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Get £50 off all British Airways long-haul flights until Monday night

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British Airways has launched a decent deal, valid in all travel classes.  The best value is clearly for Economy flights which, I admit, knocks out a large percentage of our readership.  There are some decent World Traveller Plus prices at the moment though – Oman, at around £550, has been flagged in the comments below – which should be upgradable with points to Club World if there is Avios availability.

Until midnight on Monday 23rd April, you will save £50 per person on any British Airways long-haul flight booking which begins in the UK.

You can book for travel between 21st April and 27th October.

There is NO minimum spend (well, there is, £51, but I doubt BA has any long-haul flights for that …..).  You need to be a member of British Airways Executive Club to book, but that is hardly likely to be a problem for a HFP reader.

You cannot mix this with ‘part pay with Avios’ and you can’t use it on an Avios redemption to reduce the taxes.  The discount is per person, not per booking.

Flights must be BA marketed AND BA operated.  Codeshares, eg the American Airlines flights to the United States which carry a British Airways flight number, do not qualify.

Save £50 on British Airways flights

How to book

Bookings can only be made on ba.com.  Here (click) is the special booking page – it says that you need to use the links on that page for the code to work.

In theory you need to use code BAMember50 during the booking process for the discounted prices to show.  However, when I tested it via the main ba.com home page the code failed.  It ONLY seems to work if you book via the booking box on this page which automatically applies the discount code.

The code is applied AFTER you have selected your flights.  If you do need to enter it manually, in VERY tiny print on the flight summary page it says ‘Promo code or e-voucher’.  Click that and a box appears where you can input the code.

Remember you cancel a flight booked yesterday for FREE ….

British Airways has a 24 hour (timed to the minute) cancellation policy.

If you booked a long-haul flight yesterday which would qualify for the discount, you can call BA and cancel it.  There are no fees at all.  You can then immediately rebook and claim the £50 saving.  Obviously check the price has not gone up though!

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Comments

  1. Michael C says:

    Sorry for OT: does anyone know if the “lounge” situation in N Orleans is still a $28 sandwich voucher?! Cheers!

  2. Roberto says:

    I think yes unfortunately, and as I understand it you don’t get change so you cant spread your voucher across more than one concession. The new terminal wont be open until Feb 2019 and as I understand it things wont improve between now and then. The choices in the current situation are not that good unless you want booze, its all fried chicken and poboy rubbish if you looking to eat. Two items I would not want to consume before a 9 hour flight.

    My next MSY experience is in a few weeks but will be a quick AA hop to Miami at 11am so will just have coffee and Beignets. I will report back on the lounge situation if it changed.

  3. It doesn’t look like you can use this voucher if your itinerary includes franchises (comair)

  4. Palcsaky says:

    Spanish groupon selling avios again. Plenty of 2000 packages left for €19. Don’t seem to find any working money off coupons this time. Remember to click through from Iberia Plustore. https://www.groupon.es/deals/avios-8

    • just bought one after a lot of faffing around, when it comes to entering security code, coupon code and e-mail address, it just stays on the same page?

      • ok, tried IE, and think I’ve got it to work, says 15 days for them to post.

  5. OT but BA, I’ve just noticed that when pricing up a flight you are now taken to a page advertising the blue BA Amex, maybe the reason why they are being slow in awarding points from referrals? There seems to be a £50 Amex credit plus 1000 avios offered, though I didn’t get as far as checking if there was a minimum spend.

  6. Hsergio10 says:

    OT: updated benefits for SPG Amex US to come.

    Link: https://www.spgpromos.com/amexcomingsoon/

    NEW! Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 points) at a participating hotel. Select hotels have resort fees.²

    NEW! Complimentary Silver Elite status: Earn Gold Elite status after making $30,000 in eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year

    Coming in 2019: Each calendar year you can receive credit for 15 nights towards the next level of Elite status. Limit one 15 Elite Night Credit per Marriott Loyalty Program member. Benefit is not exclusive to Cards offered by American Express. Terms apply.²

    Free, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi at more than 1,000,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide. Enrollment required.²
    Receive free in-room, premium Internet access while staying at participating SPG and Marriott Rewards hotels. Booking requirements apply.²

    No foreign transaction fees on international purchases.² 4Effective January 1, 2019, for Consumer and Business Cards, the spend threshold will increase to $35,000.

  7. CountryKerry says:

    Grabbed two seats MAN-LHR-SFO for a friend and me in October half term for £300 each. Can’t complain!

  8. Anyone having trouble with this? I’m clicking through the link and logged in for London to Beirut but can’t see a discount or anywhere to enter the code. Any ideas?

  9. I booked a 700 pound WT+ fare gatwick-oakland last week. Flight was about half full or less, but it made for a really cheap upgrade to world traveler on the way back. For anyone wanting to visit SF, might be worth a look – but the plane is rather tired looking.

    • do you mean upgrade from WT+ to club world? I can’t imagine you’d want to upgrade to world traveller… how much was the upgrade?

  10. Samuel Russell says:

    OT
    If i have spent 11k on BA Amex then upgrade it to premium will I get a 241 voucher immediately?

    • Yes. But judging by previous comments from people who have done this, it will only be valid for 12 months, and not 24

      • I did this last year and I got one that was valid for 2 years, so unless terms have changed since then, you should get 24 month validity

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