With the end of the month approaching, I wanted to flag up a few good offers which are ending tomorrow.
£1300+ British Airways Club World for Autumn and Christmas travel
If you missed Head for Points over the weekend, you won’t have seen that 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.
Other offers closing tomorrow …..
As is usual at the end of the month, there are a few other deals which are on the way out:
28th February is the …..
…. last day to convert your Clubcard points into Avios via avios.com to win a share of 1m Avios. However, the alternative British Airways competition to win a holiday to Kefalonia is still running for conversions made until 31st March. Article.
…. last day to get bonus Avios via Tesco paying with the Pay+ app. Article.
…. last day to book Club Carlson redemptions before reward prices increase, although only 120 hotels are moving and some of those are getting cheaper. There will be no more 9,000 point hotels in the UK from 1st March. Article.
…. last day to get a 75% bonus buying IHG Rewards Club points. Article.
…. last day to book an Avis car rental to earn 6000 Virgin Flying Club miles (collect by 30th June). However, it is worth noting that these miles do not seem to be posting properly (not for the first time with an Avis / Virgin promo) and Virgin does not have a proper system for claiming missing partner miles. Book at your own risk. Article.
…. last day to save 30%-50% in the Corinthia Hotels sale. Particularly worth a look if you are heading to Budapest or Malta soon, or want to stay in their exceptionally plush London five star. Article.
…. last day to get 300 bonus Avios with a Charles Tyrwhitt purchase. Article.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
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.)