British Airways has launched a range of attractive Club World business class fares out of Dublin, exclusively for travel in August. Only the US seems to be included.
Here are some examples:
Dublin to New York JFK – €1,337 return
Dublin to San Francisco – €1,629 return
Dublin to Las Vegas – €1,557 return
Dublin to Miami – €1,778 return
Some routes give you the option of flying on American Airlines, either directly from Dublin or with a change in the US. This will be a little cheaper. You may even see Iberia options up there!
If you are not flying on American and transiting via Heathrow, remember that Dublin to London should be on a BA plane where possible. This gets you Club Europe with better service and more tier points and Avios. Aer Lingus short haul flights are all one class.
Here are the fare rules:
You must book 14 days in advance, so the early days of August are not available
All travel must be completed by 31st August
A Saturday night stay is required
You must book by 23rd July
As usual, I STRONGLY recommend getting a matching quote from the BA Holidays premium fares site, which is here.
You may well find that you can add a hotel to your booking and actually pay the same or even less!
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 triple points – 3 per £1 – when you book flight tickets in a foreign currency, because it triggers both the ‘double points for airline spend’ and the ‘double points for foreign spend’ bonuses.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2022)
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 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.