On the face of it, Business Class discounts appear to be lower than we have seen in previous years, but we need to see what is teased out over the course of the day. I will update this article as I see interesting deals posted or I dig up anything myself.
Please note the bookings dates – most of June, all of July, August and early September are excluded.
- Sale period: 9 until 16 January 2018
- Travel period: 9 January until 10 December 2018. All travel must be completed by 10 December 2018.
- Blackout dates: 9 June until 10 September 2018
From the UK, promo code UKGTBAFFILIATE gets you an extra 5% off the base fare. Outside the UK, try code PCGTBGIFT for a further ‘up to’ 5% off the base fare.
Qatar Airways is also offering DOUBLE Qmiles if you credit your flight to Qatar Privilege Club – click here for details and to register. In most cases, however, you will want to credit to British Airways Executive Club because of the 560 tier points available for a return flight to Asia from Europe.
Deals out there (business class, based on 1 person travelling – may be cheaper for 2, using code PCGTBGIFT):
Note that the Qatar Airways website seems to be running a little slowly at the moment. I have personally verified all the prices below although you may need to hunt around for applicable dates.
Athens to Hong Kong €1,467 (£1,293) – Greece sale page
Frankfurt to Johannesburg €1,702 (£1,500) – Germany sale page
Helsinki to Tokyo €1,442 (£1,271) – Finland sale page
Helsinki to Bangkok €1,145 (£1,009) – Finland sale page
Helsinki to Chiang Mai €1,186 (£1,045) – Finland sale page
Helsinki to Ho Chi Minh City €1,452 (£1,280) – Finland sale page
Oslo to Melbourne NOK 16,170 in November (£1,474) (Sydney, Perth etc similar) – Norway sale page
Stockholm to Singapore SEK 13,391 (£1,200) – Sweden sale page
Stockholm to Kuala Lumpur SEK 13,237 (£1,186) – Sweden sale page
Stockholm to Cape Town SEK 15,060 (£1,350) – Sweden sale page
Sofia to Shanghai BGN 2,270 (£1,023) – Bulgaria sale page
Your best option to maximise your miles when paying is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. This offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you when you book flight tickets directly with an airline. Our review of Amex Gold is here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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.)