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9+ Club World Orlando seats opened for Avios on many Summer dates

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If your kids have been badgering you for a trip to Disney, this could be your chance.

A huge amount of Avios reward availability to Orlando has opened up.  On some days, for example 21st August, I can see 9+ seats in Club World.

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There are now two flights per day from Gatwick to Orlando on many dates, leaving within two hours of each other, which seems to be the reason. I don’t know if this has always been the case or if there is a new service slotted in to use the new ex-Monarch landing slots.

A quick look at baredemptionfinder shows at least 5 Club World seats bookable with Avios on most day in May, June, late August and September.  You will still struggle for July and early to mid August however.

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  1. With flights at £1000 pp in the school holidays I think this is a great chance to use avios. If only they would reinstate the connecting flight from MAN!

  2. I have two seats from Orlando to Amsterdam in May with Virgin (Delta mental) for 50,000 VS points plus £4 in taxes. Wide open availability over the phone if anyone needs a plan B for summer 2018

    • Is this booked through Virgin flying club?

    • That’s a great spot. Would be much better than driving to LGW as well as we can get KLM from Bristol.

      Is there any way to see availability of reward seats on these flights online?

    • If you go on the Delta website you can see the availability and cost. I guess that as I have VS miles not Delta Skymiles then I would need to book via Virgin phone. Interestingly, it appears that if you book 2 singles the charges are lower than booking a return (at least, if using Delta Skymiles via their site)

  3. Gone are the value days of avios on BA. £2500 of tax and 600k~ avios or £1971 on BA/VS direct in Y admittedly.

  4. The picture is the Disneyland Paris castle – not the one in Orlando 😉

  5. I’ve got a couple of Lloyds vouchers, one of which expires this weekend. Admittedly I’ve only recently started looking, but has anyone spotted 4 seats around 1 September +/- 2 days ?

    All I can find is Madrid to London. Looking for somewhere warm back to UK (any) obviously on BA.

    Any other origins that people have seen?

    • Europe? Sep 1-3 in Business – Barcelona, Bilbao, Bologna, Ibiza, Istanbul, Lisbon, Nice, Marseille, Palma, Thessaloniki. Abu Dhabi available in Middle East. No point going further for 2 days.

    • I booked a Bilbao seat around those dates recently – there was loads of availability. Zone 1 though so you will only get 4500 points each way out of your voucher!

    • I think Bill means his departure date can be + or – a couple of days? Don’t know how long you’re going for but there’s loads of availability to the USA, I used my Lloyds voucher yesterday for a booking of 3 x CW to IAD in August.

      • Does the flight not have to start in the UK or is that just the 2 4 1?

        • Sorry for any confusion.

          We are flexible where we go in Europe. We are paying to pay cash for the outbound flight.

          We are looking to travel back to the UK on 1 September or up to a couple of days either side.

          Since we have two Lloyds vouchers and there are 4 of us we are hoping to find a flight with 4 business class seats so that we can use the two vouchers.

          I understand that I can use the vouchers for one way travel inbound by calling the Avios call centre

        • You might be struggling because you are flying out in the school holidays, the CE seats go fast for those dates.

        • Sorry, to clarify, the schools don’t go back till around the 5th/6th of September so availability will be poor until after that.

        • Also, have you tried Gibraltar? It’s well served by BA and not any people realise it’s handy for Southern Spain as most fly to Malaga.

  6. Wrong castle. This is the Paris one.

  7. I’ve been a very regular visitor to Florida for over 20 years now and have established 3 hard rules from my experience. Firstly, never visit when the weather is dreadful in July and August. Secondly, Orlando is a 1 time destination and, lastly, avoid the BA sub par ex LGW planes at all times.

    There are some great bargains to be ex DUB on superior carriers without spending ridiculous amounts in redemptions charges with BAEC.

  8. “If your kids have been badgering you for a trip to Disney” give them a slap and remind them how lucky they are to have any kind of childhood, many kids around the world don’t.

    • Surely physical abuse is seriously frowned upon these days?

      I’m sure it would be better to put them on the naughty step and remind them about how fortunate they are not to be born in a 3rd world country

      Or, you could just got to Florida and have fun.

  9. Late August is a good time to go to Disney World. The US school head back mid August and the parks start to quieten down a little. If you purchase tickets such as Disney My Way or Ultimate, you can plan your day a little by prebooking your fast passes up to 60 days in advance

    • Only 60 days if you stay on-site, otherwise it’s 30 days. A single night’s stay will get you 60 days, however.

    • Sussex Bantam says:

      I’d echo this – last two weeks in August are much quieter and probably he best time to go if you have kids of a school age and don’t want to bunk them out of school

      • I agree too, we went in late August last year and the attractions were quiet. It was Brits everywhere in shopping centres, attractions etc, but not enough to make it busy.

        Weather was mostly very good (too hot really as 100F+ on some days), there were a couple of days of downpours but we timed those on the days we were doing long drives.

  10. Michael C says:

    Grr…still nothing the week BEFORE half term in Oct…sneaky snorkels!

  11. Not sure where the best place to pose this question is… so sorry if I’ve got it wrong!

    There are some great priced business class saver flights from Helsinki through Doha to Kathmandu which I’d like purchase, but I wonder if I can discount them further using Avios… BA’s website does not have the discounted price so I cannot book through there, and I can’t see a way of discounting with BA points on Qatar’s website… is this going to be possible?

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