British Airways Holidays has launched a special Club World and Club Europe flash sale.
There are some decent prices here but you need to book by Monday 16th April. The headline prices may seem a little higher than the last time they ran this offer, but they do seem to be including additional hotel nights – often four instead of three.
For long-haul, you can see the deals available with Club World flights here.
The ‘lead in’ flight and hotel offer based on Club World flights is:
New York – £1,382 in Winter including four nights in a 4* hotel (£1,476 in Summer)
Abu Dhabi – £1,299 including three nights in a 4* hotel (seven nights from £1,393)
Toronto – £1,532 including four nights in a 4* hotel
These prices are based on two people sharing.
Many other routes are available. The BA Holidays Club World promo page is here.
And short-haul deals too
Headline five-star hotel deals include:
Seville – Club Europe flights and three nights in a five-star hotel from £302
Alicante – Club Europe flights and two nights in a five-star hotel from £313
Algarve / Faro – Club Europe flights and four nights in a five-star hotel from £351
Lisbon – Club Europe flights and two nights in a five-star hotel from £423
Malta – Club Europe flights and three nights in a five-star hotel from £450
Again, all prices are per person based on two travelling.
Many other destinations are available, as are options featuring cheaper hotels.
Get special BA Holidays booking benefits
As usual with BA Holiday you don’t have to pay in full when booking. Apart from a small deposit, you only need to pay the balance five weeks before departure.
Remember that you also earn a bonus 1 Avios per £1 for booking with BA Holidays on top of the Avios you will earn from the flights and from your credit card.
One minor downside is that BA Holidays packages do not earn On Business points for the flights in BA’s small business loyalty scheme, but this will only impact a few HFP readers. You WILL earn Avios and tier points on the flight as usual.
The BA Holidays home page is here if you want to find out more.
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 (December 2023)
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:
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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) 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.
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.