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New BA Holidays Club World and Club Europe flash sale – New York with hotel from £1,382

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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.

BA Holidays

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

Here is the BA Holidays home page for Club Europe flights.

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 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:

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 £12,000 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.

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.

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 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 (47)

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  • Andrew says:

    Some of the BA deals look interesting… minor point though: I think the BA Holidays Avios bonus is now only 1 Avios per £1.

  • Tilly says:

    BA reduced the bonus avios to 1 per £1 spent last year. In the autumn I think.

  • Andrew says:

    A crazy fare on at the moment is Luxembourg to LHR for €11!

    • Rob says:

      Yes, saw that. LUX is pleasant for a day trip.

      • Andrew says:

        +1 and free buses on a Saturday. CE fares can be reasonable, too.

        • Dan says:

          Is that with BA? Couldn’t seem to find anything like that on low fare finder?

        • Andrew says:

          And T3 lounges as well 🙂

        • Andrew says:

          Yep – might need a Saturday night away though. But then that’s a good excuse to have the fabulous local wine as well as their brilliant chocolates.

  • Pauline says:

    I have been looking to upgrade WTP to Club from Newark to London on 30th april -There has been no late availability at all for April / May recently – guess that’s not going to come up now!

  • Alan says:

    Damn, sounded interesting until the per person for two people bit – no doubt massive hike for single travellers. Recently got my parents to book a trip via BA Holidays was only one Avios per GBP bonus tho?

    • Alan says:

      Also just rechecked their holiday – price jump from just over £1k for the two of them to £2,719 for the two when switching to Club Europe :O

  • Boon Koh says:

    For New York holidays, if you’re getting high prices, one pro tip is try including a stay with at least one Saturday night. This brings the price down massively.

    e.g. for July 7th (Sat) to July 13th (Fri) I managed to get Club World & W New York for just over £2000. One person traveling. Bargain! Would have been around the same price for Economy flights and the same nights, but you get Club World.

    • Andrew says:

      Note that W New York is leaving/has left SPG and will be rebranded.

      • Boon Koh says:

        Good point, and I just checked the TA reviews and it is horrible. Had just assumed W chain would be similar standard throughout the world.

    • Chris A says:

      Economy redemptions do of course come into their own during the peak season: if, like me, you have found yourself needing to book a flight at the last minute to the States, for example, the rate vs cash price is very favourable.

  • John M says:

    Beware the Abu Dhabi 3 night deal. The return flight to LHR departs 01.50, but that is still regarded as being one of the hotel nights! Its really 2 nights and a midnight (at best) check out!

    • Ali says:

      Maybe you could use the custom trip tool and specify the dates needed for the hotel component and get the price down that way

  • Kevin says:

    2 weeks ago there were Club returns to Boston in October for less than £1400 (single traveller). I was waiting for the next sale to see if they got any cheaper. Now they are double that!

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