from £99 one-way
- Rome from £119 one-way
- Vienna from £148 one-way
There are many more Club Europe offers – use the Low Fare Finder site to see them quickly.
North America in World Traveller:
- New York from £398 return
- Miami from £409 return
- Boston from £339 return
- New Orleans from £549 return
- Chicago from £509 return
- Orlando from Gatwick from £455 return
- Tampa from £430 return
- Las Vegas from £568 return
- Fort Lauderdale from £378 return
- Calgary from £466 return
Europe in Euro Traveller:
- Tenerife from £40 one-way
- Malta from £35 one-way
- Dubrovnik from £45 one-way
- Paphos from £40 one-way
- Funchal from £40 one-way
- Fuerteventura from £40 one-way
There are many more European economy offers – use the Low Fare Finder site to see them quickly.
Elsewhere in World Traveller:
- Barbados from £465 return
- Tokyo from £648 return
- Muscat from £349 return
- Dubai from £359 return
- Mauritius from £610 return
There are also deals on BA Holidays packages, home page here.
Unlike ‘flight only’, you can secure a BA Holidays package with a deposit as low as £150 per booking, not per person, with the balance only due five weeks before departure.
Remember that it is often cheaper to book a ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’ package than just a flight on its own.
The examples below – which are all in economy – were provided by the British Airways press office and are not my recommendations!
Las Vegas – three nights at the 3* Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park / Excalibur, from £499 per person, travelling January 1 to January 31
New York – three nights at the 3* The Gallivant Times Square, from £469 per person, travelling January 7 – January 31
Barbados – seven nights at the 3* All Seasons Europa/Rostrevor, from £529 per person, travelling April 23 to June 29
Tobago – seven nights at the 3* Grafton Beach, from £669 per person, travelling May 1 to June 29
Nice – two nights at the 3* Comfort Suites Cannes Mandelieu, from £99 per person, travelling November 1 to February 28
Abu Dhabi – three nights at the 5* Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, from £379 per person, travelling May 1 to May 31
Dubai – three nights at the 3* Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat, from £399 per person, travelling May 1 to May 31
Hong Kong – four nights at the 3* Best Western Plus Hotel, Hong Kong, from £509 per person, travelling January 2 to February 15
If you are looking for a Club World holiday deal, you will find those here.
With both short-haul and long-haul, and all travel classes from economy to First, included in the sale – plus BA Holidays – it is impossible to pick out everything.
You must book by 26th September. Travel dates vary by class and route.
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:
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. 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.
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.