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News in brief:

BA European flash sale

British Airways has added 250,000 seats at less than £30 to their current sale.

Until midnight on 19th September you can book flights from Gatwick to Europe in economy for less than £30 (‘hand baggage only’ pricing) on selected routes.

The destinations included are Innsbruck, Turin, Rome, Naples, Salzburg, Porto, Vienna, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Verona, Nuremburg, Faro, Glasgow, Malaga, Nice, Alicante, Genoa, Seville, Geneva, Amsterdam and Venice.

The travel period is 1st October 2017 until 8th July 2018.

The BA sale ends on 29th September but the ‘under £30’ flights are only bookable until midnight on 19th September.

You can find out more on the sale website which is here.

British Airways sale

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Comments (34)

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  • Dave says:

    very much a case of what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger 😉

  • tom H says:

    O/T- my supplementary gold Amex to my wife’s platinum account has turned platinum on-line as of today. any ideas? (It has been gold for the last 10 months, and there is already a supplementary platinum card on the account)

  • Genghis says:

    Just released the cash today locked up in the Tesco gift card by buying Amazon gift cards. May have to restock…

  • New Card says:

    I don’t see Tesco on the TGC page… have they run out again?!

    • the real harry1 says:

      you’re right – it disappeared overnight a few days ago as well – bit odd, sounds like they have a defined ‘stock’ to sell through then need to replenish

      the £3 September bonus works on most other purchases eg Ebay – you MUST register first, though

  • h1tvd says:

    O/T Does anyone know if I can use Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts as a supplementary platinum holder or if it is only the main cardholder who can use it?

    • Rob says:

      If the supp has the card registered, then they would be able to log in to the Amex Travel website, see FHR rates and book (I imagine).

      • Tracy says:

        No, tried that. Error message that the card is not registered for membership rewards so cant book FHR…

        • Alan says:

          Just get them to call Amex Plat travel – my folks gave done it before (they have supp card on my account).

    • Alan says:

      Not an issue at all. Personally I always prefer booking FHR over the phone as (a) the FHR website is appalling and makes it difficult to work out what the difference is between different room types, (b) the agent can confirm which room categories you won’t be upgraded from – handy if you were considering booking something higher than a base room as less benefit if they won’t upgrade from it and (c) they can sometimes tweak the food credit – eg from one dinner for two to a lunch and dinner for one (sadly they can’t change the type of credit, eg spa to food).

      • Tracy says:

        Yes, did online chat with amex who confirmed that supplementary card holder can book via phone but not online, seems a bit odd but at least it can be booked

        • Alan says:

          TBH you’re not missing much – as I say even as primary cardholder I don’t try and book online. When I was looking at the most recent FHR property it gave me approx 20 room options with no clear difference between them!

  • panka121 says:

    Is it possible that the BA promo is over already?

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