Last month British Airways launched ‘Dream Tickets’. This is a new 2-4-1 promotion for First Class.
The opening offer was for Cape Town. It was hugely successful, judging by the number of readers who told me they had booked.
Three new routes are now bookable.
Take a look at the Dream Tickets home page here.
Here are the new destinations on offer:
New Delhi and Mumbai
£4,298 for two people to Mumbai in First Class
£4,998 for two people to Delhi in First Class
Book by 6th August, travel between 1st August 2018 and 15 July 2019. November travel to Delhi is excluded.
£5,499 for two people in First Class
Book by 6th August, travel between October 2018 and January 2019, excluding 15 December 2018 to 2 January 2019
But don’t book this ….
Instead, go here to the BA Holidays premium holidays site. Book your First Class flights and throw in a car rental or cheap hotel instead. You should see a substantial fall in what you pay. Far cheaper than just booking the flight on its own ….
When the Cape Town offer was running, the price dropped by £200 per person and you got the car as well.
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 (September 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.
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.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
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.