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Last call for British Airways £1,300 Club World US business class flights

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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

Here are the headline fares:

New York £1319
Florida (primarily Miami) from £1335
Boston £1345
Toronto £1411
San Francisco £1419
Las Vegas £1449
Los Angeles £1449
Vancouver £1459

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 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 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 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

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 2024)

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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (8)

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  • James says:

    And the AMEX £200 back on a £600 spend with Amex Travel (If you were offered it & saved it).

    • Jay says:

      Anyone who has this but might not be making use of it personally? Have BA flights to book for me and Mrs Jay and additional saving would be of help 🙂

  • Bach says:

    I believe Avis should be contacted rather than Virgin in the event miles are missing?
    I booked 3 week ends in March as price was quite competitive anyway… fingers crossed for a painless experience…

  • Mike L says:

    And the last day to use the £50 off Amex travel (£200 spend required) via the Amex gold rewards card.

  • Save East Coast Rewards says:

    What does the Tesco Pay bonus show as on your Clubcard statement?

    • Genghis says:


      • Save East Coast Rewards says:

        That’s what would be obvious, but I never saw any separate itemisation on mine. The clubcard balance was a little higher this quarter but as others use my account too it might be just others spending more.

        • Liz says:

          It shows as a separate item as PAY+ Bonus – normally posts 2-3 days after the transaction.

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