British Airways has launched some attractive Club World fares to the US and Canada for Autumn and Winter travel. These are not being advertised by BA as far as I can see, but they are out there and they are bookable via ba.com.
Here are the headline fares:
New York £1319
Florida (primarily Miami) from £1335
San Francisco £1419
Las Vegas £1449
Los Angeles £1449
The fares are valid for departures on selected dates between 28th October and 14th February 2019. A Saturday night stay is required (it may even be 7 days depending on route). The offer is bookable until 28th February.
American Airlines flights are bookable as well as British Airways ones. You should check which plane type is being used but in many cases you will get a superior seat to Club World. You receive the same Avios and tier points irrespective of which airline you choose. Remember that inbound AA flights do not qualify for EU261 compensation if delayed.
“Part Pay With Avios” is also available. Details of how that works are on ba.com here.
Do not book until you have also checked out BA Holidays pricing, booked as a ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’. This often works out even cheaper or can get you a hotel for a nominal extra sum per night. The BA Holidays Club World page is here.
To maximise your miles when paying, your best bet is the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card which earns double Avios (3 per £1) when you book at ba.com or via BA Holidays. You do not get double Avios if you book with the free British Airways American Express card.
Another option is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you book flight tickets directly with an airline.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
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